Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science

Gain specialist skills in a chosen field of medical laboratory science, and learn to apply contemporary theory to current practice with the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science.

Early detection technology is advancing rapidly. Medical laboratory scientists are facing new challenges as technologies evolve and diagnostic services change. The Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science prepares you for these challenges.

This programme is open to all medical laboratory scientists (New Zealand registration and practising certificate are required). There's an opportunity to follow either a management or a specialised scientist pathway.

Start date: 2020

Minimum entry requirements

An applicant must:

  • Have completed the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science, or equivalent
  • Be registered as a Medical Laboratory Scientist with the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand (MSCNZ)
  • Hold a current Practising Certificate as a Medical Laboratory Scientist, issued by the MSCNZ

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

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

English language requirements

This is a coursework programme with papers drawn from those in the Master of Medical Laboratory Science. You complete advanced-level papers to make up a total of 60 points.

Follow either a management or a specialist scientist pathway

Specialist Scientist pathway

Graduates gain the ability to plan and execute laboratory-based research and critically analyse the efficiency and accuracy of existing laboratory techniques in the context of patient care.

Complete two papers from:

Or

Management pathway

Graduates gain the ability to critically analyse strategic and operational processes and examine the evidential base underpinning health policy development.

Complete four papers from:

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1026
Level:
8
Points:
60
Duration:
0.5 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

24 Feb 2020

Fees:
Domestic
$4,270
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a workload of 60 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$18,650
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a workload of 60 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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