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Diagnostic Pathology 

University of Canberra

Master Online Blended
24 months
39000 AUD/year
26400 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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If you’re a medical scientist or currently working in medical diagnostics and contemplating a move into pathology, then the two-year Master of Diagnostic Pathology from University of Canberra will provide you with the industry-centred study options and training necessary to specialise in medical laboratory science.   

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You’ll take part in a semester-long Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement in an accredited pathology laboratory and will also undertake an individual research project in an area of relevance to you and your future career aspirations. 

You’ll graduate having made solid connections with potential healthcare employers, and ready to take your next career steps working in a hospital or private pathology lab, blood transfusion service, public health lab, university research lab or in private enterprise.

Study a Master of Diagnostic Pathology at University of Canberra and you will:

  • develop an advanced level of knowledge and skills in diagnostic testing relevant to haematology, tissue processing and microtomy, medical microbiology, blood transfusion and other disciplines
  • have an advanced knowledge of the use of quality systems in the clinical laboratory, the metabolism and functions of common hormones and electrolytes, and pathophysiological alterations pertinent to human biochemistry
  • describe the cellular and molecular mechanisms of genetic modification and relate these to the generation of genetic diversity and disorders
  • have an advanced knowledge of point-of-care testing and its applications in disease screening and monitoring at the point of patient care and beyond
  • understand how to safely and appropriately collect a range of biological specimens for analysis including, but not limited to, blood and urine.

Career opportunities

  • Medical laboratory scientist
  • Laboratory technical officer
  • Research scientist
  • Medical product manufacturer
  • Pharmaceutical product manufacturer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Planning
  • Haematology
  • Histology 
  • Research Project in Health 
  • Clinical Chemistry 
  • Endocrinology and Tumour Markers 
  • Transfusion Science 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




48 alternative credits


Blended, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Hold a bachelor degree in medical science, or related discipline, with a credit or higher average
  • Hold a bachelor degree in medical science, or related discipline and have a minimum of two years relevant work experience
  • Hold a completed graduate certificate or graduate diploma in diagnostic pathology.
CRICOS Code: 087837B 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39000 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    26400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26400 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Diagnostic Pathology
University of Canberra


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