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Laboratory Medicine, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #230 (QS) ,
This Laboratory Medicine course from Curtin University teaches you about pathology (the origin, nature and course of disease) and the diagnosis of disease.


If you're seeking a challenging career as a professional medical scientist, this course offers exciting opportunities.

Your first year is interprofessional and taken with students from other health sciences degrees.

The second year expands your knowledge of the cellular and tissue aspects of pathology, and the individual disciplines of laboratory medicine.

In your third and fourth years, you gain extensive field experience and focus on three of the following major disciplines: clinical biochemistry, diagnostic cytology, haematology and blood transfusion science, histopathology, immunology, and medical microbiology.

Students gain practical experience in all areas of medical science through completion of 28 weeks of full-time clinical placement.

Why study the Laboratory Medicine course from Curtin University

  • Choose from six major areas of specialisation.
  • Learn in high-quality laboratories and facilities.
  • Accredited by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists.
  • Includes 28-weeks of professional practice in a diagnostic pathology laboratory.

Career information

  • Medical Scientist


Professionally recognised by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    800 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biological Chemistry 
  • Introduction to Chemistry 
  • Human Structure and Function 
  • Foundations for Professional Health Practice 
  • Foundations of Biomedical Science 
  • Introduction to Biological Chemistry 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

CRICOS code: 064464E

  • An Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 70 or equivalent
  • English Language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35300 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35300 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Commonwealth supported: $9,560


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