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Diagnostic Genomics

Queensland University of Technology

18 months
34300 AUD/year
25200 AUD/year
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Choose speciality streams in molecular genetics, cytogenetics, biochemical genetics, and from electives in cancer genetics, genetic epidemiology, and computational biology with this Diagnostic Genomics course at the Queensland University of Technology.


Why choose this Diagnostic Genomics course at the Queensland University of Technology

Genomics is a rapidly evolving field, critical to cutting-edge health care and personalised medicine. We offer the only Master of Diagnostic Genomics in Australasia.

During this course, you will develop advanced knowledge and research skills that prepare you to meet the requirements for HGSA professional accreditation as a diagnostic genomics scientist.

You may align your study with specific career goals by selecting speciality units in molecular genetics, cytogenetics, or biochemical genetics. During second year, you will build on this speciality or choose to complete elective units in cancer genomics, genetic epidemiology, or computational biology.

A six-month placement in an appropriate clinical or research laboratory is a key feature of the program. This placement may be completed in your current workplace or may be facilitated by QUT.

Career outcomes

This course is designed to qualify graduates as a diagnostic genomic scientist. Graduates are well positioned for employment as laboratory managers in diagnostic laboratories, or for a career in research.

Furthermore, the composition of this masters degree means that graduates will be able to competitively apply for a Doctor of Philosophy and scholarship.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Genetics
  • Disease Pathogenesis
  • Diagnostic Genetics
  • Genetic Technologies
  • Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Genetics and Genomics 
  • Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


144 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS No. 00213J

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) score of 4.00 on QUT's 7 point scale completed within the last ten years in any of the following areas or relevant disciplines:

  • biology
  • biochemistry
  • biotechnology
  • biomedical sciences
  • cell biology
  • dentistry
  • dietetics
  • forensic science
  • genetics
  • medicine
  • nursing
  • pharmacy
  • veterinary science

If your degree was completed more than ten years ago, you must provide evidence of graduate work experience; and; or further studies since course completion with your application for it to be considered.

Tuition Fee

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    34300 AUD/year
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    25200 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25200 AUD per year during 18 months.


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