Domestic Graduate Diploma of Medical Science

Domestic Graduate Diploma of Medical Science

Build on your existing medical, biomedical or clinical knowledge and experience with JCU’s Graduate Diploma of Medical Science. This one-year degree has two pathways for students, one as a Medical Laboratory scientist (MLS) and the other as a Clinical Measurements scientist (CMS). You’ll have extensive opportunities to apply your theoretical skills as you complete clinical placement at public and private Clinical Measurements or Medical Science Laboratories.

Through this graduate certificate, you will gain advanced skills that will enable you to work in high-demand areas including regional, rural, remote, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Throughout your placement, you will apply recognised methods and tools of medical science to the process of enquiry and discovery, particularly in a clinical/medical investigative context. You will develop strong skills in communicating information to those with and without a medical or scientific knowledge base.

As you complete the Graduate Diploma of Medical Sciences, you will transition to work alongside experts in the clinical and medical laboratory science field; the network connections that you make and professional relationships that you form will have the potential to lead to future employment.

Course pre-requisites and admission requirements

Course pre-requisites and admission requirements

This Graduate Diploma of Medical Sciences requires completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in biomedical sciences or an equivalent related degree.

Students wishing to complete the Graduate Diploma of Medical Science with a Medical Laboratory Science major will be admitted on a case-by-case basis following discussions with the academic advisor for biomedical sciences. This will ascertain their completion of subjects in their undergraduate degree which fulfil the Australian Institute of Medical and Clinical Scientists (AIMS) requirements for accreditation.

This course may have specific admission requirements such as immunisation, the requirement to obtain a Suitability to Work with Children Card, federal police check and/or other requirements that students must comply with. Students must complete all Professional Experience Placement requirements by the prescribed deadlines and maintain currency of all certifications in order to stay admitted in the course.

You will find your course requirements on the JCU Professional experience placement website.

Hide course pre-requisites and admission requirements

View the Handbook for a detailed overview of available subjects.

Inherent requirements

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 Graduate Diploma of Medical Science.