The first Australian postgraduate course of its kind that explores pivotal technologies and innovation in medical science
A curriculum co-designed with Australian industry experts for real-world application
Comprehensive course content to prepare you to shape the future of human health
100% online with support from enrolment through to graduation
The UTS Online Graduate Certificate in Medical Science Innovation is designed for professionals who are passionate about research and improving patient care. You might be looking to:
- Gain fundamental knowledge of medical technology.
- Learn how to stay at the leading edge of advancements in medical technology and innovation.
- Broaden your skillset to open up new career opportunities.
- Develop the ability to confidently use big data in the field of medical science.
- Be at the forefront of medical innovation and enhance your analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.
- Study 100% online and flexibly around your work and life commitments.
Concepts relevant to a future-focused healthcare workforce
Develop a critical understanding of the effects of economic, political, social, and environmental factors and structures on organisation performance and the functioning of health systems.
Research and critically appraise medical technology solutions and advancements through real-life case studies.
Identify and advocate opportunities for organisations to optimise outcomes through medical technology advancement.
Explore precision medicine
Critically analyse new innovations, existing limitations and challenges in precision medicine.
Effective data management
Explore methods of analysing and managing big data, and the critical challenges for the field of science within the context of Industry 4.0.
To learn more about how these learning outcomes can help you advance your career, get in touch with our Student Enrolment Advisors.
The Graduate Certificate in Medical Science Innovation comprises 5 online subjects (24 credit points [CP] in total).
Complete the following 5 subjects (24CP):
Precision medicine is at the forefront of Medical Science innovation and individualised health care improvements, taking into account individual variabilities in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person. In this subject, the current context and overall clinical utility of precision medicine are explored. The latest advances in Science which feed into precision medicine - including ‘omics’, customised therapies, molecular profiling, cellular and biologic interventions - are investigated through the lens of real-world cases to ensure students are aware of the very latest innovations in the sector as well as the current challenges and limitations. Sector-wide progress and medical needs for the future of precision medicine are examined in the contexts of prevention, diagnosis, intervention, therapy, and prognosis for the individual.
Medical technology saves lives and improves quality of life by detecting diseases earlier and providing more effective treatment options for patients and the healthcare system. This subject explores how successful advances in technology not only improves access, but also better meet the needs of patients, healthcare providers, and medical scientists alike.
Innovative technologies can replace, repair, and sustain failing body functions, while telemedicine and connected devices allow remote monitoring of patient’s conditions. This includes gene therapies and editing, implantable devices, non-invasive medical technologies, AI in the field of diagnostics, robotics, and process automation.
Through insights from global medical science innovators and real-world case studies, students explore a wide range of important technological advances emerging from this dynamic and progressive field of science.
Data is everywhere and part of our daily lives in more ways than most realise. The amount of digital data that exists is growing exponentially; according to estimates, global creation of data will top 180 zettabytes by 2025. Big data promises to revolutionise the production of knowledge within and beyond science, by enabling novel and highly efficient ways to plan, conduct, disseminate and assess research. Innovative research that leverages big data can dramatically advance the fields of science but can also raise new ethical challenges for managers.
This subject explores issues around the analysis and management of big data. Students learn basic data analysis using both graphical and statistical techniques. Also explored are issues relating to privacy and the ethical management of big data sets, for example in the context of personal health, ecology and sustainability. The course also introduces students to questions of sovereignty and informed consent as relating to areas concerning Indigenous Australians.
This subject provides a critical understanding of the effect of economic, political, social and environmental factors and structures on the organisation and performance of health systems. Students develop an appreciation of health systems in different societies and the roles of different organisations and institutions that affect global health policy. Case studies from high-, low- and middle-income countries are used to illustrate the challenges health systems face on national, regional and global scales. Students identify and critically examine the role of public health in global health systems, and how public health research and practice can be used to inform and engage with a variety of stakeholders to strengthen health systems.
Human activity is rapidly changing the structure and function of the Earth’s natural systems in a way that presents significant risks to human health. Disruption to the ecosystems on which human health depends includes biodiversity loss, climate change, fresh water depletion, deforestation, and urban development. The public health community is inadequately prepared to address the challenges of a rapidly changing environment and the significant impacts on human health. These health impacts include increases in heat related deaths, infectious disease, malnutrition, psychological distress and trauma, and pollution related illnesses. These health impacts are amplified in disadvantaged communities that are less able to adapt to environmental challenges. Planetary health builds on ecological public health principles broadening the definition of health to include human civilisation, recognising that human health is dependent on the health of the environment on which it depends.
This subject introduces students to the concept of planetary health and related research, policy and practice issues. Students consider the challenges and opportunities for public and population health from a planetary health perspective at both a global and local level. Students also examine the need for public health professionals to use knowledge, technology and policy in novel ways to address environmental and health challenges that are characterised by surprise and uncertainty.
*Note: Most subjects at UTS are worth 6 CP but this can vary across courses.
On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Medical Science Innovation, students will have the opportunity to progress to the Master of Medical Science Leadership
UTS Online courses have six intakes per year.
The diagram below shows all upcoming intakes, with the next intake highlighted in blue.
- Completion of a UTS-recognised bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a medical, biotechnology, biomedical, pharmacology, pharmacy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, audiology, nursing, or biomedical engineering field.
- Biochemical and cell biology
- Biological sciences, n.e.c
- Biological sciences
- Biomedical engineering
- Chemical sciences
- Food science and biotechnology
- Forensic science
- General medicine
- Human biology
- Laboratory technology
- Mathematical sciences
- Medical science
- Occupational therapy
- Optical science
- Other health
- Public health
- Speech pathology
- A minimum of three (3) years professional work experience*
- Completion of any of the two graduate certificates in this suite (Graduate Certificate in Science Leadership or Graduate Certificate in Public Engagement in Medical Science).
Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.
* Relevant work experience is defined at ANZSCO skill level 1 – bachelor’s degree or higher) and is demonstrated through a CV or a Statement of Service outlining work experience and the dates of employment and position(s) held within the organization, demonstrating extensive work as a manager or professional, and the applicant’s ability to critically appraise their work.
Local applicants with international qualifications must satisfy English language requirements with an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall score of 6.5 and a writing score of 6.5.
For applicants without an Academic IELTS score, refer to the UTS Register of English Language Requirements Proficiency for other methods of satisfying the English Language requirements for the course(s).
For more information, schedule a 15-minute call with a Student Enrolment Advisor.
To assist with all or some of your tuition fees, FEE-HELP is available for eligible students. This government-supported loan scheme is designed to help eligible full-fee paying students pay their tuition fees.
To check your eligibility, feel free to speak with an Enrolment Advisor today.
Studying UTS Online’s Graduate Certificate in Medical Science Innovation may lead to roles such as:
- Clinical Operations Manager
- Clinical Trials Administrator
- Medical Advisor
- Medical Science Liaison
- Medical Technologist
- Medical Technology Consultant
- MedTech Advisor
- Product Development Manager
- Quality, Compliance and Innovation Partner
- Scientific Consultant
- Technology and Innovation Manager