The Master in Laboratory Medicine comprises of core units and an elective. Core units include diagnostic haematology, pathology, clinical chemistry, bacteriology, mycology, virology and parasitology and transfusion. You will undertake two professional placements in diagnostic, forensic and world leading research laboratories within Darwin.
A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 160 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.
||Compulsory Core units totalling 80 credit points as per the list of units detailed below:
MLS101 Haematology 1
SBI284 Histology and Histochemistry*
PHA214 Biotechnology and Pharmacogenomics
MLS500 Anatomical Pathology
MLS502 Diagnostic Haematology
MLS511 Clinical Chemistry
MLS512 Mycology, Virology & Parasitology
PHM526 Research Design (added from 2021)
PHM527 Research, Ethics and Impact (added from 2021)
MLS600 Professional Placement 1 (20cp)
MLS610 Professional Placement 2 (20cp)
From 2021 the following units are no longer required - see transition arrangements below:
MLS245 Medical Biochemistry* (no longer required)
PHM553 Biostatistics (no longer required)
||Specialist Elective units totalling 10 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below:
PHM516 Indigenous Health
PHM523 Health Promotion
PHM519 Clinical Trials and Other Intervention Studies (replaces PHM524 from 2021)
PHM592 Global Health
||Total Credit Points
Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
*Due to existing pre-requisite requirements, students in the SMLSC1 will need to seek manual enrolment for SBI284 and MLS245 by submitting a Special Enrolment eForm.
2021 Course Changes and Transition Arrangements
MLS245 Medical Biochemistry has been removed from the course structure. Students that have completed MLS245 need to contact the course coordinator for progression advice.
PHM553 Biostatistics has been removed from the course structure. Students that have completed PHM553 can count this as a specialist elective unit. Students who have already completed a specialist elective unit should contact the course coordinator for progression advice.
PHM526 Research Design and PHM527 Research, Ethics and Impact have been added and are required core units.