Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

University of Southern Queensland USQ

Students will find out how blood groups are determined and what malarial parasites or leukaemia look like under the microscope when studying this program. Graduates have work-ready skills in transfusion science, microbiology, haematology, histopathology and clinical biochemistry for a career as a medical laboratory scientist. This degree includes 65 days of clinical placement where students will gain hands-on pathology experience in a laboratory. 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. Students can choose to study your degree online or enjoy an on-campus experience.

Course Fee:

Australian: $22,630
International: $88,290

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Have achieved a minimum Overall Position (OP) 15, tertiary entrance rank 66 or equivalent qualification; Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent; English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 2. International applicants must have met the University's English language requirements or have completed the University's ELICOS/EAP


24 units: including 8 core courses/units

Subjects you can Study:

Medical Laboratory Science

Study Pathways:

Students may exit the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science after successful completion of 2 years full time study or equivalent (16 units) with an AMLS Associate Degree of Medical Laboratory Science.

Further information:

Applicants are advised to also address the following: Recommended prior study: one of Biological Science, Chemistry or Science21 (4,SA) or equivalent; and Assumed knowledge expectations: Maths A (4,SA).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Toowoomba No info Yes Full time 3 years
Toowoomba No info Yes Online 3 years
Toowoomba No info Yes Part time 8 years

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