Graduate Certificate in Medical Sciences
Graduate with the opportunity for a pathway to medicine
This postgraduate medical course provides an overview of the human body and how it works. Study core scientific topics including human anatomy and molecular biology. Learn online, work in small groups, and observe and conduct simple experiments.
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- 09 Jul 23
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On completion of this program students should be able to achieve the following learning outcomes:
- Apply knowledge of the structure and function of the human body, health and advancing medical knowledge in professional contexts.
- Integrate knowledge of medical sciences with other fields of endeavour, for professional development and lifelong learning.
- Apply research and problem solving skills to critically appraise health and scientific information; and
- Communicate medical science information effectively.
This program supports university graduates from both science and non-science fields looking to work in roles requiring medical sciences knowledge and skills. Also provides an opportunity for a pathway to Medicine.
Completion of the program does not guarantee admission to Doctor of Medicine as applicants must satisfy the requirements of both Notre Dame and GEMSAS (Graduate Entry Medical Schools Admission System)
To be eligible for admission to the University of Notre Dame Australia, all applicants must meet the University's minimum requirements for admission. The requirements for admission are detailed in the University's Policy: Admissions. There are no further requirements for entry into this program.
The program will be delivered using a combination of self-directed and on-line learning. Learning activities are delivered via 3-hour long evening classes starting at 5:30pm or 6pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) Mondays through Thursdays and two whole day Saturday intensives.
Applications for Advanced Standing and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be considered and reviewed on a case by case basis by UNDA's Student Administration.
The Graduate Certificate in Medical Sciences is a postgraduate degree that aims to develop the medical sciences knowledge and skills of students from a range of non-science backgrounds.
The program offers courses in Human Anatomy and Physiology with a clinically-relevant approach. Students will develop a nuanced understanding of medical science including the organisation and functioning of the human body. This also includes basic molecular and cellular principles of human biology and genetics, as well as other disciplines relevant to the understanding of pathology and disease processes. Students will become familiar with the process of obtaining ethics approval for research projects involving humans and develop a knowledge of clinical research methods.
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To complete this program students must complete the following core subjects:
- MEDI5005 The Human Body 1
- MEDI5006 Cellular and Molecular Biology
- MEDI5007 The Human Body 2
- MEDI5008 Research Methods in Health
To be eligible for the award Graduate Certificate in Medical Sciences, students must complete four (4) compulsory courses, of 25 Units of credit each.
You can apply direct through Open Universities Australia.
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