Domestic Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours)

Domestic Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours)

Modern medical practice and advancement relies on the work of medical laboratory scientists. Discover how medical and clinical research supports increased capacity for diagnosis, development of new treatments and improved pathology investigation. Be equipped to work at the forefront of healthcare research and make a difference to communities in tropical, rural, remote and Indigenous contexts.

In the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours), you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the relationship between microbiological, haematological and chemical testing in disease diagnosis across clinical and healthcare settings. You’ll explore many fields of medical science including microbiology, histology, molecular biology, haematology and transfusion science. Learn how to become a leader in healthcare contexts as you develop laboratory management, quality assurance and vital communication skills.

Your medical laboratory science studies equip you with both extensive theoretical and medical knowledge as well as practical research and laboratory-oriented abilities. Develop hands-on skills and master advanced diagnostic and research techniques through training in JCU’s world-class research centres such as the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine.

Put your theory into practice with placement opportunities in public hospitals and private laboratories in urban, rural and remote areas. Prepare for work in the real-world as you gain clinical and research training through working alongside expert professionals. You’ll discover firsthand the difference that medical laboratory science makes to individual patients and healthcare settings.

You will be qualified to work anywhere in Australia as this degree is fully accredited by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS).
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About JCU's Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

Make a difference in the field of medicine, working on the cutting-edge of treatment developments and early disease diagnosis. Prepare yourself for a rewarding career at the forefront of healthcare research with a Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours) from JCU.

Prepared for Anything

Be ready today for tomorrow with a world-class education and a degree accredited by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists. Become eligible for the best jobs nationwide when you join AIMS, earning professional membership upon graduation. Prepare your CV for the workforce through practical placements in private laboratories, public hospitals and research settings both on and off the campus.

Gain mastery of the most advanced research techniques at JCU's world-class research centres, like the Centre for Molecular Therapeutics and the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine. Diversify your skills as you learn from some of the finest medical research minds, contributing to research that makes a difference in the lives of remote and rural populations.

A Medical Technologist School With A Solid Foundation for Success

Experience has no substitute, and it begins with a strong foundation in theory delivered in small class sizes by caring lecturers committed to student success. Gain a comprehensive understanding of how haematology, chemical testing, and microbiology interact in real-world settings.

Be ready to work in a range of areas with your comprehensive theoretical studies in histology, molecular biology and transfusion science and experience working in teams or as an individual. Prepare for work in the real world through authentic clinically relevant training by working professionals in your final year and placement in hospital and private medical laboratories in both urban and rural and remote settings. Develop your leadership skills with a strong understanding of laboratory management, quality assurance and through practical experience in communicating to a range of audiences

Study Medical Laboratory Science and Make a Difference

Take meaningful steps to improve the future of the world and study medical laboratory science in various cultural contexts. Make a difference to vulnerable communities as you develop expertise in tropical, remote, and rural medical research and see firsthand how pathology investigation can improve the lives of Indigenous communities.

Inspire positive change through your understanding of the challenges facing Australians' health and Australia's health care systems. Learn practical skills as you study under future-focused working medical students, researchers and network with fellow students, researchers, and industry professionals. Prepare for a career with global significance through a better understanding of tropical microbes, immunobiology and epidemiological studies and genetics and genomes.

A Rewarding Career

Find solutions to complex problems with a Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours) from JCU. Move beyond the foundational courses and learn specialised concepts of Clinical Biochemistry and histopathological techniques. Build your skills through clinical placements in the areas that interest you and then leverage those skills into a career at the forefront of diagnostic pathology.

Prepare yourself to innovate through laboratory research. Develop better interventions in private and public hospitals, or impact the health of the community as an advisor to government agencies. Build on the foundation of your medical technologist school degree with further education to enter academia and teach the next generation of scientists and researchers.

Change the Future by Studying Medical Laboratory Science

Master the advanced techniques you need to become a leading medical scientist. Build confidence in your skills through a strong theoretical foundation and practical experience, and open your future to a world of career opportunities with JCU.
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Inherent requirements are the identified abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours that must be demonstrated, during the learning experience, to successfully complete a course. These abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours preserve the academic integrity of the University’s learning, assessment, and accreditation processes, and where applicable, meet the standards of a profession.  For more information please review the inherent requirements for the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours).