48 months
36500 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This Laboratory Medicine program from Curtin University is an exciting course for aspiring professional medical scientists, focusing on pathology and diagnosing disease. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Laboratory medicine teaches you about pathology (the origin, nature and course of disease) and the diagnosis of disease.

Your first year is interprofessional and taken with other health sciences students. Your second year develops your knowledge of the cellular and tissue aspects of pathology, and the individual disciplines of laboratory medicine.

In your third and fourth years of the Laboratory Medicine program from Curtin University , you'll gain extensive field experience and focus on three of the following major disciplines: clinical biochemistry, diagnostic cytology, haematology and transfusion science, histopathology, immunology and medical microbiology.

You'll learn in Curtin's new PC2 laboratory facility, where you can analyse clinical samples, process pathogenic microorganisms in biosafety cabinets and report results in the same way as a real pathology laboratory. 

You'll also develop your practical skills when you undertake a 28-week professional placement in a diagnostic pathology laboratory.

Career information


  • Medical scientist.


  • Community health
  • Education
  • Health technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Private and public hospitals
  • Research centres and laboratories.

Programme Structure

What you'll learn

  • Apply general and discipline specified knowledge to the performance of laboratory medicine
  • The application of knowledge critically and ethically in the laboratory medicine setting
  • Obtain and critically appraise information from a range of resources applicable to the practice of medical science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


800 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 064464E 

Curtin University welcomes applications from International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma students. You’re eligible to apply to Curtin if you have:

  • achieved a full IB Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points in six subjects.
  • fulfilled Curtin University’s English proficiency requirements.
  • fulfilled the course prerequisite requirements, if applicable.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    36500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36500 AUD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Laboratory Medicine
Curtin University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!