Graduate Diploma of Medical Science

Learn from industry professionals in JCU’s cutting-edge custom laboratories. Network and form professional relationships with potential future employers.


in QLD for median graduate salary, $110,300* *Good Universities Guide 2021, PG Medicine ratings


in QLD for learning resources* *Good Universities Guide 2021, PG Medicine ratings


in QLD for student support* *Good Universities Guide 2021, PG Medicine ratings



  • Townsville: February, July




+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee

^estimated annual tuition fee

Fees are based on 2020 figures and are subject to change

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


1 year full-time

or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

AQF level 7 bachelor degree in Biomedical Sciences or cognate degree; or equivalent

Course Code


Course detail

Real stories

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    Eva Birosova

    Graduate Diploma of Medical Science (Medical Laboratory Science)

    This course has perfectly met my need for acquiring new clinical skills and knowledge as well as further development and refreshment of those skills I had in past. The course offers very relevant content, including authentic industry work experience.

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    Boni Sebayang

    Master of Medical Science

    When I wanted to study tropical health research, James Cook University was my first choice. I made the best decision of my life! Meeting and learning from JCU lecturers who write the journal articles that you read has been an exceptional experience.

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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.