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If you’re fascinated by disease processes and diagnosis, the Clinical Laboratory Science program at Murdoch University will give you the experience and analytical skills you need to succeed in medical diagnosis, medical research and other health-related fields.
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Explore medical technology and work in practical laboratories on campus to gain laboratory skills used to analyse, diagnose and research human diseases. You’ll examine disease processes and learn the technical skills you need to handle patient material collected in hospitals, doctor’s surgeries and even forensic investigations.

By the end of the Clinical Laboratory Science program at Murdoch University, you’ll be able to perform clinical testing and analyse and report results. 

Covering human biology, cell and molecular biology, molecular genetics, and a range of clinical laboratory disciplines including microbiology, immunology, biochemistry and haematology, this major (along with completion of one of the recommended double majors) will potentially help prepare you for a fourth year of study and a professional qualification in Laboratory Medicine.

Your future career

A major in Clinical Laboratory Science will give you opportunities to pursue a career health-related fields.

Careers could include:

  • Laboratory Technician
  • Technical Officer
  • Medical Researcher
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Research Scientist

You could work in medical research institutes, diagnostic pathology laboratories, biotechnology, the pharmaceutical industry, secondary or higher (university) education, medical scientific supply, or hospitals.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    72 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses nclude:

  • Introduction to the Human Body
  • Statistical Data Analysis
  • Foundations of Vertebrate Form and Function
  • Cell Biology
  • Foundations of 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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General Requirements

CRICOS Code: 079343B

  • Complete or incomplete official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion – both original and English translated versions
  • English Language Proficiency Document (if available)

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    33459 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33459 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use the university's Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

Living costs for Perth

  • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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