Entry into this program is available only to students in the Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine who have met the GPA requirements and who have been made an offer into the program.
Prepare for a rewarding career as an accredited medical scientist where your work will have a vital bearing on the welfare of patients. Working in various settings such as hospitals and private pathology laboratories, medical scientists support clinicians in the diagnosis, management and treatment of disease, to conduct research into the causes and cures for disease, and to develop improved tests for disease detection.
The program prepares you for a career in all areas of pathology with training in biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, molecular pathology, haematology and histopathology. You will have the opportunity to complete a study period of professional practice in a clinical setting gaining industry relevant experience in the operations and functions of diagnostic pathology and biomedical research laboratories. This will be followed by a study period of full time research, leading to the final study period of the program where you will undertake honours research together with two advanced clinical courses providing you with knowledge, skills and experience in both clinical practice and research.