Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours)

Be at the forefront of healthcare research and diagnostics with a degree accredited with the Australian Institute of Medical and Clinical Scientists (AIMS). Develop extensive theoretical and medical knowledge across the fields of medical science. You will gain hands-on clinical and laboratory skills with placement opportunities and training in world-class diagnostic medical laboratories and research centres.

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  • Townsville: February



+estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible


4 years full-time

Entry Requirements

English (Units 3/4,C). Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C), Chemistry (Units 3/4,C); or equivalent

Recommended Knowledge

One of Biology, Health, Physical Education or Physics (Units 3/4,C)

English language requirements

Band 2

If your native language is not English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements for this course.

View the international entry requirements for this course



Course detail

Real stories

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    Blake Hughes

    Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

    I first started Medical Laboratory Science with a keen interest in the broad range of subjects offered. This interest only increased when I stepped into the lab. The instruments and facilities available at JCU match those of a real medical laboratory, this helped me go into my placements with confidence and experience.

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    Jeremy Naughton

    Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

    The lecturers, tutors and student mentors were nothing short of amazing; I honestly could not have graduated without their support. Not only did they deliver the material, they went above and beyond; emailing me to see how I was travelling with the degree and taking the time to sit with me one on one if required.

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    Associate Professor Donna Rudd

    Course Coordinator, Medical Sciences

    Our focus within Biomedicine at JCU is developing a scientific health workforce for the region and remote areas. We train multidisciplinary scientists capable of working independently to provide a comprehensive service and support.

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    Michael Wilhelm

    Group Laboratory Manager, Pathology Queensland

    The JCU MLS graduates are one of the most highly sought after Medical Scientists for employment in Diagnostic Pathology Services. We have many JCU scientists working for Pathology Queensland over a wide range of roles, ranging from entry level to operations manager.