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What will I learn?

This major provides you with a thorough understanding of the scientific basis of diagnosing, treating and preventing human disease, as well as an appreciation of how medical research forms new insights into disease every day. You will be taught by medical practitioners involved in the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions and by pathologists, researchers, physicians and medical scientists engaged in various disciplines of pathology. You'll be given the opportunity to interact with traditional academic staff, as well as working professional pathologists from Path West.

Your studies will combine practical sessions that demonstrate multidisciplinary approaches to pathology questions with up-to-date laboratory diagnostic scenarios. To prepare you for success in a global workforce, you will develop your ability to communicate effectively and learn how to find, interpret and critically evaluate scientific information. The theoretical components of the course are complemented by laboratory and tutorial classes utilising clinical material and cases, as well as relevant research topics within the field. You will apply scientific knowledge and techniques to these issues and engage in scientific problem-solving.

Career Pathways

After completing this major, you have numerous professional pathways on offer including employment in a wide range of allied and paramedical fields, university and hospital laboratory research, the health care or pharmaceutical industry and diagnostic laboratories.

Further Study

You can pursue further study at honours level and could thereafter pursue a PhD. Other further study options include the Master of Clinical Pathology, Master of Infectious Diseases, Doctor of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Podiatric Medicine.

Which department am I in?

Medical School

CRICOS

095001B

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$41,500.00 (22,57,889) per year
AUD $124,500 total course fee.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2023

Venue

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

35 Stirling Highway,

CRAWLEY,

Western Australia,

6009, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete A grade of 3 or higher in AP English Language and Composition or AP English Literature and Composition. Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

For international students

Entry requirements may vary from country to country. Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Australian High School (or equivalent).

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) - English A1 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English A2 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English B at HL - Minimum score 5; PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

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

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About The University of Western Australia (UWA)

UWA is the only Western Australian university ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide.

  • World-top 100 university - QS World University Rankings 2021
  • 5-stars for teaching quality (Good Universities Guide 2020)
  • A proud member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight
  • 11 subject areas in world’s top 50 QS Rankings 2020