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.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
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.
- Perth Campus
- School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
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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.
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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Sorry, this course does not accept admissions for commencement in Semester 2. Please consider starting your studies in Semester 1 of the following year.
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