What will I learn?

Course Description

If you’re fascinated by disease processes and diagnosis, this course will give you the experience and analytical skills you need to succeed in medical diagnosis, medical research and other health-related fields.

Explore medical technology and work in practical laboratories on campus to gain laboratory skills used to analyse, diagnose and research human diseases. You’ll examine disease processes and learn the technical skills you need to handle patient material collected in hospitals, doctor’s surgeries and even forensic investigations.

By the end of the course you’ll be able to perform clinical testing and analyse and report results. Covering human biology, cell and molecular biology, molecular genetics, and a range of clinical laboratory disciplines including microbiology, immunology, biochemistry and haematology, this major (along with completion of one of the recommended double majors) will potentially help prepare you for a fourth year of study and a professional qualification in Laboratory Medicine.

6 reasons to study Clinical Laboratory Science

  • Studying at Murdoch University will put you at the centre of the vibrant health and research precinct, which includes Fiona Stanley and St John of God Hospitals, along with many other health facilities such as the Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to learn from outstanding researchers in the field, with high quality teaching so you get the latest knowledge.
  • Learn by doing, with laboratory content throughout the course to ensure you acquire practical skills and reinforce theoretical principles.
  • Prepare for the workforce or further study with the inclusion of cutting-edge advances in modern diagnostic science.
  • You’ll be taught by academics with an open door policy so that you can get the help and advice you need in order to succeed.
  • If you are planning on applying to study postgraduate medicine (or other medically-related courses) the content in this major will prepare you well, while providing other career options as well.

Some of the things you’ll learn

  • Clinical microbiology
  • Histopathology
  • Haematology
  • Diagnostic genomics
  • Clinical immunology

Your future career

A major in Clinical Laboratory Science will give you opportunities to pursue a career health-related fields. Careers could include:

  • Laboratory Technician
  • Technical Officer
  • Medical Researcher
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Research Scientist

You could work in medical research institutes, diagnostic pathology laboratories, biotechnology, the pharmaceutical industry, secondary or higher (university) education, medical scientific supply, or hospitals.

Recommended double majors

  • Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Forensic Biology and Toxicology
  • Chemistry

Course Structure

Course Structure - 72 credit points

Part I - 24 credit points

Part II - 48 credit points

Which department am I in?

School of Veterinary and Life Sciences

CRICOS

079343B

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,803.00 (US$ 22,546) per year

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

Start date

24 February 2020

Venue

Murdoch University

Perth Campus,

90 South Street,

MURDOCH,

Western Australia,

6150, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a Completion of a minimum of 65% or better in Grade 12 English. Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overall 6.0 with no band below 6.0; Test of English as a Foreign Language - IBT (TOEFL IBT) - 73 with no band less than 18; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Paper Based (TOEFL - Paper Based) - 534 (Test of Written English not less than 4.5); Cambridge Advanced English prior 52 with no section less than Borderline; Cambridge Advanced English after 169 overall with no band below 169; Occupational English Test (OET) - OET with a minimum of C in the four components; Pearson Test of English (PTE) 50 with no band below 50.

For international students

Applicants are required to complete secondary education (Year 12 or Australian equivalent) currently or within the last two years are eligible to apply. Entry requirements vary country by country.

English Language Requirements: Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overall 6.0 with no band below 6.0; TOEFL Internet Based 73 with no band less than 18; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Paper Based (TOEFL - Paper Based) 534 (Test of Written English not less than 4.5); Pearson Test of English (PTE) 50 with no band below 50; Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) 52 with no section less than Borderline; Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) 169 overall with no band below 169; Occupational English Test (OET) OET with a minimum of C in the four components.

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About this uni

Murdoch University is a world-renowned research university with a reputation for conducting ground-breaking studies.

  • Located in Perth, the biggest city in Western Australia
  • Offers dedicated scholarships for international students
  • Students learn from industry experts & experienced faculty
  • Offers students access to stimulating work environments