Postgraduate

Master of Clinical Pathology

Extend your learning in the biomedical sciences with a focus on the knowledge and technical skill set required for research or employment in the diagnostic and research environments of clinical pathology.

Contact us

Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia (M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6457 2076

International

1800 653 050

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

Completion of this course will strengthen your qualifications in numerous biomedical fields which don't require a medical degree.
Completion of this course will strengthen your qualifications in numerous biomedical fields which don't require a medical degree.

Further Study

Master of Pathology, Master's by Research, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Pathology, Master's by Research, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2019
$69,600.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of a relevant major.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

This course focuses on the six major disciplines of clinical pathology (biochemistry, haematology and transfusion science, immunology, anatomical pathology, genetics and microbiology) as well as key elements of professional practice.

About The Course

This is a 96-point course which contains 48 points of core units and 48 points of specialisation specific units which can be chosen to include a research project and dissertation or coursework only.
Master of Clinical Pathology

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 92510
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years
Master of Clinical Pathology
Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 92510
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Clinical Pathology

Course Structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Course Accreditation

The Master of Clinical Pathology (MCP) is fully accredited by the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS). AIMS is the peak professional body representing medical scientists in Australia in all disciplines of medical laboratory science. Accreditation by AIMS is a requirement for employment as a Medical Laboratory Scientist in most laboratories in Australia. The UWA MCP program is one of only three postgraduate programs accredited by AIMS in Australasia, the first at a Go8 university, and the only one with an accredited research stream.

School of Biomedical Sciences

The School of Biomedical Sciences at The University of Western Australia encompasses biological, pre-clinical and health-related fields.