CQUniversity Australia

Master of Laboratory Medicine

CQUniversity Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00219C

The Master of Laboratory Medicine will qualify you to work as a medical laboratory scientist. You will gain advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in the clinical disciplines of laboratory medicine for application in the diagnostic setting. You will build technical and evaluative skills through laboratory and clinical training to assess and implement recommendations for best practice in patient testing and monitoring. This course will enable you to develop an advanced level of communication skill to interact positively with patients and other health professionals ready for the clinical or scientific work environment. Clinical decision-making and problem-solving abilities are key skills for the medical laboratory scientist. You will develop clinical decision-making and problem solving skills through experience in professional practice, clinical case studies and research opportunities. This course involves a compulsory block practical intensive at the Rockhampton campus, in which travel and accommodation costs are provided for students that are admitted to the Melbourne and Sydney campuses. Eligible students will also have the opportunity to study the CL58 Graduate Certificate of Research embedded within the course structure, therefore providing you with a pathway to a Research Higher-Degree.


15 units (96 credit points)


  • Medical laboratory science

Standard entry requirements

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must hold:A completed 3 year Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent Bachelor degree in a Health, Medical or Biomedical discipline.Applications will also be assessed in regard to content in anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics. Foundational supplementary content will be available in these fields in the 1st year of study to support learning experiences. English Language Proficiency RequirementsIf you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), orBachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA of 4.0completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United states of America, which will meet the English proficiency.If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below:Bachelor-levelAn International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) with an overall band score of at least 6.5 with a minimum 6.0 in each subset, orA Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet Based only with an overall score of at least 79, with no sub-score less than 21, orA Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with an overall band score of 62 with no communication score less than 54, orAn Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four componentsEnglish test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.Each student will be assessed individually.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
CQUniversity Melbourne No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
CQUniversity Rockhampton North No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Online Study No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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