Course Description

In this course, you’ll explore the fascinating world of disease and develop skills in the handling of patient material, laboratory testing and analysing results in clinical areas such as haematology, immunology, microbiology, histopathology, molecular pathology and biochemistry.
Laboratory Medicine is a four-year course where you’ll complete a three year double major, with Clinical Laboratory Science and either Biomedical Science, Genetics and Molecular Biology, or Forensic Biology and Toxicology. Our degree is set up to meet national accreditation by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS) in order to ensure full professional recognition Australia-wide.
You will become familiar with the latest instrumentation as part of our extensive hands-on practical training, including industry placements within diagnostic pathology laboratories. You’ll learn from lecturers who are making a real-word impact with their research and have extensive experience in laboratory medicine. Murdoch has recently been ranked well above world standard in Clinical Sciences and Medical Microbiology and above world standard in Immunology and Genetics.
Upon graduation, you can pursue a range of roles including as a medical laboratory scientist in public or private diagnostic pathology, research scientist or a laboratory technician. You could also explore the fields of medical and life science research, marketing, media and academia, or take on further studies in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry and veterinary science.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

Murdoch Admission Information - Science
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Graduate Rating

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at Murdoch University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 74.0% (national average 67.0%)
Improved skills: 82.6% (national average 85.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 82.2% (national average 83.7%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Murdoch University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at Murdoch University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 57.4% (national average 57.2%)
Studying full time: 27.4% (national average 45.2%)
Median full time salary: $54,500 (national average $55,300)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.