Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours)

James Cook University (JCU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

This program introduces students to the study of the normal functioning of the human body and to the pathological processes that occur in the diseased state. The first three years focuses on the core components of biomedical sciences. The study of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry leads to more detailed examination of immunology, clinical biochemistry, pathobiology, haematology, microbiology and histology/cytology. The course also covers the core professional principles of laboratory management and quality assurance.


96 credit points.


  • Medical laboratory science

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • English (Unit 3/4,C), chemistry (Units 3/4,C), mathematical methods (Units 3/4,C). Recommended: biology, health, physical education or physics (Units 3/4,C). Students must also meet the requirements for clinical placement: immunisation
  • Current Queensland First Aid and CPR certificates
  • Suitability to Work with Children Card (Blue Card)
  • Australian Federal Police check.


Australian Institute of Medical Scientists

Study pathways


Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Townsville International: $137,920 No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 4
  • Part-time : 8

Further information

If students identify as Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, JCU can assist students in their pursuit of a health career through the Indigenous Health Careers Access Program (IHCAP). International student visa-holders must not enrol in more than a third of the total credit points for the course in online, distance or external study.

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