MC158 - Master of Laboratory Medicine

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Plan: MC158 - Master of Laboratory Medicine
Campus: Bundoora Campus

Learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes Statement

As a graduate from this two-year program, you will be able to apply advanced knowledge and skills in a range of diagnostic procedures in a clinical pathology laboratory. You will develop high level skills in problem solving, interpretative and critical thinking that are relevant to your areas of specialisation.  This will encompass substantial depth in two chosen disciplines selected from Advanced Haematology, Advanced Anatomical Pathology, Advanced Transfusion and Transplantation Science, Advanced Clinical Biochemistry or Advanced Medical Microbiology courses.

1. Knowledge capability

Have a comprehensive understanding of key scientific principles underpinning laboratory medicine and have developed a systemic knowledge of core cellular and molecular processes underlying health and disease.  Have advanced knowledge of two core clinical speciality disciplines of laboratory medicine and advanced management skills. 

2. Technical capability

Ability to develop and perform a range of diagnostic techniques relevant to the field of laboratory medicine.  To use logical and systemic thinking and high level critical analysis skills to solve problems by utilising diagnostic techniques and methodologies in the chosen areas of clinical laboratory specialisation.

3. Professional work practices

Have a critical awareness of principles relating to scientific integrity, ethical issues and legal framework that underpins the field of laboratory medicine.  Contribute to professional work settings through effective interpersonal and teamwork skills to support constructive interactions.

4. Communication skills

Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups within the diagnostic laboratory environment.  Acquire, organise, critically analyse, interpret and present information to media in professional settings on current issues in laboratory medicine.

5. Reflective capability

Ability to reflect and integrate based upon experiences in relation to theory and work practices to demonstrate creativity in the identification of problems and their solutions.  Identify personal skill deficiencies that require further professional development.

6. Research capability

Ability to apply the principles and methods of scientific inquiry and research design to plan and perform hypothesis-driven research project in the field of laboratory medicine or an in-depth advanced professional practice in laboratory medicine work experience.

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