As a graduate, you perform tests on human and veterinary specimens such as blood, bodily fluids, stool, urine, and tissue biopsies and can interpret and analyse results to identify blood diseases, viruses and parasites, immunity disorders and genetic mutations.
Graduates are skilled in all areas of clinical pathology including immunology, haematology, cytogenetic and transfusion science. Final year includes a 12 week professional placement.
You can choose an elective, such as pharmacology, business, Indigenous health, or research techniques, that supports their career aspirations.
QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme: If you’re a current Queensland Year 12 student, you may be eligible to receive an offer to study at QUT on 18 November, before receiving your ATAR or selection rank. For more course information, visit Year 12 Early Offer Scheme at QUT.
QUT Offer Guarantee: If you achieve an ATAR/QUT selection rank of 77.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfied all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.
For more course information, visit Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science at QUT.
Part-time students should note that daytime attendance is required. Some lectures and tutorials may have evening sessions.
A Suitability Card is required; refer to institution.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for QUT and for this course, refer to QUT’s website.
Applicant must be 16; Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years
English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C); Chemistry (Units 3 & 4, C)
For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.
Highest Rank to receive an offer
Median Rank to receive an offer
Lowest Rank to receive an offer
ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors
ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors
Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.
For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.
Higher education study
Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
Work and life experience
Recent secondary education
Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank
Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor
Number of students
Percentage of all students
* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
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Medical laboratory scientist in the pathology industry in private laboratories or hospitals, medical research, postgraduate studies in medicine or medical science.
Australian Institute of Medical Scientists.
4 years Full time or 8 years Part time