Clinical Laboratory Science is concerned with the application of medical technologies to testing of clinical specimens and provides an excellent foundation for a career in medical diagnosis, medical research or other health-related fields. 


This major will suit students who are intrigued by medical technology and laboratory diagnosis, and wish to perform scientific testing. The major builds on a general introduction to human biology, cell biology and molecular biology to cover a range of clinical laboratory disciplines including haematology, microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, histopathology and diagnostic genomics.

Students will obtain a broad knowledge of disease processes as well as technical skills in the handling of patient material, clinical testing and the analysis and troubleshooting of results. The major provides extensive exposure to the underlying principles involved in the measurement of clinical parameters.

Students successfully completing Clinical Laboratory Science as a double major with either Biomedical Science, Molecular Biology or Forensic Biology and Toxicology, can gain entry into a fourth year of study incorporating clinical practicum experiences leading to a full qualification in Laboratory Medicine

Clinical Laboratory Science graduates are employed in hospitals, medical research institutes, universities, government/health agencies and the private sector in a range of roles including medical researcher, medical biotechnologist, and laboratory technician. This course also acts as a foundation for allied careers in health administration, medical sales and marketing, scientific media, and academia, plus is an excellent springboard into postgraduate studies in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry and veterinary science.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

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

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Building Blocks for Science Students
  • What is Science?
  • Introduction to the Human Body - 3 points
  • Statistical Data Analysis
  • Foundations of Vertebrate Form and Function
  • Cell Biology
  • Foundations of Chemistry 
  • Psychology: Measurement, Design and Analysis
  • Introduction to Research Methodology and Evidence Based Practice
  • Haematology 
  • Molecular Biology 
  • Medical Immunology and Molecular Genetics 

                  English Language Requirements

                  You only need to take one of these language tests:

                  • Minimum required score:


                    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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                  • 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

                  • A-Level/STPM: At least 7 points over the best 2 or 3 subjects at H2 level
                  • WAUPP: CPS of at least 54
                  • International Baccalaureate (IB)Full IB Diploma awarded, score of at least 25
                  • Australian ATAR: An Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 70.00 or greater (indicative)
                  • Indonesian SMU3Score of 8
                  • For Diploma and post-secondary graduates: Successful completion of your Diploma or other recognised post-secondary qualification will usually allow you to direct entry to those Murdoch University programs that have standard entry requirements. 
                  • Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion.
                  • ATAR results.
                  • STAT Test results.
                  • English Language Proficiency Document (if available).

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                        Tuition Fee

                        • International

                          32803 AUD/year
                          Tuition Fee
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                        Living costs for Perth

                        • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
                          Living Costs

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


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