Student Profile – Tony Cole
A clinical placement as part of his AUT degree was the first step towards a fulfilling job at LabPLUS, says AUT Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science graduate Tony Cole. Read more of Tony’s story.
You will develop skills in accurate observation and the collection, recording and interpretation of test results. Once you have completed this degree and fulfilled requirements of the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand, you can register and practise as a medical laboratory scientist.
Programme code: AK3432
Duration: 4 years full-time / equivalent part-time
Venue: City Campus (some papers may be taken at North Campus)
Fees: General Course fees and Additional fees
Start date: 17 July 2017, 26 Feb and 16 July 2018
AUT encourages early application. This programme will remain open until all places have been filled.
Below is a summary only. For a comprehensive overview of this qualification, please refer to the Academic calendar.
HEAL506 Knowledge, Enquiry and Communication
CHEM502 Biological Chemistry
CHEM501 Principles of Chemistry
MELS501 Histology and Cytology
HEAL505 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
HEAL609 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL501 Biological Sampling and Interpretation
Papers cover the areas of biochemistry, genetics, clinical chemistry, haematology, medical microbiology, immunology and virology, transfusion science and molecular genetics:
MELS601 Clinical Chemistry I
MELS602 Haematology I
MELS607 Medical Microbiology I
MELS605 Immunology and Virology
MELS606 Transfusion Science I
GENE701 Molecular Genetics
You study two medical laboratory science specialisation subjects in more depth, along with pathology, methods of research and professional practice and ethics. Specialisations can be chosen from: Clinical Chemistry, Haematology, Histology, Immunology, Medical Cytology, Medical Microbiology and Transfusion Science (not all are offered every year).
Year 3 papers:
MELS603 Pathology I
MELS604 Pathology II
HEAL610 Methods of Research and Enquiry
HEAL708 Professional Practice and Ethics
Plus select two specialising areas from the seven areas listed below:
Depending on your specialisation, you complete four papers from the following:
MELS601 Clinical Chemistry I
MELS702 Clinical Chemistry III
MELS703 Haematology II
MELS704 Haematology III
MELS705 Immunology II
MELS706 Immunology III
MELS719 Medical Microbiology II
MELS720 Medical Microbiology III
MELS707 Transfusion Science II
MELS708 Transfusion Science III
MELS710 Medical Cytology
This degree prepares you for a career in a diagnostic laboratory. Registered medical laboratory scientists work in public hospitals and community laboratories doing diagnostic laboratory testing across all specialisations.
Last updated: 22-May-2017 3.22pm
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.