University of South Australia (UniSA)

Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine (Honours) (IHBL)

University of South Australia (UniSA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00121B

The Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine (Honours) prepares students for a career in all areas of pathology, with training in biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, molecular pathology, haematology and histopathology. Students gain practical experience in on-campus laboratories, and have the opportunity to practice these skills in real-world clinical settings when they complete industry experience across the third and fourth years of the degree. The honours component focuses on research training in which students complete research preparation and project courses in their fourth year.


  • 144 units
  • 8 units toward a research or technical paper undertaken in the fourth year of the program.


  • Laboratory Medicine

Standard entry requirements

  • Qualify for South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) with competitive ATAR
  • Or complete secondary education equivalent to SACE
  • Complete International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Complete or partially complete higher education program
  • Complete four Open Universities Australia courses at undergraduate level or above
  • Qualify for special entry
  • Complete an award from a registered training organisation at Diploma level or above
  • Complete a Foundation Studies program
  • And meet any pre-requisite and academic requirements. International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained the required standards prior to admission.


Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists (AACB). The program is fully accredited by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS), and graduates are entitled to Graduate Membership of the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists. Graduates are also eligible for membership of the Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM).

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City East International: $143,600 No

Further information

Students undertaking activities where interaction with the public is required must obtain a current National Police Clearance and a Current National Criminal History Record Check (Child-Related Clearance) from the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI). This certificate is valid for the duration of the program.

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