In this course, you will get a unique opportunity to conduct a real-world clinical research project in the state-of-the art laboratory under the supervision of leading researchers. The research project can be in an area of your choice and aims to address global unmet clinical needs.
This degree is designed to provide you with systematic training in individual components of systems medicine. This includes genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, metagenomics and metabonomics (metabolomics). A strong focus is placed on metabolic phenotyping and computational biology, which will be supported by access to facilities within the Australian National Phenome Centre (ANPC) and Centre for Computational and Systems Medicine (CCSM). You will gain theoretical knowledge and practical experience and understand its application in areas of unmet medical needs such as maternal and early life, aging and neuropathology and cardiometabolic diseases.
You will also develop various transferable skills such as problem solving, critical thinking and team-building. This course will prepare you for employment in the increasingly multidisciplinary and borderless clinical and biomedical environments.
6 reasons to study a Master of Systems Medicine (Research) at Murdoch
Develop your skills
Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:
You’ll graduate with the theoretical knowledge and specialised practical skills required for employment in multiple areas of biomedical and clinical research as well as application into agriculture and veterinary sciences. Graduates will be suited to careers in hospitals, universities and higher education establishments, pharmaceutical and food industries, start-ups in the biomedical sector, government advisory bodies, scientific management or data science.
This course will also prepare you for entry into doctoral training programmes.
A recognised Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7) with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, including evidence of studies in either biochemistry or chemistry and either mathematics or statistics , or completion of the Graduate Certificate in Systems Medicine or Graduate Diploma in Systems Medicine with a course average of 65% or higher. Exceptional applicants with a lower GPA scores who also have research experience and/or relevant professional experience may also be considered.
You must be able to meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which may include the successful completion of a variety of English proficiency tests.
|Unit code||Unit name||Credit points|
|Course Core||48 credit points|
|Required Units||42 credit points|
|BIO512||Introduction to Systems Medicine||3|
|BIO513||Introduction to bioinformatics and data science||3|
|VLS683||Advanced Research Methods for Scientists||3|
|BIO510||Research design in systems medicine||9|
|BIO610||Thesis in Systems Medicine||24|
|Specified Elective Units||6 credit points|
|BIO514||Systems Medicine in Maternal and Early Life||3|
|BIO515||Systems Medicine in Cardiometabolic Disease||3|
|BIO516||Systems Medicine in Brain Health and Neuropathology||3|