Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science


CRICOS course code: 0101375
Level of study: Undergraduate

The Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science qualifies you to work as a medical laboratory scientist in a range of areas in pathology, including hematology, clinical chemistry, microbiology, histology and serology.
This professionally oriented, four-year, full-time course (or part-time equivalent), combines theoretical and laboratory-based study, along with industry placements in world-leading institutes.
This course is recognized by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS). Graduates enjoy employment opportunities in the identification and diagnosis of disease and pathogens, medical research, forensic pathology, public health and the pharmaceutical industry, both within Australia and Internationally.
You’ll graduate ready to perform tests on both human and veterinary specimens, such as blood, tissues and bodily fluids to assist in the diagnosis of disease and provide information about the treatment options. The results of these tests provide physicians with the essential information they need to treat, monitor and prevent disease.
Professional recognition
This course is recognized by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS). Graduates of this course will be eligible to apply directly to AIMS for professional recognition.
Course structure
In the first year, you will study foundation sciences providing you with the knowledge and skills required to excel in the subsequent years. The second year includes biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, hematology, histology and biotechnology.
In third year, you will study transfusion medicine, clinical biochemistry, clinical microbiology and cell pathology, gaining the required knowledge and skills of the major disciplines of a diagnostic laboratory, before commencing clinical placements in diagnostic, forensic and world leading research laboratories within Darwin in your fourth year.
A candidate must successfully complete units totaling 320 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

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