What will I learn?

Start your career in pathology or biomedical science

Gain the education and training necessary for a career as a medical technician or technical officer in the private and public pathology laboratory sectors with USQ’s Associate Degree of Medical Laboratory Science. This degree will also provide you with training for a career as a biomedical scientist with a research capability and/or a biomedical science support role. You will gain practical experience through structured placements in a pathology laboratory and/or by attendance at residential schools.

Further study

After completing the Associate Degree of Medical Laboratory Science, you have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science.

Career outcomes

As a graduate you will have the opportunity for employment as a medical technician or technical officer in the medical pathology industry, a medical or clinical research technician in the university, health or biotechnology sectors, or in health, medical and scientific product marketers.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences

CRICOS

098993K

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,800.00 (18,62,955) per year
Start date

February 2022

Venue

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Toowoomba Campus,

487-535 West Street,

TOOWOOMBA,

Queensland,

4350, TOOWOOMBA, Australia

Online/Distance (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,800.00 (18,62,955) per year
Start date

February 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed High School Diploma + SAT. SAT Composite Score 125. Applications are based on comparisons with Australian Year 12 level examinations. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic only) score of 6.0 (or better) (no component lower than 5.5); TOEFL (paper based) score of 550 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 4.5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) score of 213 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 4.5); TOEFL (internet based) score of 80 (or better) (with 19 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) score of 50 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 50); Cambridge English: First (FCE)/ B2 First with a score of 169 or above. No less than 162 in each skill.

For international students

Applicant must have Australian year 12 level or equivalent.

Students from different country must have qualifications equivalent to Australia.

IELTS (Academic only) - 6.0 (or better) (no component lower than 5.5); TOEFL (paper based) - 550 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 4.5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) - 213 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 4.5); TOEFL (internet based) - 80 (or better) (with 19 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 50 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 50); Cambridge English Scale Scores for FCE, CAE and CPE3 - Cambridge English: First (FCE) with a score of 169 or above. No less than 162 in each skill

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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