Medical Laboratory Science is the study of the scientific principles underlying the disciplines practised in diagnostic and medical research laboratories (Clinical Chemistry, Cytology, Cytogenetics, Haematology, Histology, Histochemistry, Microbiology, Microscopy, Molecular Biology, Immunopathology, Toxicology).
To earn a Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science students must complete a two-year general program, following completion of the prerequisite courses. Emphasis is on data analysis and an understanding of the underlying principles of the sub-disciplines of Medical Laboratory Science. The aim is to produce a "generalist" medical laboratory scientist, an individual who can adapt to and understand the changes that are occurring and will continue to occur in the medical laboratory.
Students are amply trained to pursue careers in teaching, administration, research and development, and industry. Students will also have fulfilled virtually all of the prerequisites for application to medical, dental, or graduate school.