Medical Laboratory Science prepares students to work in the diagnostic pathology fields.
Graduate as a medical scientist and be responsible for analysing patient samples, assist with disease diagnosis and ensure suitable treatments. You may also choose to complete a PhD and segue into research.
We have a long association with Menzies School of Health Research, one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes, and the region attracts many high achieving scientists.
Our courses are nationally recognised and accredited with the Australian Institute of Medical Science (AIMS). During your course, you'll receive a free AIMS student membership which gives you access to AIMS resources and networks. Additionally, you will have a qualification that will allow you to work internationally.
Placements will be undertaken in approved diagnostic and research laboratories in Darwin and remote and rural areas such as:
Our graduates find employment in diagnostic pathology, research, forensic science as well as health management, public health departments, education institutes and the pharmaceutical industry. We also support structured progression into other professional training, such as medicine and physiotherapy.
The College awards prizes to the highest achieving students in the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science. We look forward to celebrating with students at our annual prize giving ceremony.
Scholarships are available in many categories. Some scholarships give the opportunity to participate in paid work experience during semester breaks.
Scholarships are open to all students currently enrolled at CDU or have applied for a place at CDU.
The scholarships finder will help you find scholarships where you may be eligible for. Please ensure you check the criteria for each scholarship before applying.