Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





4 years full-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$9,359.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Entry requirements


OP 2019


Rank 2019 (more)

OR VET qualification


Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2


  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

  • Maths B (4SA)
  • One of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (4SA)

OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.


For the award of Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMedLabSc), you must successfully complete 320 credit points, made up of the core courses AND

  • 10 credit points of Free-choice electives.

Other program requirements

You must successfully complete:

  • no more than 120 credit points of Level 1 courses (the first digit of a course code denotes the level);
  • at least 60 credit points of Level 3 courses or higher.

This degree/s may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur and will appear below the conferral date of the award.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.

Note: Students must check the prerequisite and incompatible requirements before selecting any course within this program.

Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 1001MSC Chemistry of Biological Systems I  10
Tri 2,3 1205MED Health Challenges for the 21st Century  10
Tri 2 1014MSC Cells, Tissues and Regulation  10
Tri 2 1016MSC Anatomy and Physiology Systems I  10
Tri 3 1005MSC Genes and Disease  10
Tri 3 1017MSC Anatomy and Physiology Systems II  10
Tri 3 1015MSC Chemistry of Biological Systems II  10
Tri 3 1002MSC Introduction to Biomedical Data Analysis  10

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2012AHS Integrated Systems Physiology  10
Tri 1 2005MSC Biochemistry  10
Tri 1 1003MSC Introduction to Clinical Pathology  10
Tri 1 2000MSC Molecular Genetics  10
Tri 2 2007MSC Microbiology  10
Tri 2 2003MSC Fundamentals of Microbiology  10
Tri 2 2002MSC Pathophysiology  10
Tri 2 2009MSC Haematology I  10
Tri 2   Free-choice elective  10

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 3020MSC Molecular Diagnostics  10
Tri 1 3006MSC Clinical Microbiology  10
Tri 1 3007MSC Histology  10
Tri 1 3004MSC Immunology  10
Tri 2 3011MSC Transfusion Science  10
Tri 2 3008MSC Histopathology  10
Tri 2 3009MSC Haematology II  10
Tri 2 3012MSC Clinical Biochemistry  10

Year 4

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 4001MSC Clinical Placement I  20
Tri 1 4002MSC Clinical Placement II  20
Tri 2 3002MSC Pharmacology  10
Tri 2 3022MSC Molecular Medicine  10
Tri 2 4004MSC Clinical Laboratory Discipline Based Project  20

You may select free-choice electives from the list below or any Undergraduate free-choice elective offered across the University provided pre-requisites are met. If you require guidance please liaise with your Program Director.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 or 3 2043MKT Entrepreneurship and New Business Ventures (Tri 1: NA,OL; Tri 2: SB,GC; Tri 3: NA,GC) 10
Tri 2 3002LFC Community Internship  10
Tri 2 3205MED Healthcare Systems  10
Tri 2,3 3029MKT Self-Marketing  10
Tri 2,3 2004MSC Pathology Techniques  10
Tri 3 3001MSC Science of Infection Control  10
Tri 3 3100AFE Engaging with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Business Communities  10
Tri 3 3025MSC Essential Skills for the New Health Professional  10