Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This program is designed in consultation with managers and academics in pathology and research laboratories, so students will gain advanced knowledge of the latest diagnostic techniques used in these settings. Throughout the program, students will undertake practical classes in QUT's state-of-the-art laboratories and will gain extensive experience with techniques, equipment and instruments used daily in industry and research. As part of professional development, during the final year, students will undertake one semester of work integrated learning where they will interact directly with, and be mentored by, practising medical scientists or clinical researchers. Students may also be able to complete part of their work placement in regional Australia or an international laboratory.
384 credit points, including a 12 week placement in a pathology laboratory which students complete during final year.
- Medical laboratory science
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent
- Assumed knowledge: English, or Literature, or English and Literature, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
- Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C) and Chemistry (Units 3 & 4, C).
Graduates are immediately eligible for graduate membership with the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists. Depending on students' clinical discipline(s) of employment, they may be eligible to apply for membership of various professional organisations, including the Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists, Australian Society of Microbiology, Australian Society of Cytology, Human Genetics Society of Australasia, Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand, Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion and Australian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.
Postgraduate studies in Medical Laboratory Science or research degrees.
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Hepatitis B vaccination and a current Blue Card prior to commencing the clinical placement components in this course. Diphtheria, Measles, Mumps, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Rubella, Tetanus and Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccinations are mandatory for all students attending a Queensland Health facility for placement. Hepatitis A, Influenza and Poliomyelitis are highly recommended for all Health students. QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for students. Our offer guarantee can give you peace of mind about your study choices. If you receive an ATAR or selection rank equal to or higher than the offer guarantee, you are guaranteed a place in the course regardless of the threshold. This means that when you know your ATAR or selection rank you can check your eligibility for a QUT course before receiving an offer. You still need to lodge a QTAC application by the closing date. A small number of courses do not participate in the offer guarantee scheme.