Course Description

In medical laboratories all around the world, bright minds are helping to diagnose and track the treatment of human disease – and bring new discoveries to light. This course gives you the chance to join their ranks.

Formerly known as The Bachelor of Biomedical Science, the newly titled Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine is the perfect degree for anyone looking to work in specialised medical or pathology laboratories. This degree is professionally accredited by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS), so employers will recognise that graduates from the course have been specifically trained for the industry – and are ready to be employed as medical scientists.

The three and half year course consists of six semesters of on-campus study, plus a seventh semester of clinical placement in an accredited lab in Australia.

This program is structured to build your knowledge in chemistry, anatomy, physiology, histology, immunology, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, haematology, clinical biochemistry and medical microbiology.

With this knowledge, you'll be ready to work in diagnostic pathology or medical research laboratories, and start making your own contributions to the medical science field.

Tuition Fees

International Students: $32,450 per year full-time


3.5 years full time,

Starting dates


Graduate Rating

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

Teaching quality: 78.1% (national average 67.0%)
Improved skills: 90.3% (national average 85.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 87.8% (national average 83.7%)

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

Employment Outcomes

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

Employed full time: 46.0% (national average 57.2%)
Studying full time: 47.4% (national average 45.2%)
Median full time salary: $58,800 (national average $55,300)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

University of Tasmania Code: 53G

Entry Requirements

If you're interested in studying the Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine, you will need to meet the following requirements:

If you've just finished school

To be considered for this course you will need an ATAR score of 75 or higher, and have completed the following pre-requisite units:

  • Chemistry at TQA3 level (CHM315109) or equivalent
  • Maths Applied (MTA315109), Maths Methods (MTM315109) or Maths Specialised (MTS315109) at TQA3 level, or equivalent

If you meet the minimum ATAR, but haven't completed the Chemistry and Mathematics pre-requisite units, you can complete the