Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science

With the Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science you gain specialist skills in a chosen field of medical laboratory science, and learn to apply contemporary theory to current practice.

Medical laboratory scientists are facing new challenges as technologies evolve and diagnostic services change. Top-level evaluative and management skills are in demand along with specialised skills in research and development. The Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science prepares you for the challenges and opportunities ahead.

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 120 points.

You can follow either a management or a specialist scientist pathway.

Complete the following papers

And either

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 this paper:

And one paper from:

Or

Management pathway

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

One paper from:

And three papers from:

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1027
Level:
8
Points:
120
Duration:
1 year full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

24 Feb 2020

13 Jul 2020

Fees:
Domestic
$8,711
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2020. 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 2020, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$38,419
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2020. 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 2020, 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.

Scholarships at AUT

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.