Medical scientists perform diagnostic tests of blood, tissues and other bodily fluids to help doctors diagnose diseases such as glandular fever, diabetes, swine flu, cancer and COVID-19. Pathology-based results often form the basis for decisions on an individual’s diagnosis, treatment and subsequent therapeutic monitoring. Medical scientists can also recommend treatment options and help manage clinical trials. You’ll also learn techniques used in forensic investigation and research in the food, animal and cosmetic industries. In your first year, you’ll learn general chemistry, cell biology, anatomy and physiology to understand how the body functions. From your second and third year, you’ll focus on specialist courses in medical laboratory science and learn about disease diagnosis, blood transfusion and immunology, clinical biochemistry, haematology, histopathology, microbiology and molecular diagnosis. In fourth year, you’ll undertake full-time hands-on clinical placements in various disciplines and complete two research projects in two different specialisations of your choice. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science at GU.
Refer to entry under Griffith College for: D Health Sciences/B Medical Laboratory Science.
This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees.
Students must undertake clinical placements. For further information, visit the Griffith University website.
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Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.
Griffith ATAR Guarantee and VET Guarantee apply to this program. For more information visit griffith.edu.au/guaranteed-admission.
Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3 and 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C); one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 and 4, C).
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You may find opportunities in hospital laboratories, private pathology laboratories, state health laboratories, universities, veterinary sciences, forensic laboratories, food and cosmetic industry with specialisation in haematology, transfusion science, histopathology, clinical microbiology, clinical biochemistry and molecular diagnostics.
The Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS) and the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) recognises graduates of this award.
11 Jan 2024
6 Jun 2024
4 years Full time