GD102 - Graduate Diploma in Laboratory Medicine

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Plan: GD102P04LM - Graduate Diploma in Laboratory Medicine
Campus: Bundoora Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Diploma in Laboratory Medicine
Award abbreviation: GradDipLabMed
Total credit points: 96
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1 year (2 semesters) full-time
Location: Onshore, Bundoora campus
Owning school: Medical Sciences (160H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/medicalsciences
ASCED code: 019901
CRICOS code: 048258M

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Purpose of the Program

The Graduate Diploma in Laboratory Medicine provides advanced training and education in one of the major disciplines of laboratory medicine. It is offered for graduates from general science/biomedical science degrees that have a biological science focus and limited or no experience in diagnostic laboratory disciplines.

This coursework program is designed to provide a qualification which will prepare you for employment in diagnostic pathology or medical research.  A capstone experience in this program is MEDS2152 Laboratory Medicine Project.  This experience will consolidate and expand the knowledge which was gained throughout the program.

 

 

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Articulation and pathways

As a former graduate of the Graduate Diploma in Laboratory Medicine who has obtained a minimum GPA of 2.00 out of 4.00, you will be eligible for entry into the MC158 Master of Laboratory Medicine program. If you articulate into the Master's program, you will be eligible for a credit transfer of 96 points.

From 2014 onwards this program is an exit-only program. All students need to enrol in the Master of Laboratory Medicine.

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Entrance requirements

Entry into this program is through the MC158 Master of Laboratory Medicine.  This normally requires a relevant undergraduate degree (eg. Laboratory Medicine, Biomedical Science, Biological Science or related discipline).

Students may exit the program with the GD102, Graduate Diploma in Laboratory Medicine provided you complete the courses listed in this program guide.

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External accreditation and industry links

Depending on the courses chosen in the program and meeting specific criteria*, graduates may be eligible to apply for membership of the following societies: 

 * Please contact the postgraduate co-ordinator to find out which courses and what criteria apply.

The School of Medical Sciences has extensive links with industry through their Program Advisory Committees (PACs), and through research projects and consulting. Employers and industry professionals are members of these Program Advisory Committees, and have contributed to both the initial development and ongoing improvement of this program. Their involvement ensures that the program remains relevant to your needs as a graduate and to the needs of graduate employers.

Many of the teaching staff within the program are (or have been) practicing industry professionals with extensive industry experience and contact networks.  This experience, when integrated into teaching and learning practice, enriches your learning environment.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit).

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT
RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face-to-face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long-term medical condition or other form of disadvantage that may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation and fitness activities, as well as student activism and university governance.

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. You can find more information at: www.rmit.edu.au/students

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