You're considered an Australian student if you are any of the following:
Gain the skills and knowledge needed to work as an accredited medical scientist in diagnostic pathology, forensics or research.
You will graduate ready for a career in all areas of pathology, with training in biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, molecular pathology, haematology and histopathology.
You will also gain practical experience in our on-campus laboratories, and have the opportunity to practice these skills in real-world clinical settings when you complete industry placements locally, interstate or overseas.
12015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
UniSA offers the only laboratory medicine degree in South Australia that accredits graduates as medical scientists; we are also South Australia’s largest and most diverse provider of health industry graduates.
As a Laboratory Medicine student at UniSA you'll be taught by industry professionals. Our teachers have a very practical approach to learning, which means you’ll work on real-world projects and gain direct hands-on experience. We’ve also invested millions of dollars in new buildings and facilities, so you’ll use the latest technologies and learn in ultra-modern teaching spaces.
UniSA is Australia’s youngest university to receive five-stars in research1 and this excellence shines through our teaching. We are inspired by challenges and opportunities, and partner with local icons and international organisations to deliver impact and change.
12017 QS Stars Rankings
Medical scientists support clinicians in the diagnosis, management and treatment of disease, to conduct research into the causes and cures for disease, and to develop improved tests for disease detection.
Employment opportunities are diverse and you will be qualified to work in:
We are a globally connected university, our staff and students come from over 90 countries. We have more than 2,500 industry and professional relationships that support student internships, research and community engagement. Our students have had placements and internships with organisations like:
Are you after a career change or looking to upgrade your existing skills? Or perhaps you just have an interest in a particular subject area and want to further your experience, skills and knowledge. We offer a suite of short programs that will allow you to build your knowledge and skill set.
Designed in collaboration with expert academics, program content is industry-relevant and up-to-date. In the laboratory medicine area we offer the Professional Certificate in Practice Education.
Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine student Fiona shares her experience of her rural placement at SA Pathology in Whyalla, supported by UniSA’s Department of Rural Health.