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CM18 - Master of Laboratory Medicine

Overview

Compulsory Residential School

Some units in this course require you to attend a compulsory Residential School or Work Integrated Learning. Please see Course Features in the Getting Started tab for further information.

Course Overview

The Master of Laboratory Medicine will qualify you to work as a medical laboratory scientist. You will gain advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in the clinical disciplines of laboratory medicine for application in the diagnostic setting. You will build technical and evaluative skills through laboratory and clinical training to assess and implement recommendations for best practice in patient testing and monitoring. This course will enable you to develop an advanced level of communication skill to interact positively with patients and other health professionals ready for the clinical or scientific work environment. Clinical decision-making and problem-solving abilities are key skills for the medical laboratory scientist. You will develop clinical decision-making and problem solving skills through experience in professional practice, clinical case studies and research opportunities. This course involves a compulsory 3-week practical intensive at the Rockhampton campus, in which travel and accommodation costs are provided for students that are admitted to the Melbourne campus. You will also have the opportunity to study the CL58 Graduate Certificate of Research embedded within the course structure, therefore providing you with a pathway to a Research Higher-Degree.

The Master of Laboratory Medicine course will be submitted to the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists for accreditation.

Career Information

A Medical Laboratory Scientist is a health professional who conducts medical laboratory tests to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. They require specialised education and skills to prepare tissue sections for microscopic examination, analyse samples to study the effects of microbial infections and develop techniques to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. A Medical Laboratory Scientist has a degree of responsibility in the diagnostic process through the provision of advice to Medical Practitioners on the interpretation of tests, methods for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. They can undertake research and prepare scientific papers and reports. They ensure quality management processes and safety standards are followed in medical laboratories and undertake research in their area of expertise. Communication skills and exemplary professional attitude are all critical to success in this field.

Course Details
Duration 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 96
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) MLabMed
AQF Level Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)
Course Fees
Indicative Year - 2024
  • Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee - $30,600
  • International Indicative First Term Fee - $15,720
  • International Indicative First Year Fee - $31,440
Indicative Year - 2023
  • Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee - $28,860
  • International Indicative First Term Fee - $15,000
  • International Indicative First Year Fee - $30,000
Indicative Year - 2022
  • Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee - $28,008
  • International Indicative First Term Fee - $15,000
  • International Indicative First Year Fee - $30,000

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2025

Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2025

Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton

Term 3 - 2024

Sorry, no domestic availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2024

Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2024

Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2023

Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2023

Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton

Term 3 - 2022

Sorry, no domestic availabilities found.
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2025

Melbourne
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2025

Melbourne
Rockhampton

Term 3 - 2024

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2024

Melbourne
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2024

Melbourne
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2023

Melbourne
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2023

Melbourne
Rockhampton

Term 3 - 2022

Sorry, no international availabilities found.
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What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must hold:

  • A completed 3 year Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent Bachelor degree in a Health, Medical or Biomedical discipline which demonstrates a minimum of two Chemistry and two Human Biology units.

Applicants who do not meet the above requirement, however, hold relevant postgraduate qualifications will be referred to the Head of Course to confirm suitability for entry.


English Language Proficiency Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA of 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United states of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below:

  • an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 6.0 for Reading and Writing and 6.0 for Speaking and Listening, or
  • an Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Each student will be assessed individually.


Advanced Standing:

The following applicants may be eligible for a shorter course duration of 1 year (48 credit point or 8 units equivalent)

  • Applicants with a 4-year AIMS-accredited Bachelor degree in Medical Laboratory Science (or equivalent) and 1 year postgraduate professional experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.
  • Applicants with a 3-year AIMS-accredited Bachelor degree in Medical Laboratory Science (or equivalent) and 2 years postgraduate professional experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.
  • Applicants with an non-accredited degree in Medical Laboratory Science (or equivalent) and 5 years postgraduate professional experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.
Assumed Knowledge

A 3 year Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised tertiary institution that includes foundational human biology and chemistry.

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards CL58 - Graduate Certificate in Research
Exit Awards CM19 - Graduate Diploma of Laboratory Medicine
Accreditation
  • : Core

    This qualification will be assessed for accreditation by the Australian Institute of Medical and Clinical Scientists (AIMS). Eligibility for full accreditation will be subject to the graduation of one cohort of students. Once full accreditation has been awarded graduates will be recognised as having completed an AIMS accredited program.

    Provisional accreditation will be requested after the first year.

Residential School Requirements

Compulsory Residential School You will be required to attend a 3 week practical intensive at the Rockhampton campus. Travel and accommodation costs will be covered for those students admitted at the Melbourne campus.
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Practicum/Work Placement

LMED29012 - 350 hours (10 weeks) of work placement at a NATA-approved diagnostic pathology laboratory. Student learning supported by clinical supervisors on-site and academics at CQUniversity
LMED29008 - 210 hours (6 weeks) of work placement at a NATA-approved diagnostic pathology laboratory. Student learning supported by clinical supervisors on-site and academics at CQUniversity

Previous and Current Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2024 167
2023 84
Inherent Requirements
There are Inherent Requirements (IRs) that you need to be aware of, and fulfil, to achieve the core learning outcomes of the units and course. IRs are the essential capabilities, knowledge, behaviours and skills that are needed to complete a unit or course.

Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.

If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting accessibility@cqu.edu.au. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.

Ethical Behaviour

Examples are:

  • Complying with academic and non-academic misconduct policies and procedures such as CQUniversity’s Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy and Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures and Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
  • Treating personal information obtained in classroom, clinical and practice settings as private and confidential.
  • Respecting an individual's/group's diversity by demonstrating sensitivity to religious, cultural and individual differences.
  • Demonstrating an ability to reflect on ethical dilemmas and issues and taking responsibility for ensuring awareness of ethical behaviour.
  • Being governed by codes, guidelines and policies outlined by the Australian Institute of Medical and Clinical Scientists (AIMS).
  • Complying with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australian Research Council (ARC) and Universities Australia (UA)) and the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (NHMRC).
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Interacting positively and effectively with other students, health practitioners and members of the public while attending activities related to the course.
  • Being receptive and responding appropriately to different viewpoints, constructive feedback and direction from academics, clinical staff and practice supervisors.
  • Coping effectively with your own emotions, responses and behaviour when dealing with challenging situations in the classroom, clinical and practice settings.
Legal Compliance

Examples are:

  • Complying with relevant child protection and safety legislation including mandatory reporting requirements.
  • Understanding and adhering to professional policy around the use of social media.
  • Knowing, understanding and complying with legislative and regulatory requirements which are necessary pre-requisites to clinical placements in order to reduce the risk of harm to self and others.
Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Actively participating in discussion activities related to the course.
  • Using language that is appropriate to the context of the individual or group.
  • Verbally communicating your knowledge and skills with accuracy, appropriateness and effectiveness.
  • Providing team members with clear concise verbal reports which relate to clients or patients.
  • Recognising and interpreting non-verbal cues of all persons encountered during interactions and activities included in the course and responding appropriately.
  • Using appropriate facial expressions, eye contact and gestures while being mindful of interpersonal space.
  • Constructing your assessment work to academic standards with attention to correct grammar and punctuation and structure.
  • Constructing fluent summarised written text from complex and detailed information.
  • Constructing legible reports in a timely manner to meet professional standards and clearly communicating the intended message.
  • Accurately documenting charts, records and reports to meet legal and professional requirements.
  • Accessing a computer for your studies.
  • Regularly accessing the Internet for research and email for communication with peers and lecturers.
  • Analysing, manipulating and displaying scientific information.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and using in-depth knowledge in response to academic assessment items.
  • Applying knowledge of policy and procedures in the classroom, clinical and practice settings.
  • Performing your duties within set time frames.
  • Applying in-depth theoretical knowledge to understand best-practice when providing care or services.
  • Paraphrasing, summarising and referencing in accordance with appropriate academic conventions.
  • Actively listening to information within a variety of academic, clinical and practice settings.
  • Reading and accurately interpreting information related to patients and/or clients.
  • Completing documentation that is accurate, clear and concise.
  • Demonstrating effective use of numeracy skills to record data accurately.
  • Applying in-depth numeracy skills to interpret and solve problems in a range of education, clinical and practice settings.
Sensory Abilities (Visual, Auditory, Tactile)

Examples are:

  • Focussing on and recognising objects that are either near or far.
  • Ability to visually distinguish colour in order to interpret results of investigations.
  • Safely operating laboratory equipment.
  • Sufficiently hearing verbal communication from other students, academics, clinical staff and practice supervisors during activities related to the course.
  • Having sufficient auditory ability to consistently and accurately monitor, access and manage, and respond to patient and client needs.
  • Accurately interpreting verbal communications and directions from staff.
  • Using touch in an appropriate manner when conveying positive messages for emotional support during difficult circumstances.
  • Conducting physical assessments and detecting anatomical abnormalities.
Relational Skills

Examples are:

  • Rapidly building rapport with people from all walks of life, as well as with colleagues and/or research participants and/or clients in the professional context.
  • Maintaining positive working relationships when under stressful circumstances.
  • Maintaining confidentiality in all contexts.
Reflective Skills

Examples are:

  • Reflecting critically on topics taught during the course.
  • Identifying when your practice may be negatively affected by personal experience and/or reactions and be able to reflect and learn from this experience.
  • Reflecting on situations that may be difficult and sensitive.
  • Identifying, reflecting and learning from successful situations as well as opportunities for improvement.
Sustainable Performance

Examples are:

  • Actively participating in activities related to the course with adequate, sustained levels of physical energy and concentration.
  • Participating in learning clinical and practical laboratory skills and fully engaging in clinical practice activities.
Strength and Mobility (Gross Motor Skills and Fine Motor Skills)

Examples are:

  • Incorporating a range of gross motor skills while participating effectively in activities related to the course.
  • Maintaining balance while safely transferring delicate equipment.
  • Moving with ease around patients and equipment items while performing delivery of care.
  • Safely retrieving and utilising stock and equipment.
  • Manipulating delicate, breakable equipment with ease and care.
  • Manipulating syringes and needles with precision and care avoiding harm to self and others.
Interpersonal Engagement

Examples are:

  • Demonstrating the skills of collaborating with fellow students and colleagues, modifying and reflecting on practice during a project, or modifying and reflecting on work integrated learning in response to supervisor feedback.
  • Critically self-reflecting on situations that may/may not have gone well, and taking the learning point(s) from that situation.
  • Interacting and engaging with individuals and groups in clinical practice and/or work placement in a respectful and culturally competent manner in a wide variety of contexts.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Abilities

Examples are:

  • Competently using a desktop operating system such as Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X.
  • Accessing a computer and having sufficient computer skills to engage in on-line learning, reading and responding as required to emails, and completing relevant assessments for the course.
  • Regularly accessing the Internet for research and email for communication with peers and lecturers.
  • Using a variety of computer programs to analyse, manipulate and display scientific information applicable to your course of study.
Compulsory Requirements
Health Requirements

Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) placements apply to this course and as such are subject to compulsory pre-placement conditions referred to as mandatory checks and are outlined in the health, security and other compulsory requirements sections. Mandatory checks are determined by industry, organisations, legislation, regulations, policies, and procedures. To be eligible for a WIL placement, students must first achieve compliance with mandatory checks by each closing date prior to a WIL placement and maintain current evidence for the duration of the course. 

Mandatory health requirements include immunisation and vaccination evidence (and serology where required) to the following diseases: Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps and Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis, Influenza, and Tuberculosis screening. Additional vaccinations and screening are subject to the site or state health authority.  

COVID-19 Vaccination Advice

Effective 25 September 2023, updates have been made to the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for Queensland Health sites and the Queensland Ambulance Service. While Queensland Health does not currently mandate evidence of COVID-19 vaccination, it's essential to recognise that other organisations may enforce their own vaccination specific criteria. This situation is similar across other states and territories, with the exception of Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory for all healthcare students.    

Security Requirements

Mandatory security requirements include an Australian Federal Police clearance. A Working with Children Check (WWCC) may also be required if on clinical placement where interaction with minors (<18 years) is likely.  Additional mandatory security requirements may apply to students who have resided overseas for 3 months or more.

Other Compulsory Requirements

Other mandatory requirements may include a First Aid and CPR certificate, student agreement to privacy and confidentiality, fitness to participate in WIL student declaration, jurisdictional and site-specific compulsory requirements, other training modules and Respiratory Mask Fit Testing.

Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Practice competently as a medical laboratory scientist with advanced discipline-specific knowledge
  • 2. Apply advanced knowledge in laboratory medicine to professional practice
  • 3. Provide leadership using advanced knowledge to ensure safe practice of a medical laboratory
  • 4. Perform medical laboratory science-based research to inform professional practice.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice
2. KNOWLEDGE Have an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
5. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
6. SKILLS Have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
7. SKILLS Have technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use high level personal autonomy and accountability
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Communicate, interact and collaborate with others effectively in culturally or linguistically diverse contexts in a culturally respectful manner
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Number of units: 15 Total credit points: 96

COURSE STRUCTURE

Students must complete the following SEVEN units:

  • Chemical Pathology 1
  • Genomic Pathology 1
  • Haematopathology 1
  • Infectious Diseases 1
  • Anatomical Pathology 1
  • Transfusion and Transplantation Medicine 1
  • Immunopathology 1

AND

Students must complete the TWO Clinical Placement units:

  • Clinical Placement 1
  • Clinical Placement 2

AND

Students must complete any TWO of the following advanced units:

  • Chemical Pathology 2
  • Genomic Pathology 2
  • Haematopathology 2
  • Infectious Diseases 2
  • Anatomical Pathology 2
  • Transfusion and Transplantation Medicine 2
  • Immunopathology 2

AND

Students must complete either the CL58 Graduate Certificate of Research (RSCH20003 / RSCH20004) OR select FOUR units totalling 24 credit points from the below list:

  • Chemical Pathology 2
  • Genomic Pathology 2
  • Haematopathology 2
  • Infectious Diseases 2
  • Anatomical Pathology 2
  • Transfusion and Transplantation Medicine 2
  • Immunopathology 2
  • MGMT20143 Think Big
  • MGMT20131 Leadership and Integrity

Please note that units that have already been selected as part of a students compulsory course structure are not able to be selected from this optional list.

Advanced Standing:

Students will be eligible for advanced standing and be required to complete 1 year of study (48 credit points) to complete the Master of Laboratory Medicine if they meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants with a 4-year AIMS-accredited Bachelor degree in Medical Laboratory Science (or equivalent) and 1 year postgraduate professional experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.
  • Applicants with a 3-year AIMS-accredited Bachelor degree in Medical Laboratory Science (or equivalent) and 2 years postgraduate professional experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.
  • Applicants with a non-accredited degree in Medical Laboratory Science (or equivalent) and 5 years postgraduate professional experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.

The study plan for students entering the course on Advanced Standing will include:

Students must complete any TWO of the following advanced units:

  • Chemical Pathology 2
  • Genomic Pathology 2
  • Haematopathology 2
  • Infectious Diseases 2
  • Anatomical Pathology 2
  • Transfusion and Transplantation Medicine 2
  • Immunopathology 2

AND

Students must complete units from the below list totalling 36 credit points:

  • The CL58 Graduate Certificate of Research (RSCH20003 OR RSCH20004) (24 credit points)
  • Chemical Pathology 2 (6 credit points)
  • Genomic Pathology 2 (6 credit points)
  • Haematopathology 2 (6 credit points)
  • Infectious Diseases 2 (6 credit points)
  • Anatomical Pathology 2 (6 credit points)
  • Transfusion and Transplantation Medicine 2 (6 credit points)
  • Immunopathology 2 (6 credit points)
  • MGMT20143 Think Big (6 credit points)
  • MGMT20131 Leadership and Integrity (6 credit points)

Please note that units that have already been selected as part of a students compulsory course structure are not able to be selected from this optional list.

As per the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists Accreditation Standards and Procedures (Masters) 2020, students are required to complete introductory units in the following disciplines:

  • Anatomical Pathology (including Cytopathology)
  • Chemical Pathology
  • Genomic Pathology
  • Haematology (including haemostasis)
  • Immunopathology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Transfusion Science


These seven core units represent these requirements and are compulsory for all students completing the 2 year course structure:


Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
LMED28001 Chemical Pathology 1
LMED28002 Haematopathology 1
LMED28004 Infectious Diseases 1
LMED28003 Immunopathology 1
LMED29001 Genomic Pathology 1
LMED29002 Anatomical Pathology 1
LMED29003 Transfusion and Transplantation Medicine 1

Students must complete the two Clinical Placement units with a combined total of 560 hours of duration:

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
LMED29008 Clinical Placement 1
LMED29012 Clinical Placement 2

Students must complete at least TWO units from the following list of advanced units:

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
LMED29005 Chemical Pathology 2
LMED29004 Genomic Pathology 2
LMED29006 Haematopathology 2
LMED29009 Infectious Diseases 2
LMED29010 Anatomical Pathology 2
LMED29011 Transfusion and Transplantation Medicine 2
LMED29007 Immunopathology 2

For the remaining 24 credit points of the course structure, students may choose the following: 

  • CL58 Graduate Certificate of Research (24 credit points) OR
  • Four units from an optional unit list (totalling 24 credit points)


For the CL58 Graduate Certificate in Research option, this course is composed of a single unit totalling 24 credit points. Students can enrol at any time. It can be completed as a full-time enrolment (RSCH20003) or part-time (RSCH20004).

Available units
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
RSCH20003 Research Portfolio
RSCH20004 Revisions and Extensions

Students may choose to complete this remaining 24 credit points by selecting FOUR units from the following list. Please note that units that have already been selected as part of a students compulsory course structure are not able to be selected from this list:

Available units
Students must complete 4 from the following units:
LMED29005 Chemical Pathology 2
LMED29004 Genomic Pathology 2
LMED29006 Haematopathology 2
LMED29009 Infectious Diseases 2
LMED29010 Anatomical Pathology 2
LMED29011 Transfusion and Transplantation Medicine 2
LMED29007 Immunopathology 2
MGMT20143 Think Big
MGMT20131 Leadership and Integrity
More Details

The first year of this course is offered in a full-time mode ONLY. The second year can be completed in a full-time or part-time mode by domestic students.

Residential School 2023

ALL students commencing in Term 1 2023 will need to attend the four (4) week Residential School to be held in Rockhampton between the 6th November to the 1st December 2023. For students admitted to the Melbourne campus travel and accommodation will be arranged and paid for by the school - travel dates will be 5th November and 2nd December.

Advanced Standing

Students will be eligible for advanced standing and be required to complete 1 year of study (48 credit points) to complete the Master of Laboratory Medicine if they meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants with a 4-year AIMS-accredited Bachelor degree in Medical Laboratory Science (or equivalent) and 1 year postgraduate professional experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.
  • Applicants with a 3-year AIMS-accredited Bachelor degree in Medical Laboratory Science (or equivalent) and 2 years postgraduate professional experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.
  • Applicants with a non-accredited degree in Medical Laboratory Science (or equivalent) and 5 years postgraduate professional experience as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.

The study plan for students entering the course on Advanced Standing will include:

Students must complete any TWO of the following advanced units:

  • Chemical Pathology 2
  • Genomic Pathology 2
  • Haematopathology 2
  • Infectious Diseases 2
  • Anatomical Pathology 2
  • Transfusion and Transplantation Medicine 2
  • Immunopathology 2

AND

Students must complete units from the below list totalling 36 credit points:

  • The CL58 Graduate Certificate of Research (RSCH20003 OR RSCH20004) (24 credit points)
  • Chemical Pathology 2 (6 credit points)
  • Genomic Pathology 2 (6 credit points)
  • Haematopathology 2 (6 credit points)
  • Infectious Diseases 2 (6 credit points)
  • Anatomical Pathology 2 (6 credit points)
  • Transfusion and Transplantation Medicine 2 (6 credit points)
  • Immunopathology 2 (6 credit points)
  • MGMT20143 Think Big (6 credit points)
  • MGMT20131 Leadership and Integrity (6 credit points)

Please note that units that have already been selected as part of a students compulsory course structure are not able to be selected from this optional list.