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Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
4 years
Start date: 24-February-2020
Campus:
Auckland University of Technology
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Course details

Summary

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.

Career opportunities:

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

Entry criteria

All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance:

NCEA: 14 or more credits in each of Biology, Chemistry and Statistics
CIE: A D grade or better at AS or A level in each of Biology, Chemistry and Statistics

Must be capable of meeting Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) requirements including police clearance

English Language Requirements:

At least IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.

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