Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

Medical scientists perform diagnostic tests of blood, tissues and other bodily fluids to help doctors diagnose diseases such as glandular fever, diabetes, swine flu and even cancer. Medical scientists can also recommend treatment options and help manage clinical trials.In this degree, you will develop the knowledge and skills to work as a medical scientist. In your first year, you will take courses in chemistry, cell biology, anatomy and physiology. You will learn about the body's structure, how it functions under normal circumstances and general health challenges. From your second year, you will start to focus on specialist courses in medical laboratory science and learn how the body functions under diseased conditions.In your fourth year, you will gain more in-depth knowledge of medical laboratory science and undertake full-time clinical placements in each of the areas of medical science.Honours is available through an additional year of study.


  • Anatomy and Physiology Systems I
  • Anatomy and Physiology Systems II
  • Biochemistry
  • Cells, Tissues and Regulation
  • Chemistry of Biological Systems I
  • Chemistry of Biological Systems II
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Clinical Laboratory Discipline Based Project
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Clinical Placement I
  • Clinical Placement II
  • Fundamentals of Microbiology
  • Genes and Disease
  • Haematology I
  • Haematology II
  • Health Challenges for the 21st Century
  • Histology
  • Histopathology
  • Immunology
  • Integrated Systems Physiology
  • Introduction to Biomedical Data Analysis
  • Introduction to Clinical Pathology
  • Language and Communication for Health
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Standard pathway with 80 credit points of advanced standing
  • Transfusion Science


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast Campus International: $140,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years

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