Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

Want a career as a medical laboratory scientist and play a key role in the world of health science? The Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science prepares you for a career in this exciting field.

As specialised health professionals, medical laboratory scientists provide information about a patient’s state of health that is vital to the diagnosis of disease and monitoring of its treatment.

Through the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science you 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.

Start date: 2019

Minimum entry requirements

English language requirements

  • At least IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent.

Required New Zealand school subjects

  • Biology, Chemistry, Statistics

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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.

Other career paths include:

  • Diagnostic reagent manufacture
  • Laboratory management
  • Marketing of medical equipment and reagents

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Quick facts
Programme code:
AK3432
Level:
7
Points:
480
Duration:
4 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

25 Feb 2019

  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.
  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.

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