Course and Subject Handbook 2012 Course Information Undergraduate Courses Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science – Indigenous Health Careers Access Program

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science – Indigenous Health Careers Access Program

Course Code





Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English, Maths B, Chemistry

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.

Additional selection requirements


Special admission requirements

Nominate with QTAC as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

Post admission requirements

Hepatitis B immunisation:

Students must provide evidence of being immune to Hepatitis B within the first teaching period of their studies. A blood-borne viral disease may result in a student’s inability to obtain a placement in a Queensland Health facility and consequently may result in their inability to complete the requirements of the course as accredited by the relevant professional accrediting body. If a student has not complied with the above requirement by the last day of the first teaching period of their studies, their enrolment will be terminated immediately.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

114 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules


Additional completion requirements


Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

Level 1

AT1210:03   Introductory Human Anatomy and Histology

BM1000:03   Introductory Biochemistry and Microbiology

CH1001:03   Chemistry: A Central Science

CH1002:03   Chemistry: Principles and Applications

CH1020:03   Preparatory Chemistry

IA1007:03   Linking Indigenousness

CU1010:03   Effective Writing

HS1000:03   Epidemiology

HS1401:03   Health and Health Care in Australia

MA1020:03   Preparatory Mathematics

ML1101:03   Pathology Sample Collection and Transport

PH1001:03   Preparatory Physics

PP1201:03   Introduction to Physiology and Pharmacology

Level 2

AT2110:03   Comparative Mammalian Anatomy and Histology

BC2013:03   Principles of Biochemistry

MI2011:03   Microbial Diversity

PP2101:03   Medical Physiology 1

BC2023:03   Molecular Genetics

BC2024:03   Cell Regulation

MI2021:03   Introductory Infectious Diseases and Immunobiology

PP2201:03   Medical Physiology 2

Level 3

BC3101:03   Genes, Genomes and Development

MI3021:03   Clinical Microbiology

MI3061:03   Advanced Immunobiology

PP3151:03   General Pathobiology

MI3051:03   Mechanisms of Infectious Diseases

ML3102:03   Laboratory Management and Quality Assurance

PP3251:03   Systemic Pathophysiology and Therapeutics

Level 4

ML4305:03   Immunohaematology

ML4307:03   Haematology 1

ML4308:03   Haematology 2

ML4301:03   Clinical Biochemistry 1

ML4302:03   Clinical Biochemistry 2

ML4303:03   Clinical Placement 1

ML4304:03   Clinical Placement 2

ML4309:03   Histology and Cytology Techniques


Select 3 credit points of AN, CP, CU , HS, MB or PH level 1subjects


Select 3 credit points of specified level 2 and 3 subjects

BC3201:03   Biotechnology

CH2012:03   Environmental Analytical Techniques

MI3041:03   Food Microbiology

PP3201:03   Applied Physiology







Expected time to complete

5 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

3 years


Course progression requisites


Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

Clinical placement/professional practice:

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense. (Note: health professional courses generally involve extensive professional or clinical placements).

Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students

Special assessment requirements

Refer to Review of a Student’s Suitability to Continue a Course Involving Placement policy.

Accreditation requirements


Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade


Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing


Not applicable

Maximum allowed



Not applicable


Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable


Honours availability

Embedded honours available


Candidates will be invited to apply for the honours program during the final teaching period of level 2.

Require a minimum GPA of 5.0 calculated over level 1 and 2 subjects.