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Biomedical Sciences

img biomedicalThe Department of Biomedical Sciences offers an undergraduate qualification in Medical Laboratory Science and postgraduate qualifications in Biomedical Technology.

The medical laboratory scientist plays an integral role in the healthcare of society. Qualified medical laboratory scientists are specialised health professionals who provide vital information about a patient’s state of health. Their input is necessary in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of disease. The analytical and diagnostic services provided by medical laboratory scientists require a strong scientific knowledge, as well as trained reasoning ability and empathy for humanity.

Qualified medical laboratory scientists are employed in laboratories in blood transfusion services, private pathology practices, the National Health Laboratory Services, the Medical Research Council, forensic laboratories, veterinary practices and other disciplines such as pharmaceutical companies. Those wishing to pursue a career in research can be employed in research laboratories at academic institutions. Registered Medical Laboratory Scientists may also apply for a license to practice in a private capacity in their own laboratories.