School of Veterinary and Life Sciences double majors
Five hundred years ago there was only one science, and it was called philosophy. Over time different branches of science have established themselves: physics and chemistry were recognised early on, biology spawned the science of ecology, ecology was modified to work in urban settings, and bridges were formed between disparate sciences enabling new discoveries.
Advances in science invariably arise when young scientists think outside of the box, when they think differently to what has previously been normal practice. At Murdoch University we help you think outside the box by enabling you to complete a double major. Not only will you thoroughly understand two different fields of science, but thinking across both fields will enable you to see things that others miss. Studying a double major at Murdoch does not cost you any more or take you any longer to complete, your second major simply fits into your elective units.
Double majors leading to Laboratory Medicine
A year-long degree in Laboratory Medicine trains and equips graduates to be familiar with the theory, procedures and requirements for working in specialist positions within medical diagnostic laboratories.
Developed by industry experts, the Laboratory Medicine program provides:
- Extensive education, practical placements and research opportunities with clinical pathology laboratories.
- Hands-on experience and advanced knowledge in medical diagnosis in a range of clinical units in immunology, haematology, microbiology, molecular pathology, histopathology and biochemistry.
- High-level skills in analysis and familiarity with diagnostic procedures within a clinical pathology laboratory relevant to your areas of specialisation.
- An authentic learning environment, including an established veterinary hospital on campus as well as several NATA-accredited diagnostic laboratories covering human, animal and environmental diagnostic testing.
- Exposure to a strong research environment, with Murdoch having an Excellence in Research for Australia rating of 5 for immunology, medical microbiology and clinical sciences.