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.

#1 in Queensland

for median graduate salary 2024 Good Universities Guide, PG Health Services

Enhance your expertise

Build the skills to progress your career

#1 in Queensland

for full-time employment 2024 Good Universities Guide, PG Health Services



  • 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


1 year full-time

Entry Requirements

AQF level 7 bachelor degree in biomedical sciences or cognate degree; or equivalent

English language requirements

Band 2

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



Course detail

Real stories

  • Student


    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.

  • Studied Master of Medical Science


    Boni Sebayang

    Master of Medical Science, majoring in Future Leaders in Tropical Research

    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.

  • Dr Donna Rudd  Course Coordinator for Medical Sciences


    Associate Professor Donna Rudd

    Course Coordinator, Medical Sciences

    Our focus within Biomedical and Molecular Sciences 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.

  • Group Laboratory Manager, Pathology Queensland


    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.

  • Statewide Clinical Education Program Manager, Department of Health, QLD


    Megan Harbourne

    Statewide Clinical Education Program Manager, Department of Health, QLD

    JCU graduates have a really strong focus on the patient journey, probably because they have developed interpretation and analysis skills across multiple sciences. They are great at understanding the pathophysiology of the various chronic diseases that impact our patients.