Medical Science (with specialisations), M.Sc. | Online | Charles Sturt University | Australia
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Medical Science (with specialisations)

18 months
31760 AUD/year
28800 AUD/year
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Advance your medical knowledge at the cutting edge of science and technology with the Medical Science (with specialisations) program from Charles Sturt University. Medical science is evolving constantly, with new technologies and tools offering ongoing innovation and capability-building towards patient diagnosis.   


The Medical Science (with specialisations) program from Charles Sturt University is the platform for you to deepen your research or specialist expertise across medical science – developing your integrated understanding of underlying scientific concepts and research advances. 

You'll develop detailed knowledge and understanding in your chosen specialisation, in line with the skills necessary for a range of career opportunities. If you work as a medical laboratory scientist, you can also elect to complete the Pathology specialisation.

The diversity of subjects available means you can undertake studies in human resource management and assimilation of scientific and clinical information, as well as specific discipline knowledge, through independent reading, research methodology and research expertise. 

You can elect to exit the course following completion of the first four subjects with the Graduate Certificate in Medical Science or Graduate Certificate in Medical Science (Pathology). You may also elect to exit following completion of the first eight subjects with the Graduate Diploma of Medical Science or Graduate Diploma of Medical Science (Pathology).

Complete a dissertation in one of a wide variety of study areas, including haematology, immunology and immunohaematology; molecular biology and genetics and medical microbiology (including virology and parasitology); medical and clinical biochemistry; histopathology and cytology; laboratory quality management; and neuroscience and neurophysiology. Other topics in line with your interests can also be considered, depending on the availability of supervisory expertise.

Career opportunities

Apply your advanced skills to progress your areas of specialisation across pathology, clinical physiology and biomedical research. Within clinical physiology you'll provide expertise in hospitals and healthcare facilities to examine and monitor human physiological systems, such as respiratory, nervous and cardiac systems; and to diagnose physiological disorders and long-term illnesses.

As a specialist in biomedical research you’ll combine science and technology to undertake and improve investigations and analysis relating to the human body and develop models and solutions to improve medical and health outcomes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Processes of Pathology
  • Molecular Pathology
  • Research Methods in Health Science 
  • Integrated Medical Laboratory Science
  • Laboratory Quality Control  
  • Reflecting on Health Care Systems
  • Management and Leadership of Health and Aged Care Services

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS 00005F 

  • This course is available to applicants who hold either a 3 or 4 year undergraduate bachelor degree in a relevant area. 
  • Applicants intending to complete the pathology specialisation will be required to have a minimum of 2 years full-time employment as a medical laboratory scientist (or equivalent).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31760 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31760 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    28800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28800 AUD per year during 18 months.


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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