Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science
University of Southern Queensland - External

Course outline

Learn how to determine blood groups, identify malarial parasites and diagnose leukaemia and other human diseases through UniSQ’s Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science. Graduates are workplace-ready with skills in transfusion science, microbiology, haematology, histopathology and cytology, molecular diagnostics, 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. This degree can be studied online or on-campus, and includes 80 days of hands-on clinical experience in a range of different pathology laboratories. Graduates are eligible to apply for membership to professional organisations including the Australian Institute of Medical and Clinical Scientists, Australian Society for Microbiology, Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists and the Australian Society for Medical Research. For more information, visit Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science at UniSQ.

Note

External students must attend residential schools at the Toowoomba campus.

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 UniSQ Student Clinical Placement Policy Declaration. All students must complete 80 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 UniSQ’s website.

Recommended study
Biology or Chemistry
Assumed knowledge

English (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics (Units 3 and 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

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

<5*

<5*

<5*

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

<5*

<5*

<5*

Notes

* “<5" – indicates less than 5 ATAR/Selection Rank based offers were made

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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Notes

Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

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

Membership

UniSQ’s Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science is accredited by the Australian Institute of Medical and Clinical Scientists (AIMS). Graduates are eligible to apply for AIMS membership and students are eligible to apply for complementary AIMS student membership.

Course Code
906135
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
23 Apr 2025

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

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Location
Darling Downs & South West QLD