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 and even cancer. 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 under normal circumstances and general health challenges. . 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

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Other requirements

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

Admissions Criteria

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

Additional entry requirements

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Assumed knowledge

This program has assumed knowledge. Refer to QTAC’s Course Search.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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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




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Career opportunities

As a medical laboratory scientist you may find opportunities in hospital laboratories, private pathology laboratories, fertility clinics, state health laboratories, universities, veterinary sciences, forensic laboratories or, the food and cosmetic industry.


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

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

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

Gold Coast