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Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Pathology)
UniSC - University of the Sunshine Coast - Sunshine Coast

Course outline

Are you a problem solver who wants to work at the forefront of healthcare to positively impact the world by developing cures, and improving health outcomes and quality of life? UniSC’s new Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Pathology) program can prepare you to become a medical scientist investigating existing health conditions and researching new breakthroughs.

The Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Pathology) program focusses on preparing graduates to enter the profession of medical laboratory science, so they are equipped with the education and professional standards (knowledge, competencies, skills and attributes) for safe, ethical and effective contemporary professional practice.

Students will develop the analytical, technical and cognitive abilities that allow them to respond to the changing demands of medical laboratory science, whose key disciplines include Anatomical Pathology, Chemical Pathology, Genomic Pathology, Haematology, Immunopathology, Medical Microbiology and Transfusion Science. Students will graduate with the skills for, and commitment to, continuous improvement and lifelong learning. They will understand how to strengthen their competence and advancement of knowledge through professional development and research. For more information, visit Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Pathology) at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast.


This program includes placements in settings that may require COVID-19 vaccination with limited placements in settings that do not require full vaccination.

Other requirements

The Inherent Academic Requirements of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program. For information, visit Inherent Academic Requirements on the UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast website.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast and for this course, refer to UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Recommended study
English; General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics; chemistry and biology
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023
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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.

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Career opportunities

Graduate career opportunities include entry level medical laboratory scientist as well as entry into Pathology Queensland Graduate Program.


The program has been developed according to the Australian Institute of Medical and Clinical Scientists (AIMS) Accreditation Standards and Procedures for Bachelor Degree, and is seeking AIMS accreditation.

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15 Jan 2024

CSP/$8944 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

31/2 years Full time or 7 years Part time

Sunshine Coast
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