Your career as a medical laboratory scientist
Medical laboratory scientists are critical to the provision of effective healthcare. Using your knowledge and analytical skills, you will perform diagnostic and scientific procedures on samples such as body fluids, tissues, and swabs to investigate, identify and treat disease.
How you will learn
You will develop skills through problem-solving activities and the practical application of theory in laboratory and workplace settings.
There are two semesters of clinical placement and in your final year, you'll have the opportunity to undertake a discipline-focused laboratory medicine project to develop your research skills as part of a capstone course.
The highlight of my studies has been the 40 weeks' work placement undertaken at St. Vincent's Hospital within the Anatomical Pathology Department. At the end of my placements I was also lucky enough to get a full-time job offer! The program has given me many skills that I can take with me into the workforce, including key laboratory skills, problem solving and troubleshooting, decision making within a clinical setting, and experience in major disciplines such as histology, cytology and genetic diagnostics.
- Cristina Bitzilis, Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine)
A unique study experience
The award-winning $32-million biosciences building at our Bundoora campus is the focal point of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Laboratory Medicine) learning experience.
It is designed to give students an experience that meets the needs of today’s healthcare industry with innovative teaching spaces, state-of-the art laboratories and equipment that replicate clinical environments.
Our Bundoora campus also has modern student accommodation, full library facilities, childcare services, sporting facilities and an expansive green setting that will enable you to make the most of your time at university.