C5388 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology

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RMIT program code: C5388
Plan name: Diploma of Laboratory Technology
Plan code: C5388
National Program Code: MSL50118
Campus: City Campus
Full-Time Duration: 12 months full time
Minimum Nominal Hours: 1440
CRICOS code: 098105C

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2021 Enrolment Program Structure

This qualification requires the completion of 15 units - 5 core units and 10 elective units.

  C5388 Courses
 

If you are a returning student and you need to repeat any course, please seek academic advice from your Program Coordinator before you re-enrol. Your Program Coordinator is Amber Mitton and their email address is amberlee.mitton@rmit.edu.au. 

If you can’t see the courses that you should be selecting, please contact Academic Services via the RMIT Connect Student Portal.

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C5388 Courses

This program offers three streams, and you must enrol into courses specified for your stream. You cannot mix and match between streams. Please read the below instructions carefully.

 

Clinical Diagnostics Stream 

Electives are: Histology, Chemical Pathology, Haematology, Immunohaematology, and Work Placement. 

Choose 3 Core courses and 5 Electives across Semester 1 & Semester 2. Please add the following class numbers: (Where there are two class numbers, please select the first class number. If the first class number indicates it is full, please select the second class number). 

 
Semester 1: 

Core course: 

2139 - Make a presentation 

Elective courses

2141/2143 - Perform histological tests (runs for full year) 

2145 - Plan and conduct laboratory/field work (runs for full year) 

2146 - Perform chemical pathology tests (semester based) 

2148 - Perform haematological tests (semester based) 

 

Semester 2: 

Core courses: 

1913 - Monitor the quality of test results and data 

1914 - Perform microbiological tests 

Elective course: 

1915 - Perform immunohaematological tests (semester based)

 

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Molecular Pathology Stream PATHOLOGY ELECTIVES: 

Electives are: Chemical Pathology, Haematology, Immunohaematology, Molecular Biology and Work Placement. 

Choose 3 Core courses and 5 Electives across Semester 1 & Semester 2. Please add the following class numbers: (Where there are two class numbers, please select the first class number. If the first class number indicates it is full, please select the second class number). 

 

Semester 1: 

Core course: 

2156 - Perform microbiological tests 

Elective courses: 

2159 - Plan and conduct laboratory/field work  (runs for full year)

2356 - Perform molecular biology tests and procedures (semester based)

2162 - Perform haematological tests (semester based)

 

Semester 2: 

Core courses

1922 - Monitor the quality of test results and data 

1930 - Make a presentation 

Elective Courses: 

1934 - Perform immunohaematological tests (semester based)

1935 - Perform chemical pathology tests (semester based)

 

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Molecular Pathology Stream BIOLOGICAL ELECTIVES: 

Electives are: Tissue Culture, Chromatography, Electrophoresis, Molecular Biology and Work Placement. 

Choose 3 Core courses and 5 Electives across Semester 1 & Semester 2. Please add the following class numbers: (Where there are two class numbers, please select the first class number. If the first class number indicates it is full, please select the second class number). 

 

Semester 1: 

Core course: 

2157 - Perform microbiological tests 

Elective courses: 

2160 - Plan and conduct laboratory/field work (runs for full year)

2357 - Perform molecular biology tests and procedures (semester based)

2163 - Apply electrophoretic techniques (semester based)

 
Semester 2: 

Core courses: 

1929 - Monitor the quality of test results and data 

1931 - Make a presentation 

Elective courses: 

2021 - Perform tissue and cell culture techniques (semester based)

1937 - Apply routine chromatographic techniques (semester based)

 

FAQs 

Why can’t I see the timetable? 

If you cannot see your courses in the timetable then it is not yet available. Check back a few weeks before classes start.

My courses weren’t preselected for me. How do I make sure they don’t clash? 

Please carefully follow the instructions above and enrol into the correct class numbers for your stream. This will avoid any timetable clashes. If you are unsure, contact your Program Coordinator for advice regarding which classes to enrol in. 

I have accidentally enrolled in classes that clash – what do I do? 

Please check your timetable again at least two weeks before the start of your classes. If you find that any of your classes clash, you will need to drop the incorrect class and enrol in a replacement class. Please contact your Program Manager to confirm which classes to drop and add. Your Program coordinator is Amber Mitton and their email address is amberlee.mitton@rmit.edu.au 

If you can’t see the courses that you should be selecting, please contact Academic Services via the RMIT Connect Student Portal. 

 

IMPORTANT: 

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff in response to State and Commonwealth government COVID-19 advice, from 22 March 2020 RMIT suspended face to face learning/teaching activities on its Australian campuses. RMIT is committed to supporting its students with studying from home arrangements via online learning until further notice. Face to face learning will resume as soon as viable and students will be supported to make this transition. If arrangements are being made for you to complete specific practical activities during this current period of online learning then you will be contacted. 

C5388 Core Units - Select ALL Five (5) Courses

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Process and interpret data (MSL924003)70MATH7088CCity Campus1293 (L21A)
1300 (L21B)
1307 (L21C)
Use laboratory application software (MSL924004)60OFFC5338CCity Campus1298 (L21A)
1306 (L21B)
1312 (L21C)
Analyse data and report results (MSL925004)80YesMATH7089CCity Campus1112 (L21A)
1120 (L21B)
1128 (L21C)
Maintain and calibrate instruments and equipment (MSL934004)60BIOL5239CCity Campus1299 (L21A)
1305 (L21B)
1313 (L21C)
Monitor the quality of test results and data (MSL935007)40YesBUSM8861CCity Campus1913 (LC21)
1922 (LM21)
1929 (LB21)
AND

C5388 Elective Units Group 1 - Select Five (5) Courses

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Relate anatomical and physiological features to laboratory samples (MSL954003)100BIOL5241CCity Campus1108 (L21A)
1116 (L21B)
1124 (L21C)
Perform biological procedures (MSL974021)130BIOL5246CCity Campus1111 (L21A)
1119 (L21B)
1127 (L21C)
Perform microbiological tests (MSL975035)140YesBIOL5247CCity Campus2156 (LM21)
2157 (LB21)
1914 (LC21)
Perform chemical tests and procedures (MSL974019)100BIOL5245CCity Campus1086 (TS1B)
1297 (L21A)
1304 (L21B)
1311 (L21C)
1069 (TS2B)
Make a presentation (BSBCMM401)30COMM5976CCity Campus2139 (LC21)1930 (LM21)
1931 (LB21)
AND

C5388 Elective Units Group 2 - Select Five (5) Courses

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Perform tissue and cell culture techniques (MSL975033)100YesBIOL5255CCity Campus2021 (LB21)
Apply electrophoretic techniques (MSL975039)100YesBIOL5257CCity Campus2163 (LB21)
Apply routine chromatographic techniques (MSL975040)120YesBIOL5256CCity Campus1937 (LB21)
Perform haematological tests (MSL975036)130YesBIOL5248CCity Campus2148 (LC21)
2162 (LM21)
Perform chemical pathology tests (MSL975037)130YesBIOL5249CCity Campus2146 (LC21)1935 (LM21)
Perform histological tests (MSL975029)200YesBIOL5250CCity Campus2141 (LC21)
2143 (LD21)
Perform immunohaematological tests (MSL975030)80BIOL5251CCity Campus1915 (LC21)
1934 (LM21)
Plan and conduct laboratory/field work (MSL913004)40BIOL5252CCity Campus2145 (LC21)
2159 (LM21)
2160 (LB21)
Perform molecular biology tests and procedures (MSL975034)150YesBIOL5253CCity Campus2356 (LM21)
2357 (LB21)
 

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Program Manager: 

Penelope Tresise 
RMIT University
School of Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences
80-94 Victoria Street
Carlton South VIC 3053 
Tel: + 61 3 9925 4567
Email: penelope.tresise@rmit.edu.au

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