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The Bachelor of Clinical Laboratory Science at Murdoch University will give you an excellent foundation in applying medical technologies to testing of clinical specimens. You'll gain the skills to work in medical diagnosis, medical research or other health-related fields.
If you're intrigued by medical technology, laboratory diagnosis and performing scientific testing, this is an ideal major for you. You'll build on a general introduction to human biology, cell biology and molecular biology to cover a range of clinical laboratory disciplines, including haematology, microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, histopathology and diagnostic genomics.
You'll gain a broad knowledge of disease processes as well as technical skills in the handling of patient material, clinical testing and analysing and troubleshooting results.
You'll work in our world-class medical and health precinct, which includes two major hospitals, a veterinary hospital and two major medical research institutes.
When you complete clinical laboratory science as a double major with either biomedical science, molecular biology or forensic biology and toxicology, you can gain entry into a fourth year of study that incorporates clinical practicum experiences and leads to a full qualification in laboratory medicine.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
If you don't meet any of these academic entry requirements, Murdoch University offers several pathways, including the FlexiTrack university preparation program, to help you qualify for this course.
All students must also satisfy Murdoch University's minimum English requirements by demonstrating competency in the English language.
In this veterinary and life sciences course, the subjects you may study include:
Plus your choice of general elective units.
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Clinical Laboratory Science from Murdoch University.
As a clinical laboratory science graduate, you'll be able to seek employment in hospitals, medical research institutes, universities, government/health agencies and the private sector.
This course also acts as a foundation for allied careers in health administration, medical sales and marketing, scientific media and academia.
It's an excellent springboard into postgraduate studies in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry and veterinary science.
Curious about where a career in health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for a HECS-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.
Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you choose to study in that year.
Murdoch University also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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