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Laboratory Medicine

Bachelor of Science (Laboratory Medicine) - BSc(Curtin) - B-LABMED

Health Sciences

Medical scientists are vital members of the healthcare profession who perform clinical laboratory diagnostic procedures and conduct research essential for the diagnosis, treatment, understanding and prevention of disease.

This course offers exciting opportunities if you are seeking a challenging career as a professional medical scientist, and also provides an avenue to pursue a career in forensic laboratory science.

Your first year is interprofessional and taken with students from other health sciences degrees. The second year expands your knowledge of the cellular and tissue aspects of pathology, and the individual disciplines of laboratory medicine.

In your third and fourth years, you gain extensive field experience and focus on three of the following major disciplines: clinical biochemistry, diagnostic cytology, haematology and blood transfusion science, histopathology, diagnostic cytology, immunology, and medical microbiology.

You will gain practical experience in areas of medical science through completing a 28-week full-time clinical placement in a hospital or private pathology laboratory.

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Medical Scientist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Laboratory Worker
  • Medical Laboratory Technician

This course can help you become a Medical Scientist, Forensic Scientist, Laboratory Worker and Medical Laboratory Technician.


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Professional recognition

Australian Institute of Medical Scientists.

Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Health Sciences to discuss eligibility for credit for recognised learning.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Full Course Structure

Please refer to the Handbook's full course structure when enrolling.

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Entry requirements:

Indicative TER (ATAR)*: 70
STAT entry*: Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative
*What are Indicative TER (ATAR) and STAT Entry?

Indicative TER (ATAR)

This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.

STAT entry

The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Mature age entry:

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Essential WACE courses:

None

Desirable WACE courses:

At least Chemistry 3A/3B and Mathematics 3A/3B; and Human Biological Science 3A/3B or Biological Sciences 3A/3B

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course:

Where:

Bentley

When:

February

How:

Full-time or part-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Fees (indicative first year only):

Year Student type Cost
2015 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)?
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
$8,960*

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

 

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2015 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India/Pakistan 65%
Sri Lanka 6

Minimum academic entry requirements


Course prerequisites

Chemistry and/or mathematics are strongly recommended.

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course:

Where:

Bentley

When:

February

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Fees for 2015:

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $16,300
Indicative year 1 fee $32,000
Total indicative course fee $137,600
Indicative essential incidental course fee $160

*The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

2016 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India/Pakistan 65%
Sri Lanka 6

Minimum academic entry requirements


Course prerequisites

Chemistry, mathematics and human biological science or biological science are desirable.

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course:

Where:

Bentley

When:

February

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Fees for 2016:

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $16,800
Indicative year 1 fee $33,400
Total indicative course fee $144,000
Indicative essential incidental course fee $160

*The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

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This page was last updated on 06 August 2015

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