University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ)

Associate Degree of Medical Laboratory Science

University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00244B

Learn how to examine blood samples to assist in identifying diseases such as anaemia and leukaemia, as well as how to perform blood grouping for patients requiring a transfusion. Develop the skills required for processing patient tissue samples to assist the diagnosis of diseases such as cancer. Learn how to use state of the art methods to assist the diagnosis of the causes of infectious diseases like pneumonia and meningitis, and blood and wound infections. Medical laboratory technicians and technical officers form a critical part of the health team supporting medical scientists, pathologists, doctors, nurses and associated health professionals by performing analyses on patient specimens, to provide information that is vital in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of human disease.


16 units of study, including 8 core courses, 8 medical lab science courses, and 39 days of clinical placement

Standard entry requirements

ATAR Assumed knowledge: English and General Mathematics. Recommended prior study: either Biology, Chemistry, or Science subject, or equivalent. Additional requirements apply in to meet the physical and other requirements of professional experience placements within the degree.

Study pathways

After completing the Associate Degree of Medical Laboratory Science, you have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science.

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