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Master of Laboratory Medicine

University of Tasmania
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
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37,950 AUD

Program description

Master of Laboratory Medicine

The Master of Laboratory Medicine is designed to provide students with the theoretical and practical skills necessary for employment as Medical Laboratory Scientists in medical pathology laboratories or other diagnostic laboratories (Professional Experience Sequence) and to provide relevant research experience (Research Sequence). The programme will provide a formal qualification in Laboratory Medicine for students with an undergraduate background in science or health science.

The Master of Laboratory Medicine will provide some experience in research and a potential pathway for students to enter postgraduate research degrees.

Students who choose the Master of Laboratory Medicine Professional Experience Sequence, will undertake their professional experience placement in host laboratories in New South Wales.

Admission requirements

Successful completion of a first degree in Biochemistry or a Medical Science, Health Science, Science or other related discipline, with a credit average, including studies of Biochemistry/Physiology at second year and some first or second year Immunology and Microbiology.^

^ Students may have undertaken Immunology or Microbiology in an undergraduate degree program at either first or second year, depending on the nature of the program.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website

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Program content

Calendar Year 1, Semester 2 (First semester of study)

  • Haematology 1
  • General and Medical Microbiology
  • Clinical Chemistry 1

Calendar Year 2, Semester 1 and 2 (Second and third semester of study)

  • Histology

Calendar Year 3, Semester 1 (Fourth semester of study)

  • Laboratory Medicine Professional Experience Placement
  • Guided Research C

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Career opportunities

Students will gain knowledge and a variety of skills in Laboratory Medicine professional areas such as: clinical chemistry, endocrinology, haematology, blood transfusion science, histopathology, medical microbiology, human molecular biology, and immunology. A Medical Scientist carries out laboratory investigations which assist in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Graduates of the course should be eligible to sit the examination for membership of the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists once they have completed appropriate practical laboratory experience.

There are various career options open to biomedical and medical laboratory scientists, especially in hospital clinical and pathology laboratories, private pathology services, blood transfusion services, veterinary pathology laboratories and public health laboratories. Other areas of employment are found in universities and diagnostic companies.

Some students will be prepared to undertake further postgraduate training in biomedical research, leading to potential career options in research organisations.

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University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania

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Why study at University of Tasmania

Australia ranked #2 study abroad country

Australia has been ranked the #2 study abroad country in the world for 2020! With everything from the tranquility of the Gold Coast beaches to the adventure of the Australian Alps, take a trip “Down Under” and discover why Australia is a great choice for an exceptional study abroad experience.

Tasmania is unique and so are Tasmanians. We believe in our island. We embrace the unusual. And we love imagination.

From our vibrant cities to the stillness of our World Heritage-listed wilderness, our incredible island is a place of contrasts – and we embrace its character in everything we do.

We offer great courses in an extraordinary location, and our teaching is supported by world-leading research, so you know you’re getting direct access to the best expertise. We’re the only university in the state, which means you will get unparalleled access to industry connections through our institution’s partnerships.

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Private Bag 51
TAS 7001 Hobart

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