Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

301284 v.3 Master of Clinical Cytogenetics


This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas


The program is a collaboration between the cytogenetics profession and the University. It will emphasise laboratory skills as well as theoretical knowledge. Cytogenetics impinges on many other areas - haematology, cytology, histopathy, psychology, nursing, and medicine.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent in a relevant area and a minimum three years full-time work in a Cytogenetics laboratory.

Duration and Availability

This fee paying course is only available on a part-time basis over three years. All students who enrol in this course must be employed in a Cytogenetics laboratory.

Intermediate Awards I

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of the Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course appear below.

Intermediate Awards II

Graduate Certificate in Cytogenetics.

Course Organisation

The course is designed in modular form. It is equivalent to the three semester Master programs, but because of the emphasis on laboratory acquired knowledge and skills, it will be conducted on a part-time basis over a three year period. There are a totalof ten units - some are compulsory and several optional.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1 Full Year

301107 v.2 # MT 610 - Cytogenetics 20.0 100.0

Year 2


Year 3

301274 v.2   MT 617 - ISCN 5.0 25.0
301275 v.2   MT 618 - Cytogenetics Reporting 5.0 25.0
301276 v.2   MT 619 - Cytogenetics Project 10.0 50.0
Optional units to select from in Year 2 Hrs/Wk Credits
11507 v.2   MT 581 - Seminar 1.0 12.5
11508 v.3   MT 582 - Seminar 1.0 12.5
301109 v.2   MT 612 - Blood Cytogenetics 5.0 25.0
301110 v.2   MT 613 - Prenatal Cytogenetics 5.0 25.0
301271 v.2   MT 614 - Leukemic Cytogenetics 5.0 25.0
301272 v.2   MT 615 - Solid Tumour Cytogenetics 5.0 25.0
301273 v.2   MT 616 - Molecular Biology 5.0 25.0
# Mid year enrolment may be required to replace with MT 610-1 - Cytogenetics and MT 610-2 - Cytogenetics.


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y        

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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