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Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

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Want a career as a medical laboratory scientist and play a key role in the world of health science? The Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science prepares you for a career in this exciting field.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
4 years full-time
Course Code
AK3432
Study Mode
Online, In person
Intake Months
Feb
Domestic Fees
$7,353 per year / $29,412 total
International Fees
$38,819 per year / $155,276 total

About this course

Want a career as a medical laboratory scientist and play a key role in the world of health science? The Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science prepares you for a career in this exciting field.

As specialised health professionals, medical laboratory scientists provide information about a patient's state of health that is vital to the diagnosis of disease and monitoring of its treatment.

Through the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science you develop skills in accurate observation and the collection, recording and interpretation of test results. Once you have completed this degree and fulfilled requirements of the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand, you can register and practise as a medical laboratory scientist.

Entry requirements

  • University Entrance or equivalent including:
    • NCEA: 14 or more credits in each of Biology, Chemistry and Statistics
    • CIE: A D grade or better at AS or A level in each of Biology, Chemistry and Statistics
  • Must be capable of meeting Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) requirements including police clearance

International student entry requirements

Study locations

City Campus

Online

Career pathways

This degree prepares you for a career in a diagnostic laboratory. Registered medical laboratory scientists work in public hospitals and community laboratories doing diagnostic laboratory testing across all specialisations.

Other career paths include:

  • Diagnostic reagent manufacture
  • Laboratory management
  • Marketing of medical equipment and reagents

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