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Faculty of Health

Medical Laboratory Science

Medical Laboratory Science prepares students to work in the diagnostic pathology fields.
Medical Laboratory Science students

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.

AIMS Accreditation

Our courses are nationally recognised and accredited with the Australian Institute of Medical and Clinical Scientists (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. 

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Placements will be undertaken in approved diagnostic and research laboratories in Darwin and remote and rural areas such as:

  • Royal Darwin Hospital & Palmerston Rural Hospital
  • Western Diagnostics
  • Australian Clinical Labs
  • Berrimah Veterinary Laboratory
  • NT Police Forensics
  • Menzies School of Health Research
  • Oz Pathology

and the option of undertaking placements interstate. 

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Career pathways

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.

Prize giving

The Faculty of Health 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.

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