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What will I learn?

Your career in laboratory medicine

Graduates are employed as medical scientists in the field of diagnostic pathology, as medical researchers, or as clinical investigators.

What you will study

You’ll specialise in two clinical pathology discipline streams. On graduation, you'll have high-level skills in analysis and knowledge integration relevant to your area of specialisation.

Qualify for a career in diagnostic pathology and medical research. This program suits graduates from biological science or biomedical science degrees.

You’ll specialise in two clinical pathology discipline streams from the following options:

anatomical pathology
clinical biochemistry
haematology
medical microbiology
transfusion and transplantation science

On graduation, you'll have high-level skills in analysis and knowledge integration relevant to your area of specialisation.

Career

Medical scientists work in:

hospital laboratories
private pathology laboratories
state health laboratories
universities
as technical support specialists in commercial companies

Which department am I in?

STEM College

CRICOS

056171G

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$39,360.00 (21,07,066) per year

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

Start date

Expected July 2022

Venue

Bundoora Campus

289 McKimmie Road,

BUNDOORA,

Victoria,

3083, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

You must have successfully completed:

An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in a cognate discipline (Laboratory Medicine, Biomedical or Biological Sciences, or Medicine) with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (out of 4.0);

or

An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in a cognate discipline (Laboratory Medicine, Biomedical or Biological Sciences, or Medicine) with at least 5 years’ work experience in diagnostic pathology laboratory.

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

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

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About RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

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  • Ranked 21st globally for universities less than 50 years old
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  • 8th in Australia for graduate employability
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