Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours)

Duration4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Next start termTerm 1, 2025
Study modeOn Campus
Course codeCL10
First-year fee
A$38,820 (Indicative)
Medical students working in a laboratory, with a student using a microscope in focus.


Gain an in-depth understanding of the theoretical and technical knowledge in the clinical disciplines of laboratory medicine for application in a diagnostic setting.

Whilst completing the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours), you will build technical and evaluative skills to assess and implement recommendations for best practice in patient testing, monitoring and education.

You will also develop an advanced level of communication skills to ensure positive interactions with both patients and other health professionals.

Through opportunities in professional practice, case-based studies and research projects, you will develop clinical decision-making and problem-solving abilities to enable you to successfully perform your duties as a medical laboratory scientist upon graduation.

  • Epaphras Massawe holding his diploma
    I really enjoyed networking during my work placement where I met a lot of people who had abundant experience in medical science. I learned a lot from them, and made many like-minded friends. What gives me the most satisfaction, is being able to participate in improving patient care.

    Epaphras Massawe

    Tanzania | Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours)

Career Opportunities

Completion of the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences (Honours) will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities as a Medical Laboratory Scientist. A Medical Laboratory Scientist is a health professional who conducts medical laboratory tests to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.

Structure & Availability

You are required to complete 30 core units and all professional placement requirements.

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1, 2023Rockhampton
Term 1, 2024Rockhampton
Term 1, 2025Rockhampton

Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.

Many units in the course have compulsory residential schools in Rockhampton to ensure students acquire the technical skills of the Medical Laboratory Scientist.

Learned Society - Australian Institute of Medical and Clinical Scientists (AIMS)

Please note that the accreditation body AIMS has changed their name to the Australian Institute of Medical and Clinical Scientists however the acronym remains unchanged. The handbook/website should say "The Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours) is fully accredited by the Australian Institute of Medical and Clinical Scientists until December 31st, 2025".
Specialised Work Integrated Learning - BMSC14004

200 hours of work placement. Student learning supported by clinical supervisors on-site and academics at CQUniversity

Advanced Work Integrated Learning - BMSC13012

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Work Integrated Learning - BMSC12005

180 hours of work placement. Student learning supported by clinical supervisors on-site and academics at CQUniversity


To be eligible

For your application to be considered, you must meet the following entry requirements.

During your study

While not needed to apply, you'll need to meet the following requirements throughout your studies. 

Fees & Scholarships

Course fees

Indicative First Year Fee

This is an approximate cost of enrolling in this course, shown in Australian dollars (A$), for one academic year and is based on a full-time study load (8 units over 2 terms). 

Your actual fees may vary, depending on the units that you select to study and your study load. Fees are reviewed each year and are subject to change.

International Course Fees

A scholarship can help with the costs involved with living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel, and more.

You may be eligible for a 25% international scholarship funded by the University.

We also offer other scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for the one that's right for you.

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In addition to your international course tuition fees, you must have sufficient funds to cover other study and living expenses. 

This will include costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), general living, etc.

Information about cost of living in Australia

Overseas Student Health Cover

How to apply

Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.