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Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

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.

Combined diploma/degrees

Refer to entry under Griffith College for: D Health Sciences/B Medical Laboratory Science.

Fee notes

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.

Other requirements

Students must undertake clinical placements. For further information, visit the Griffith University website.

Admissions Criteria

For minimum age requirements please visit Institution minimum age requirements

Prerequisites

Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Additional entry requirements

Griffith ATAR Guarantee and VET Guarantee apply to this program. For more information visit griffith.edu.au/guaranteed-admission.

Assumed knowledge

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).

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023
79.00
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

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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

99.05

87.35

71.05

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.95

93.55

79.05

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, 2023

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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

7

<5*

<5*

15

0

<5*

18

46

Percentage of all students

15.2%

<5*

<5*

32.6%

0.0%

<5*

39.1%

100%

Notes

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

Career opportunities

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.

Membership

The Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS) and the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) recognises graduates of this award.

Course Code
233862
Start Date

Offer rounds

15 Jan 2024
6 Jun 2024

Fee
CSP/$8500 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

4 years Full time

Location
Gold Coast
 
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