You'll undertake courses designed to provide a strong academic grounding in biological sciences. You'll be introduced to the professional field of laboratory medicine via a hospital laboratory visit and basic studies in clinical disciplines.
The clinical disciplines of haematology, transfusion and transplantation science, clinical biochemistry, anatomical pathology, and medical microbiology are introduced in preparation for your specialisations and professional practice.
You'll undertake general pathology, molecular genetics, and diagnostics. You’ll also study two clinical discipline streams.
In the second half of the year you'll complete integrative pathology, diagnostic bioanalytics and advanced laboratory medicine in one clinical discipline stream.
In the first semester of your final year, you’ll prepare for professional practice by undertaking Medical Informatics and Laboratory Management, and Professional Skills in Laboratory Medicine.
In your final semester of the program, you will undertake a full-time professional practice placement. Organised by RMIT, this is a 16-week placement that provides you with hands-on diagnostic pathology work experience.