MC158 - Master of Laboratory Medicine

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RMIT program code: MC158
Plan name: Master of Laboratory Medicine
Plan code: MC158
Campus: Bundoora Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24
CRICOS code: 056171G

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2017 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:

  Year One of Program
 
AND  Year Two of Program
 

One hundred and ninety two (192) credit points from the program structure, which is listed below, under Year 1 and Year 2.  These credit points must include:

  • Two advanced 24 credit point courses during the program.  The 2 courses must be in different disciplines.
  • MEDS2154 Advanced Laboratory Medicine
  • MATH1300 Biostatistics
  • MEDS2138 Research Project, or MEDS2156 Professional Practice (final semester of the program).

Note: Courses listed may not be available each semester.  Also the advanced microbiology courses may be offered in alternate years.  You will be required to purchase your own Personal Protective Equipment (including Laboratory Coats), as required for specific laboratory classes.

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Year One of Program

Semester 1 intake students - You must complete:

  • Semester 1 - One advanced 24 credit point course and two 12 credit point courses.  
  • Semester 2 - MEDS2154 "Advanced Laboratory Medicine" and two 12 credit point courses. 
  • Please check the course guides for pre-requisites and assumed knowledge.

Semester 2 intake students - You must complete:

  • Four 12 credit point courses in Semester 2.
{

Select and Complete One (1) Course from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Advanced Clinical Biochemistry24YesONPS2342Bundoora Campus3413
Advanced Cytopathology24YesMEDS2135Bundoora Campus3414
Advanced Haematology24YesMEDS2112Bundoora Campus3415
Advanced Histopathology24YesMEDS2113Bundoora Campus3416
Advanced Transfusion and Transplantation Science24YesONPS2361Bundoora Campus3417
OR

Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Parasites12YesBIOL2401City Campus1574
Viruses and Infections12YesBIOL2402City Campus1886
}
AND

Select and Complete Four (4) Courses from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Histology12YesONPS2532Bundoora Campus3418
Microbiology12YesBIOL2173City Campus1569
Diagnostic Microbiology12BIOL2417Bundoora Campus3329
Clinical Immunology12ONPS2560Bundoora Campus3419
Immunology12YesONPS1050Bundoora Campus1537
Clinical Biochemistry 112YesONPS2340Bundoora Campus3319
Histopathology and Cytopathology 112YesMEDS2111Bundoora Campus3320
Haematology and Transfusion Science 112YesMEDS1083Bundoora Campus3321
Point of Care Patient Testing12YesONPS2426Bundoora Campus3322
Advanced Medical Informatics and Laboratory Management12YesONPS2449Bundoora Campus3420
Molecular Genetics and Diagnostics12YesONPS2094Bundoora Campus3421
Gene Technologies 112YesONPS1052Bundoora Campus1564
Integrative Pathology12YesMEDS1100Bundoora Campus3323
Medical Microbiology 112YesONPS1054Bundoora Campus1565
AND

Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Advanced Laboratory Medicine24MEDS2154Bundoora Campus3324
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Semester 1 - You must complete:

  • one advanced 24 credit point course and two 12 credit point courses (students who started the program in March previous year), OR
  • two advanced 24 credit point courses (students who started the program in July previous year)
  • Please check the course guides for pre-requisites and assumed knowledge.

Semester 2 - You must complete:

  • MEDS2138 Research Project or MEDS2156 Professional Practice (students who started the program in March previous year).  Students with no prior experience in diagnostic pathology are recommended to take MEDS2156 "Professional Practice - Laboratory Medicine". RMIT University will make reasonable efforts to find suitable professional practice clinical placements for eligible students who meet GPA requirements. Please consult the Program Coordinator for further advice if required.
  • MEDS2154 "Advanced Laboratory Medicine" in Semester 2 and two 12 credit point courses (students who started the program in July previous year).
  • Please check the course guides for pre-requisites and assumed knowledge.
{

Select and Complete One (1) Course not previously completed from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Advanced Clinical Biochemistry24YesONPS2342Bundoora Campus3413
Advanced Cytopathology24YesMEDS2135Bundoora Campus3414
Advanced Haematology24YesMEDS2112Bundoora Campus3415
Advanced Histopathology24YesMEDS2113Bundoora Campus3416
Advanced Transfusion and Transplantation Science24YesONPS2361Bundoora Campus3417
OR

Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Parasites12YesBIOL2401City Campus1574
Viruses and Infections12YesBIOL2402City Campus1886
}
AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course not previously completed from:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Histology12YesONPS2532Bundoora Campus3418
Microbiology12YesBIOL2173City Campus1569
Diagnostic Microbiology12BIOL2417Bundoora Campus3329
Clinical Immunology12ONPS2560Bundoora Campus3419
Immunology12YesONPS1050Bundoora Campus1537
Clinical Biochemistry 112YesONPS2340Bundoora Campus3319
Histopathology and Cytopathology 112YesMEDS2111Bundoora Campus3320
Haematology and Transfusion Science 112YesMEDS1083Bundoora Campus3321
Point of Care Patient Testing12YesONPS2426Bundoora Campus3322
Advanced Medical Informatics and Laboratory Management12YesONPS2449Bundoora Campus3420
Molecular Genetics and Diagnostics12YesONPS2094Bundoora Campus3421
Gene Technologies 112YesONPS1052Bundoora Campus1564
Integrative Pathology12YesMEDS1100Bundoora Campus3323
Medical Microbiology 112YesONPS1054Bundoora Campus1565
AND

Complete the following One (1) Course:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Biostatistics12YesMATH1300City Campus35713466
AND

Select and Complete One (1) of the following Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Research Project48YesMEDS2138Bundoora Campus36733541
Professional Practice - Laboratory Medicine48MEDS2156Bundoora Campus34783373
 

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