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

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
Biology or Chemistry <br>
Assumed knowledge

English (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C)

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

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0

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0

<5*

Percentage of all students

<5*

0.0%

0.0%

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0.0%

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100%

Notes

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

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
906925
Start Date

Offer rounds
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Fee
CSP
Level of Qualification
Associate Degree
Study Area
Health
Study Mode
External
Course Duration

2 years External or 4 years External

 
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