Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science
Queensland University of Technology - Gardens Point

Course outline

As a graduate, you perform tests on human and veterinary specimens such as blood, bodily fluids, stool, urine, and tissue biopsies and can interpret and analyse results to identify blood diseases, viruses and parasites, immunity disorders and genetic mutations.

Graduates are skilled in all areas of clinical pathology including immunology, haematology, cytogenetic and transfusion science. Final year includes a 12 week professional placement.

You can choose an elective, such as pharmacology, business, Indigenous health, or research techniques, that supports your career aspirations.

This course is covered by the QUT Offer Guarantee and Year 12 Early Offer Scheme.

For more course information, visit Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science at QUT.


Part-time students should note that daytime attendance is required. Some lectures and tutorials may have evening sessions.

Other requirements

A Suitability Card is required; refer to institution.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for QUT and for this course, refer to QUT’s website.


Applicant must be 16; Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years

Assumed knowledge

English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C); Chemistry (Units 3 & 4, C)

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




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




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, 2024

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Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Medical laboratory scientist in the pathology industry in private laboratories or hospitals, medical research, postgraduate studies in medicine or medical science.


Australian Institute of Medical Scientists.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

CSP/$8310 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation, Sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time