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Study Laboratory Medicine at UniSA

Prepare for a rewarding career in pathology and diagnostics, and a chance to positively influence the welfare of patients. You’ll work to solve today and tomorrow’s health issues and build your skills through exciting placement opportunities. As a graduate, you’ll support clinicians in the diagnosis, management and treatment of disease and work in a variety of settings including hospitals and private pathology laboratories.

Career opportunities may include roles in diagnostic pathology, forensic pathology, research laboratories or public health departments, along with pathways in research.

South Australia’s only program to accredit graduates as medical scientists

UniSA has committed over $240 million to a new Health Precinct Building.

Accredited by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists

Key features

  • Learn in modern purpose-built laboratories
  • Build your skills through clinical placements
  • Learn the diverse field of pathology including biochemistry, microbiology, immunology and haematology
  • Enjoy pathways to postgraduate surgical pathology training and careers in research
  • Choose to undertake an additional clinical placement or research project in your final year
  • Graduate with a dedicated honours degree 

Brian Ho

Laboratory Medicine graduate, Brian Ho

"The UniSA courses are practical, which makes the transition into the work place smoother. The year-long honours program endowed me with the experience and confidence necessary to do independent research. The labs and equipment are well equipped and well maintained."

Living in Adelaide

International Students in Adelaide

Ranked as the world’s fifth most liveable city by the Economist Intelligence Unit for the past five years, Adelaide is the perfect city to base yourself in during your studies.

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International Support

International Students

Starting university is an exciting time. Moving to a new country to study is a big decision that will no doubt change your life and we’ll be here to help you every step of the way.

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International Handbook

International Handbook

Embark on a journey with limitless possibilities and graduate ready to take on the world. Download our International Handbook and explore your study and career options. 

Undergraduate (PDF 4.2mb)

Postgraduate (PDF 5.2mb)