Associate Degree in Medical Laboratory Science

University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

This two year degree will prepare you to become an entry level medical laboratory technician and gain employment in the expanding pathology industry, working in hospital and private pathology laboratories.In this program, you will learn to use modern laboratory equipment to perform medical laboratory tests on blood and other bodily fluids and tissues, which assist clinicians in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases and clinical disorders. As a graduate of this program, you will receive full credit towards the Bachelor of Biomedical Science which you can complete with only one additional year of study, further expanding your career opportunities.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Recommended prior study; English; Maths A, B or C; at least one science subject (preferably Chemistry)


192 units; 16 subjects: 8 introductory subjects, 8 advanced subjects.

Subjects you can Study:

Medical laboratory science

Study Pathways:

Completion of the course offers guaranteed entry to the Bachelor of Biomedical Science at USC. Entry to other courses may be possible in consultation with the faculty.

Related Careers:

Laboratory Worker,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
USC Sunshine Coast No info Yes Part time 4 years
USC Sunshine Coast No info Yes Full time 2 years
USC is one of Australia's fastest growing regional universities, and at just over 20 years of age is one of the world's top 150 young universities.

USC offers flexible study options across more than 120 programs at a network of teaching locations between Brisbane and the Fraser Coast. Our approach to learning is hands on, with innovative facilities and excellent staff-to-student ratios. Students consistently rate USC as one of the best universities in Australia for teaching quality and overall student experience.

USC's international reputation for research is growing every year, with 14 research fields now rated at world standard or above. Leading research areas include environmental science and management, nursing and health sciences, biological sciences, ecology, agricultural and veterinary sciences, fisheries science and clinical sciences.

USC is committed to unlocking the innovation, productivity and full human potential of our regions, and to working with government, industry and community to encourage prosperity in a knowledge-driven world.

Provider CRICOS: 01595D

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