Laboratory Medicine

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

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Explore the world of disease in the heart of Murdoch’s health precinct as you develop skills in the handling of patient material, laboratory testing and analysing clinical results.

Key details for

  • Selection Rank

    • 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

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of disease as you build a strong foundation for your future career in Laboratory Medicine.

Clinical terminology like haematology (the study and treatment of blood), immunology (the study of the immune system and how our bodies protect us from pathogens), histopathology (the study of how disease causes changes in tissues) and molecular pathology (the examination of molecules within organs, tissues and fluids) will become part of your professional vocabulary as you develop skills in the handling of patient material and laboratory testing to guide medical decision making.

Laboratory Medicine is a four-year course where you’ll complete a three year double major, along with a fourth-year that includes work integrated learning.

7 reasons to study 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.
  • You’ll study in a major health precinct including three hospitals and a medical research institute.
  • You’ll learn from lecturers who are making a real-word impact with their research and have extensive experience in laboratory medicine.
  • Prepare for the workforce or further study with the inclusion of cutting-edge advances in modern diagnostic science.
  • Learn on the latest instrumentation as part of our extensive hands-on practical training, including industry placements within diagnostic pathology laboratories.
  • If you’re aiming to study postgraduate medicine (or other medically-related vocations), you’ll be well prepared to apply when you finish this course.
  • You will have honours and higher research opportunities both on and off campus thanks to our strong links to Perth’s medical research institutes.

Some of the things you’ll learn

  • clinical microbiology
  • clinical biochemistry
  • clinical haematology
  • pathological basis of disease
  • diagnostic genomics.

Your future career

Pursue a range of roles in public or private diagnostic pathology, research or working in laboratories as a 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.

Careers could include:

  • Medical Scientist
  • Technical Officer
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Research Scientist
  • Medical Representative.

Required double major options

Laboratory Medicine is a four year double degree, consisting of a double major of Clinical Laboratory Science plus one of the following:

You will also complete an additional fourth year that includes work integrated learning.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS).

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

  • Location

    • Perth Campus
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Not available (Domestic students)
    • Not available (International students)
  • Study Area(s)

Course Structure

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.

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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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Be welcomed into the Murdoch University community with one of our three different Welcome Scholarships: the International Welcome Scholarship, International Welcome Scholarship – Australia or International Honours Welcome Scholarship.

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.

Sorry, this course does not accept admissions for commencement in Semester 2. Please consider starting your studies in Semester 1 of the following year.

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.

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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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
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