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GEHM703 Application of Genomic Health and Medicine in practice or research

Critical assessment of implementation of genomic medicine to clinical practice in Aotearoa, practical big-data analysis and a mini research project.

This paper builds on topics covered in GEHM 702 and takes a practical approach to explore how genomic data is currently analysed and incorporated into routine practice, and how advances in genomic medicine can be implemented for equitable health gain.

Paper title Application of Genomic Health and Medicine in practice or research
Paper code GEHM703
Subject Genomic medicine
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (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:

  • Critically search for and evaluate emerging genomic technologies and applications relevant to health in New Zealand and global contexts.
  • Critically analyse research, understand research processes and apply research skills to new situations.
  • Articulate complex genomic concepts and their relevance to clinical practice and/or health care delivery (by means of oral presentation, academic writing, formal and informal discussions/blogs, and online communication)
  • Evaluate, identify and discuss future opportunities and challenges associated with genomics in their specific profession/discipline, and see how this specialized knowledge can be applied to their practice.

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Not offered in 2023

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