Laboratory Medicine (Diploma of Health Sciences)

Find a career with purpose. Learn to analyse body fluids and tissues to support the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

Key Information

Duration

Stage 1: 2-3 Trimesters (8-12 months)

Stage 2: 2 Semesters (12 months)

Intake dates

Stage 1: February, June, October

Stage 2: February

Campus location

Curtin Bentley

Fees

Stage 1 = $15,600 ($1,950 per unit)

Stage 2 = $16,400 ($2,050 per unit)

FEE-Help available

 

Domestic International

Fees

Stage 1 = $25,000 ($3,125 per unit)

Stage 2 = $36,500 ($4,562.50 per unit)

FEE-Help available

Course overview

A study path for the curious

Laboratory Medicine is divided into six major areas of study: clinical biochemistry, haematology and blood transfusion serology, histopathology, diagnostic cytology, medical microbiology, medical biotechnology and immunology.

All disciplines involve the study, examination and analysis of body fluids and tissues to provide information essential for the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Leading to:

Bachelor of Science (Laboratory Medicine)

Careers include

  • Biotechnologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Veterinary Pathologist
  • Biomedical Scientist

Diploma of Health Sciences Units (Stage 1)

CRICOS Code 087942A

Students must complete the following core units and one elective.

  • Academic Communication Skills
  • Academic Research and Writing
  • Essential Mathematics
  • Human Biology
  • Studies in Society
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Skills

  • Management
  • Marketing

Diploma of Health Sciences Units (Stage 2)

CRICOS Code 087942A

Students must complete the following core units with a Course Weighted Average of 60%.


Semester 1
 

Code

Title

FBP1004

Foundations of Bioscience Practice

HSF1000

Human Structure and Function

FCB1007

Fundamentals of Chemistry for Biosciences

FBS1000*

Foundations of Biomedical Science*

 

Semester 2

Code

Title

EPD1001

Foundations of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

ICHB1006

Indigenous Cultures and Health Behaviours

ISA1001S

Integrated Systems, Anatomy & Physiology

MGB1000*

Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology*

*Service Taught Units are units where Curtin College students join Curtin UNiversity students in the same classroom. Such units are taught by university staff and Curtin College students will be enrolled as Curtin University students. Curtin University Policies and Processes will apply to these units.