Medical genomics (Bachelor of Biomedical Science)



The Medical Genomics major will examine core genomics areas, including medical and human genomics, comparative genomics, microbial and forensic genomics, biotechnology (drug discovery) and phylogenomics. You will gain a sound understanding of associated methodologies including Next Generation Sequencing, high throughput genotyping, metagenomics, small RNA and transcriptome analysis. You will acquire quantitative and bioinformatics skills required for genomics research and big data analysis and will apply the bioinformatics concepts and methods, programs and pipelines required to support contemporary genomics research and big data analysis and interpretation. The impact of personalised medicine and ethical and social issues related to the use of genomics in the context of human health and diversity, biomedical research and biotechnology will also be discussed.

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Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

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  • Principles of Gene and Genomic Technology
  • Applied Ethics
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics 1
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Genomes and Bioinformatics
  • Human Genetics and Genomics