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GEHM702 Genomic Medicine - Case Based Learning

Looking at a range of complex issues surrounding genomic medicine using clinical scenarios and a problem-based learning approach.

Genomic medicine is an emerging field of relevance to healthcare and clinical practice. Using genomic information to guide diagnostic and treatment decisions has the ability to transform the way medicine is practiced. Developing a competent workforce will be crucial to realising the promise of genomic medicine. This paper has been designed for health professionals and researchers who want to develop their knowledge and skills in this area.

Paper title Genomic Medicine - Case Based Learning
Paper code GEHM702
Subject Genomic medicine
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (Distance learning)
Semester 2 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,509.38
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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This is a post graduate (level 8) paper.

Clinical experience is not required.


Teaching staff

Dr Michelle Thunders

Dr Sara Filoche

Teaching Arrangements

This Distance Learning paper is taught remotely.


No compulsory text books.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will have:

  • An understanding of the key underpinning principles of genomics and their application to health care including those delivered in primary care, pharmacy and general practice settings.
  • An appreciation of the current application of genomics in health care globally and in the context of the New Zealand health system.
  • The ability to critically search for and evaluate emerging genomic technologies and applications relevant to health in New Zealand and global contexts.

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system

Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system