Laboratory Medicine

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine (BSc/BLabMed) in Laboratory Medicine

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Explore the world of disease and develop skills in the handling of patient material, laboratory testing and analysing results in clinical areas such as haematology, immunology and microbiology.

Key details for

  • ATAR

    • 70
  • Course Code

    • B1337
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
  • CRICOS Code

    • 088500G
  • Course Code

    • B1337
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Description

In this course, you’ll explore the fascinating world of disease and develop skills in the handling of patient material, laboratory testing and analysing results in clinical areas such as haematology, immunology, microbiology, histopathology, molecular pathology and biochemistry.

Laboratory Medicine is a four-year course where you’ll complete a three year double major, with Clinical Laboratory Science and either Biomedical Science, Genetics and Molecular Biology, or Forensic Biology and Toxicology. Our degree is set up to meet national accreditation by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS) in order to ensure full professional recognition Australia-wide.

You will become familiar with the latest instrumentation as part of our extensive hands-on practical training, including industry placements within diagnostic pathology laboratories. You’ll learn from lecturers who are making a real-word impact with their research and have extensive experience in laboratory medicine. Murdoch has recently been ranked well above world standard in Clinical Sciences and Medical Microbiology and above world standard in Immunology and Genetics.

Upon graduation, you can pursue a range of roles including as a medical laboratory scientist in public or private diagnostic pathology, research scientist or a laboratory technician. You could also explore the fields of medical and life science research, marketing, media and academia, or take on further studies in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry and veterinary science.

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

  • Location

    • Perth Campus
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
    • Mid-year start available (International students)
  • School

    • School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
  • Study Area(s)

Course Structure

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. Our International Welcome Scholarship therefore offers eligible students between $8,000 and $11,000, depending on the course you study. Find out what other scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

 

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  • Check the course details
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  • Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion
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  • STAT Test results

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Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Complete or incomplete official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion – both original and English translated versions
  • English Language Proficiency Document (if available)