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Join one of the largest sectors of healthcare professionals
Medical scientists are the key people working behind the scenes performing diagnostic tests that help doctors diagnose diseases. Every facet of healthcare is influenced by diagnostics in some way, including areas such as pharmaceutical, technology development, patient management, and more, and medical scientists can also recommend treatment options and help manage clinical trials.
Griffith is your best choice to build your career in this field, with our graduates highly regarded for their knowledge and skills. In gaining your Bachelor of Medical Science, you'll become trained in a wide range of high tech diagnostic tools and gain extensive hands-on experience by working with experienced clinicians during clinical placements in healthcare facilities.
Study medical diagnostics at Griffith
Prepare for a challenging career as a professional medical scientist
Modern medicine is enhanced enormously by the insights into the human body that a wide range of high tech diagnostic tools provide.
When you study for a Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science at Griffith, you'll learn how every facet of healthcare is influenced by diagnostics — including pharmaceutical and technology development, patient management and more.
This degree will prepare you to work with top biomedical companies in positions that will transform healthcare. You'll also be prepared for advancement and management positions within the field.
Hands-on clinical placements
You'll complete extensive laboratory work and clinical placement time, starting with 80 hours in Year 1 and growing to 400 hours, comprising your entire first semester in Year 4 and covering all areas of medical laboratory science and a research project. It's all highly hands-on.
Technology will be integral to your learning, whether it's in our ultra-modern laboratory spaces or through 3D virtual reality simulation on mobile devices.
You'll have the opportunity to undertake placements interstate or overseas in public hospitals, private clinics and veterinary labs.
You'll be accredited in Australia with the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists and internationally through the UK's Institute of Biomedical Science, and be ready to enter the workforce as soon as you graduate.
Griffith Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science
As a successful Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science graduate, Janelle was employed before she had graduated. 'I am now a scientist at Redland Hospital in the medical lab doing blood tests and other biochemistry analysis. It's a lot of fun and hard work but I really enjoy it.'
Exceptional employment success rates
Almost all Griffith graduates are employed before graduation or enrol in further postgraduate study, once they complete their clinical placements and degree
It's anticipated that future Griffith medical diagnostics graduates will be met with a similar demand for their services, due to the continuing growth of the healthcare sector and a shortage of highly-skilled medical scientists.
Medical scientists work in a variety of fields including:
- Disease prevention, management and control
- Human and animal health care
- Drug development and evaluation
- Nutrition and cosmetics
- Forensic science
Potential employers include:
- Public and private hospitals
- Red Cross
- QML Pathology
- Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology
- Mater Hospitals and Health Services
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