James Cook University JCU

Master of Medical Science

James Cook University JCU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

Make a strong contribution to the field of medical science by gaining hands-on experience in biomedical, medical laboratory and clinical measurement science. Work alongside industry professionals within JCU's cutting-edge custom laboratories and benefit from practical experience with a research project driven by your individual passion. This Master of Medical Science is flexible and allows you to choose from three majors: Clinical Sciences, Future Leaders in Tropical Research and Medical Laboratory Science. You will have the flexibility to choose your study pathway leading to a career as a Clinical Measurements Scientist, Medical Laboratory Scientist or as a medical research scientist. On your journey you will gain an in-depth understanding of medical science areas such as haematology, clinical biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, bioengineering, pathobiology and pathophysiology and the clinical sciences such as cardiac respiratory and neurophysiology. You will learn how to apply biostatistics and the principles of epidemiology to public health measures in your chosen discipline/major/career.In your second year of study, you’ll investigate an area of medical science by planning, proposing and implementing a small-scale research project relevant to tropical health and medicine. You will also put your knowledge and skills to the test through professional placements in clinical and medical laboratory settings* such as private or public hospitals and JCU’s state-of-the-art medical laboratory facilities.


48 credit points by coursework.


  • Clinical sciences
  • Future leaders in tropical research
  • Medical laboratory science

Standard entry requirements

  • AQF level 7 Biomedical Science or Medical Laboratory Science degree
  • Or equivalent


Accreditation is pending with the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists. Students studying the Medical Laboratory Science stream will be eligible to apply for membership with the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Townsville Domestic: $62,400
International: $82,400
  • Full-time : 2 years

Further information

For more information: https://www.jcu.edu.au/courses-and-study

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