Graduate Certificate in Medical Sciences

School of Medicine

The Graduate Certificate in Medical Sciences provides an overview of the human body, how it works and of the fundamental sciences that underpin human health and wellbeing. It also provides students with background in research methods and how to appraise health and medical research.

  • Why study this program?

    The program is ideal for non-science backgrounds seeking an understanding of the fundamental biological sciences that underpin human health and wellbeing, including human anatomy and physiology, molecular biology and genomics, and gain and understanding of the fundamentals of health and medical research.

    A range of learning activities and strategies will be employed to promote active learning. For example Human Body 1 and 2 and Cellular and Molecular Biology will be delivered through lectures integrating Anatomy and Physiology, complemented by small tutorial groups, where students will be consolidating their understanding of the human body using dissected anatomy specimens and histological slides.

    By working in small groups, students will have the opportunity to explore in depth the physiological mechanisms underpinning the functions of the human body and to integrate knowledge across disciplines, to enhance students’ understanding of the basis of health and disease.

    Assignments will integrate theory and work practice, with students researching, preparing and communicating a report on a selected topic.

    There are no Practicum or Internship requirements in the Graduate Certificate in Medical Sciences.

  • Program summary

    The standard duration for the Graduate Certificate in Medical Sciences is one year of part-time study. Students will study:

    • MEDI5005 The Human Body (1)
    • MEDI5006 Cellular and Molecular Biology
    • MEDI5007 The Human Body (2)
    • MEDI5008 Research Methods in Health

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Entry requirements

    A completed undergraduate Bachelor degree.

  • Fees

    More information can be found at the Fees page.

  • More information

    For more information please email studyonline@nd.edu.au.



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