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Associate Degree of Medical Laboratory Science
University of Southern Queensland - Toowoomba

Course outline

Gain the education and training necessary for a career as a medical technician or technical officer in the private and public pathology laboratory sectors with USQ’s Associate Degree of Medical Laboratory Science. This degree also provides you with training for a career as a biomedical scientist with a research capability and/or a biomedical science support role. You gain practical experience through structured placements in a pathology laboratory and/or by attendance at residential schools. Study online or on-campus, full-time or part-time – this degree allows you the flexibility to fit study in with your life and career goals.

Note

48 days of professional clinical placement is required for the program. External students also have mandatory residential schools as part of the program.

Other requirements

Students must satisfy the requirements of the University of Southern Queensland and Queensland Health for clinical placement. These include evidence of immunity to notifiable and contagious diseases, Queensland Health student checklist and placement, privacy and consent deeds, and a USQ Student Clinical Placement Policy Declaration.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of Southern Queensland and for this course, refer to USQ’s website.

Recommended study
One of Biology, Chemistry or Science in Practice <br>
Assumed knowledge

General Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C)

OP/Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of OP/Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2020

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Highest OP/Rank to receive an offer

Median OP/Rank to receive an offer

Lowest OP/Rank to receive an offer

OP/Rank excluding adjustment factors

<5*

<5*

<5*

OP/Rank including adjustment factors

<5*

<5*

<5*

Notes

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

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2020

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Notes

No reportable data.

Career opportunities

As a graduate, you have the opportunity for employment as a medical technician or technical officer in the medical pathology industry, a medical or clinical research technician in the university, health or biotechnology sectors, or health, medical and scientific product marketers.

Course Code
906921
Start Date

Offer rounds
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Fee
CSP
Level of Qualification
Associate Degree
Study Area
Health
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

2 years Full time or 4 years Part time

Location
Darling Downs & South West QLD
 
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