Exploring medical, molecular and forensic sciences
As part of the next generation of scientists, you’ll be integral to solving some of the world’s biggest challenges – from exploring the world of disease, to investigating crime, to feeding a country through the power of genetics and molecular biology. You'll get the opportunity to develop your skills in laboratory testing, techniques, analysis, and reporting, working alongside a community of academics dedicated to educating scientists who are practically and theoretically ready for their future careers.
Study in a technological precinct that includes the state-of-the-art laboratories of the Australian National Phenome Centre.
Our Laboratory Medicine course is accredited by the Australian Institute of Medical and Clinical Scientists (AIMS).
Solve real cold cases
Help solve real-life homicide and missing persons cases through our Cold Case Review initiative.
Why study medical, molecular and forensic sciences at Murdoch?
Murdoch's unique approach to science education is facilitated by world-class academics and offers a rewarding and challenging experience, equipping students with skills that are highly valued by employers.
Murdoch’s comprehensive curriculum covers an exciting range of disciplines such as Biomedical Science, Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Laboratory Science, Forensic Chemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Forensic Biology and Toxicology, and Food Science and Nutrition. Courses are offered at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with the opportunity to progress to higher degrees by research.
Supported by clinical, academic and industry partners, plus with strong links to Murdoch’s world-class research centres including the Food Futures, Health Futures and Harry Butler Institute, the School of Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences takes a very hands-on approach to learning.
Students have the chance to analyse simulated crime scenes at Murdoch’s own Whitby Falls Farm, study techniques in state-of-the-art laboratories which are located in a technological precinct that includes the Anti-microbial Resistance and Infectious Disease Laboratory, and the Australian National Phenome Centre, and help solve real-life homicide and missing persons cases through the Cold Case Review initiative.
A degree from the School of Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences opens up diverse career opportunities including Medical Researcher, Medical Scientist, Crime Scene Officer, Genetic Engineer, Food Scientist, Nutrition Scientist, Forensic Scientist, Toxicologist, Forensic Chemist, Molecular Biologist or Biotechnologist.
Medical, molecular and forensic sciences courses at Murdoch
The School has a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses to choose from.