Laboratory Medicine is an offshoot of a scientific profession. Those pursuing it are seeking careers as healthcare professionals who deal with prognosis and diagnosis of diseases by performing critical tests on blood, tissues and other fluids through lab tests. They play a crucial role in examining and giving relevant data and report which are used first hand by the physicians and specialists to determine appropriate treatment methods.
It trains individuals about the origin of the disease its onset and what is the optimum course one must take. This challenging career has several opportunities and is in high demand in the country. This course is accredited by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS) and can be your pathway for an impressive career into the world of pathology, diagnostic or research. With a degree in laboratory science you will be involved in tasks like patient welfare, giving optimum clinical support to doctors and specialists, management and treatment of disease, disease detection, research on cure and causes of diseases.
There is a big demand for this profession and due to skill shortage only a marginal number of places are filled each year in Australia. Medical laboratory scientist can aspire to gain employment as Biomedical Scientist, Pathologist, Medical Researcher and so on.Speak to Us at 0452 295 909
Bachelors in Laboratory Medicine
An undergraduate degree in Laboratory Medicine is a combination of practical sessions along with theoretical knowledge of the discipline. This blend prepares students for a successful career going forward. Theoretical components complemented with laboratory sessions and real life clinical case studies help you perfect your scientific knowledge and techniques and in turn prepares you for an efficient career ahead
Course duration: 4 years full time
- An academic IELTS score of overall 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0
- Completion of an appropriate high school qualification with majors in the field of science
- Requisite level of Mathematics
Masters in Laboratory Science
A Masters degree in this discipline covers most of the clinical aspects of this degree. A successful completion makes the students eligible to take the examination to become a prestigious member of Australian Institute of Medical Scientists(AIMS) once the required practical laboratory experience is completed. Students can also undertake more research and other postgraduate training leading to potential career options. Career options as laboratory scientists, pathologists, veterinary pathologists and jobs in diagnostic companies and medical service centres are abound.
Course duration: 2 years full time
- An academic IELTS score of overall 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0
- Completion of a bachelor qualification in the equivalent discipline (Laboratory Medicine, Biomedical or Biological Sciences, health science or Medicine)
For all international students aspiring to take up the course the following are required from their side to secure a student visa
- A valid passport for the duration of the study in Australia
- Unconditional offer letter from the university or institution
- Evidence of access to sufficient funds
- Proof of Overseas Student Health Cover
- Other relevant documents listed on the Department of Home Affairs visa checklist
Completion of this course from any one of the universities accredited by AIMS can lead to a positive Skill Assessment from the body. This occupation is listed on the MLTSSL (Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List) and one can qualify for Permanent Residency Visa specifically under Visa Subclass 189 with no requirement for state or regional area sponsoring.
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