24 months
28794 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Laboratory Medicine course at University of Tasmania will provide you with the theoretical and practical skills necessary for employment as a Medical Laboratory Scientist in medical pathology laboratories or other diagnostic laboratories (Professional Experience Sequence), and to provide relevant research experience (Research Sequence). 

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The Laboratory Medicine course at University of Tasmania provides a formal qualification in Laboratory Medicine for those with an undergraduate background in science or health science.

The Master of Laboratory Medicine will provide experience in research, and is a potential pathway for students to enter postgraduate research degrees.

Career outcomes

Students will gain knowledge and a variety of skills in Laboratory Medicine professional areas such as: clinical chemistry, endocrinology, haematology, blood transfusion science, histopathology, medical microbiology, human molecular biology, and immunology. A Medical Scientist carries out laboratory investigations which assist in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

There are various career options open to biomedical and medical laboratory scientists, especially in hospital clinical and pathology laboratories, private pathology services, blood transfusion services, veterinary pathology laboratories and public health laboratories. Other areas of employment are found in universities and diagnostic companies.

Some students will be prepared to undertake further postgraduate training in biomedical research, leading to potential career options in research organisations.


The Master of Laboratory Medicine (Professional Experience Sequence) is accredited by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Haematology 
  • General and Medical Microbiology
  • Clinical Chemistry 
  • Histopathology
  • Human Molecular Biology
  • Cell and Molecular Biochemistry
  • Clinical Chemistry 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

It is recommended that students living overseas should apply at least 3 months prior to semester start date and on-shore students apply no less than one month prior to semester start date.


200 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 093656A 

  • Successful completion of a first degree in Biochemistry or a Medical Science, Health Science, Science or other related discipline, with a credit average, including studies of Biochemistry/Physiology at second year and some first or second year Immunology and Microbiology.
  • Students may have undertaken Immunology or Microbiology in an undergraduate degree program at either first or second year, depending on the nature of the program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28794 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57589 AUD for the full programme during 24 months.

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee and is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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