UniversityUniversity of Otago
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Expected Feb 2024
University of Otago
The Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLSc) degree was introduced in 1992, to meet the needs of the medical diagnostic laboratory profession for a science-based academic qualification. The four-year programme includes a comprehensive grounding in health sciences and specialised training in the various laboratory testing disciplines, such as microbiology, biochemistry, and haematology.
Graduates can expect to gain early recognition and registration as medical laboratory scientists in New Zealand, and can also work in most other countries. Medical laboratory scientists play a major part in helping to diagnose and treat diseases. There is an increasing shortage of medical laboratory scientists worldwide. There are also many opportunities for postgraduate study, either in medical laboratory science, or in one of the related health sciences such as forensic pathology, or molecular pathology.
Medical Laboratory Science:
Medical laboratory scientists are important members of the health services, and the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLSc) four year degree course is designed to provide the qualification necessary to work as a medical laboratory scientist. It also allows possible to a wide range of other laboratory-based jobs, including research, and postgraduate academic study, e.g. Master of Medical Laboratory Science (MMLSc).
Health Sciences First Year Course
Note: Students enrolled in the Health Sciences First Year course will be required to achieve a satisfactory mark in a standard diagnostic English test or another approved measure of achievement.
Applications for admission may be made under the following categories: Health Sciences First Year, Two or More Years of University Study, Graduate, Alternative
We recognise many other qualifications as equivalent to the New Zealand qualification for entrance.
We also accept the following international qualifications:
English language requirements