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Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science
University of Southern Queensland - Toowoomba

Course outline

Find out how blood groups are determined and what malaria parasites or leukaemia look like under the microscope through USQ’s Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science. Graduates are workplace-ready with skills in transfusion science, microbiology, haematology, histopathology and clinical biochemistry for a career as a medical laboratory scientist. Medical laboratory scientists perform analyses on blood and other body fluids and tissues to provide information that is vital in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human disease. You can choose to study online or on-campus. Our medical laboratory science degree includes 52 days of hands-on clinical experience in a pathology laboratory. You will be eligible to apply for membership to professional organisations including the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists, Australian Society for Microbiology, Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists and the Australian Society for Medical Research.

Note

External students must attend residential schools at the Toowoomba campus. Semester 2 entry is only available part-time.

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. All students must complete 52 days of clinical experience in Australia.

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
Assumed knowledge

English (Units 3 and 4, C); 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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Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

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Career opportunities

Graduates pursue careers in the public and private pathology laboratory industry or research, technical, advisory and commercial roles in the biomedical field.

Course Code
906131
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Fee
CSP
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Location
Darling Downs & South West QLD
 
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