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Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Science
USC - Sunshine Coast

Course outline

This program prepares students to pursue career opportunities in hospital and private pathology laboratories as qualified medical laboratory technicians. Students develop technical skills in general pathology, pathophysiology, haematology, histology, biochemistry, clinical chemistry, blood banking and medical microbiology. They undertake industry placements supervised by experienced medical scientists to develop practical skills in laboratory medicine. On graduation, students have the opportunity to complete the Bachelor of Biomedical Science with one further year of full-time study. For more information, visit Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Science at USC.

Note

This program includes compulsory placements in settings that require full COVID-19 vaccination.

Other requirements

Before undertaking industry placement courses, students must obtain and provide evidence of vaccination against hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis and varicella (chickenpox) and obtain a Blue Card; refer to institution. The Inherent Academic Requirements of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program. For information, visit Inherent Academic Requirements on the USC website.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for USC and for this course, refer to USC’s website.

Prerequisites

Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Recommended study
English; General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics; at least one science subject (preferably Chemistry)
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2021

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

<5*

<5*

<5*

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

<5*

<5*

<5*

Notes

* “<5" – indicates less than 5 ATAR/Selection Rank based offers were made

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.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2021

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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

International students

All students

Number of students

11

<5*

0

0

0

<5*

0

16

Percentage of all students

68.8%

<5*

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

<5*

0.0%

100%

Notes

* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

Career opportunities

Medical laboratory technician in pathology services, laboratory technician in scientific and educational technical services.

Course Code
013131
Start Date

Offer rounds
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Fee
CSP/$8016 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Associate Degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

2 years Full time or 4 years Part time or 21/2 years Full time or 5 years Part time

Location
Sunshine Coast
 
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