Master of Laboratory MedicineCareer
Graduates are employed as medical scientists in the field of diagnostic pathology, as medical researchers, or in education.
Medical scientists work in:
- hospital laboratories
- private pathology laboratories
- state health laboratories
In larger hospitals and private laboratories, medical scientists usually specialise in one professional discipline.
The ageing of the Australian population is expected to drive strong demand for pathology services and medical scientists.
It’s projected that between 2013 and 2018, employment of medical scientists will increase 13.7% above the projected increase across all occupations (7.2%).
There is also a shortage of medical scientists in a number of countries worldwide.
The School of Health and Biomedical Sciences has extensive links with industry through their program advisory committees (PACs) and through research projects and consulting.
Employers and industry professionals are members of these program advisory committees and have contributed to both the initial development and ongoing improvement of this program. Their involvement ensures that the program remains relevant to your needs as a graduate and to the needs of graduate employers.
Many of the teaching staff within the program are (or have been) practicing industry professionals with extensive industry experience and contact networks. This experience, when integrated into learning and teaching practice, enriches your learning environment.
Professional recognition and accreditation
The Master of Laboratory Medicine is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science, UK (IBMS) and graduates are entitled to membership of IBMS. Graduates may also be eligible for professional membership of the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS)
if they meet AIMS accreditation requirements. These professional bodies represent biomedical pathology scientists in Australia and in the UK