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This program is made in consultation with professors and managers in pathology and research labs, so students will acquire advanced knowledge of the most recent diagnostic techniques used in those configurations. During the application, students will tackle practical classes in QUT's stateoftheart laboratories and will gain extensive experience with tools, techniques and instruments used each day in industry and research. As a member of professional development, throughout the last year, the students will undertake 1 semester of work integrated learning at which they will interact directly with, and be mentored by, practising medical scientists or clinical researchers. Students may also find a way to perform part of their work positioning in regional Australia or an worldwide lab.
Graduates are immediately eligible for graduate membership with the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists. Depending on students' clinical field (s) of employment, they might be eligible to apply for registration of different professional organisations, such as the Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists, Australian Society of Microbiology, Australian Society of Cytology, Human Genetics Society of Australasia, Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand, Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion and Australian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.
- Year 12 or equivalent
- Assumed knowledge: English, or Literature, or English and Literature, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
- Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C) and Chemistry (Units 3 & 4, C).