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Master of Laboratory Medicine - Coursework and Dissertation

This course provides an in-depth knowledge of the patho-physiological basis of disease.

Introduction

The Master of Laboratory Medicine is a 96 point course consisting of 36 points of core units and 60 points of discipline-specific units.

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Course description, features and facilities

This course provides an in-depth knowledge of the patho-physiological basis of disease. While developing proficiency in advanced laboratory techniques and expertise in the logical use and interpretation of laboratory tests, students also acquire knowledge of the clinical utility and scientific basis of laboratory tests and the statistical tools for assessment of their value and reliability.

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Structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2014;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Master of Laboratory Medicine with a specialisation in Anatomical Pathology

Take all unit(s) (30 points):

NSPATH5511Clinical Laboratory Skills 1
NSPATH5512Research Project Proposal
NSPATH5514Clinical Laboratory Skills 2
NSPATH5515Research Communications
NSPATH5516Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Genetics

Specialisation-specific unit(s)

Take all specialisation core unit(s) (66 points):

T1PATH5530Anatomical Pathology Research Project (12 points)
NSPATH5531Foundations of Surgical Pathology
T1, NSPATH5532Surgical Anatomy, Grossing Techniques and Histology
NSPATH5533Surgical Pathology 1—Genitourinary and Dermatopathology
NSPATH5534Surgical Pathology 2—Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreatic
NSPATH5535Surgical Pathology 3—Breast and Respiratory
NSPATH5536Surgical Pathology 4—Haematolymphoid and Endocrine
T1PATH5537Surgical Pathology 5—Soft Tissue and Bone
T1PATH5538Surgical Pathology 6—Neuropathology, Head and Neck
NSPATH5545Infectious Disease and Tumour Immunology

Master of Laboratory Medicine with a specialisation in Clinical Biochemistry

Take all unit(s) (30 points):

NSPATH5511Clinical Laboratory Skills 1
NSPATH5512Research Project Proposal
NSPATH5514Clinical Laboratory Skills 2
NSPATH5515Research Communications
NSPATH5516Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Genetics

Specialisation-specific unit(s)

Take all specialisation core unit(s) (66 points):

NSPATH5513Biochemistry Research Project (12 points)
NSPATH5520Lipids and Cardiovascular Risk Markers and Iron
NSPATH5521Pharmacogenetics, Drug Monitoring and Toxicology
NSPATH5522Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Newborn Screening and Paediatric Biochemistry
NSPATH5524Liver Function
NSPATH5525Electrolytes, Renal Function and Calculi
NSPATH5526Clinical Enzymology, Tumour Markers and Proteins
N/APATH5527Endocrine System 1
N/APATH5528Endocrine System 2
NSPATH5529Potassium and Acid-base Balance

Master of Laboratory Medicine with a specialisation in Clinical Genetics

Take all unit(s) (30 points):

NSPATH5511Clinical Laboratory Skills 1
NSPATH5512Research Project Proposal
NSPATH5514Clinical Laboratory Skills 2
NSPATH5515Research Communications
NSPATH5516Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Genetics

Specialisation-specific unit(s)

Take all specialisation core unit(s) (66 points):

NSPATH5553Clinical Laboratory Cytogenetics Theory
NSPATH5554Clinical Laboratory Cytogenetics Practicum
NSPATH5555Mutation Detection—Laboratory Analytical Methods
NSPATH5556Molecular Genetics Theory
NSPATH5557Molecular Genetics Practicum 1
NSPATH5558Molecular Genetics Practicum 2
NSPATH5548Immunogenetics
NSPATH5560Clinical Genetics Research Project (24 points)

Master of Laboratory Medicine with a specialisation in Clinical Immunology

Take all unit(s) (30 points):

NSPATH5511Clinical Laboratory Skills 1
NSPATH5512Research Project Proposal
NSPATH5514Clinical Laboratory Skills 2
NSPATH5515Research Communications
NSPATH5516Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Genetics

Specialisation-specific unit(s)

Take all specialisation core unit(s) (66 points):

NSPATH5543Principles of Human Immunology
NSPATH5544Immunodeficiency
NSPATH5545Infectious Disease and Tumour Immunology
NSPATH5546Hypersensitivity and Allergy
NSPATH5547Autoimmunity
NSPATH5548Immunogenetics
NSPATH5549Transplantation Immunology
NSPATH5550Clinical Immunology Research Project (24 points)

Master of Laboratory Medicine with a specialisation in Clinical Microbiology

Take all unit(s) (30 points):

NSPATH5511Clinical Laboratory Skills 1
NSPATH5512Research Project Proposal
NSPATH5514Clinical Laboratory Skills 2
NSPATH5515Research Communications
NSPATH5516Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Genetics

Specialisation-specific unit(s)

Take all specialisation core unit(s) (66 points):

S1MICR5830Principles of Mycology and Parasitology
S2MICR5833Antimicrobial Agents
S2MICR5836Public and Environmental Health Microbiology
S1PATH5571Multiresistant Organisms
S1PATH5572Molecular Microbiology
N/APATH5573Microbiology Research Project (24 points)
S1PUBH4403Epidemiology I
NSPUBH5761Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases

Master of Laboratory Medicine with a specialisation in Haematology

Take all unit(s) (30 points):

NSPATH5511Clinical Laboratory Skills 1
NSPATH5512Research Project Proposal
NSPATH5514Clinical Laboratory Skills 2
NSPATH5515Research Communications
NSPATH5516Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Genetics

Specialisation-specific unit(s)

Take all specialisation core unit(s) (66 points):

NSPATH5561Diagnostic Methods I—Cellular Analysis
NSPATH5562Diagnostic Methods II—Molecular and Genetic Techniques
NSPATH5563Acute Leukaemia
NSPATH5564Lymphoproliferative Disorders
NSPATH5565Mature Plasma Cell Neoplasms
NSPATH5566Myeloproliferative and Myelodysplastic Disorders
NSPATH5567Complications Requiring Laboratory Support—Transfusion
NSPATH5568Complications Requiring Laboratory Support—Coagulation
NSPATH5569Haematological Transplantation
NSPATH5570Haematology Research Project (12 points)

Career opportunities

This degree is designed for professionals interested in further study who are seeking to familiarise themselves with recent developments in the field, or to enhance their intellectual and research skills.

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Further study opportunities

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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These pages are under review and are being updated.

Check the Entrance requirements

This course is available to all students other than those holding an international student visa.

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  1. Admission Requirements
  2. English competency

Admission Requirements

The UWA Bachelor of Science degree, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; and at least 2 years’ postgraduate laboratory experience in a biomedical discipline; or

The UWA Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; and at least 2 years’ postgraduate laboratory experience in a biomedical discipline.

English competency

See the full list of English Language Requirements.
These pages are under review and are being updated.

How to apply

This course is available to all students other than those holding an international student visa.

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  1. Application Deadlines
  2. How to apply
  3. Fees
  4. Contact details - admission information

Application Deadlines

For application deadlines, please visit studyat.uwa.edu.au/applynow

How to apply

Submit a completed application form

Fees

Annual fee: $9594.

For courses that are less than one year in duration, the annual fee listed is the total for the course. Unless otherwise indicated, for courses that are 18 months in duration, the annual fee is two-thirds of the total cost of the course.

As some units vary in cost, the actual student contribution will depend on the mix of units you choose. See the unit costs website for details of individual unit costs.

Contact details - admission information

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Application Deadlines

Contact details - admission information

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Master of Laboratory Medicine - Coursework and Dissertation: the details

Status
Available 2014
Locations offered
Crawley
Attendance types
Part-time
Delivery mode
Internal
Starting dates
Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly first year time commitment
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.
Standard full-time completion
This course is only available part-time.
Maximum time to complete
5 years
Contact details: course information
Pauline Ferguson
School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
pauline.ferguson@uwa.edu.au
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9346 3175
Course code
92530

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