Undergraduate

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine can be considered the basis of modern scientific medical knowledge and plays a critical role in evidence-based medicine. This major allows you to understand the causes and mechanisms of human disease, as well as how they are investigated in the laboratory.
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The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

Country callers

1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career opportunities.

Career Pathways

After completing this major, you have numerous professional pathways on offer including employment in a wide range of allied and paramedical fields, university and hospital laboratory research, the health care or pharmaceutical industry and diagnostic laboratories.
After completing this major, you have numerous professional pathways on offer including employment in a wide range of allied and paramedical fields, university and hospital laboratory research, the health care or pharmaceutical industry and diagnostic laboratories.

Further Study

You can pursue further study at honours level and could thereafter pursue a PhD. Other further study options include the Master of Clinical Pathology, Master of Infectious Diseases, Doctor of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Podiatric Medicine.
You can pursue further study at honours level and could thereafter pursue a PhD. Other further study options include the Master of Clinical Pathology, Master of Infectious Diseases, Doctor of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Podiatric Medicine.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. 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 your desired course.

Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Course Credit Points
144
Annual Credit Points
48
Average Annual Fee - 2017
$8,568.00
Typical Fee Range - 2017
$7,699.00 - $9,147.00
Average Annual Fee - 2016
$8,197.50
Typical Fee Range - 2016
$7,647.00 - $8,815.00

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.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Course Credit Points
144
Annual Credit Points
48
Annual Fee - 2017
$36,500.00
Total Course Fee - 2017
$109,500.00
Annual Fee - 2016
$35,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2016
$105,000.00

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

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for UWA bachelor’s degrees with a required Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 80.00.

Admission requirements

To be eligible for school-leaver entry to UWA you are required to achieve the Western Australian Certificate of Education and obtain the minimum ATAR to gain a place in your chosen degree.

Mathematics requirement

This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.

WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Applications ATAR

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 major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

This major provides you with a thorough understanding of the scientific basis of diagnosing, treating and preventing human disease, as well as an appreciation of how medical research forms new insights into disease every day. You will be taught by medical practitioners involved in the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions and by pathologists, researchers, physicians and medical scientists engaged in various disciplines of pathology. You'll be given the opportunity to interact with traditional academic staff, as well as working professional pathologists from PathWest.

About The Course

Your studies will combine practical sessions that demonstrate multidisciplinary approaches to pathology questions with up-to-date laboratory diagnostic scenarios. To prepare you for success in a global workforce, you will develop your ability to communicate effectively and learn how to find, interpret and critically evaluate scientific information.
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
  • Albany (selected Level 1 units)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • 16-25 hours teaching time, plus your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-PLMED
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BBiomedSc), 4 years (BBiomedSc[Hons])
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
  • Albany (selected Level 1 units)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • 16-25 hours teaching time, plus your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-PLMED
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BBiomedSc), 4 years (BBiomedSc[Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWBPH
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Faculty
  • Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences

Course Structure

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