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LQB181 Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science

Medical laboratory scientists have a vital role in the diagnosis of disease and ongoing management of patient care. It is estimated that up to 70% of all medical treatments are based on a pathology diagnosis. This first year unit introduces you to the clinical practice of diagnostic pathology, the role of medical laboratory scientists in healthcare, medical research and the profession of medical laboratory science in a local, national and international context. Foundation knowledge in the core diagnostic pathology disciplines will be introduced using clinical case studies and scenarios in conjunction with basic practical bench-skills required in the laboratory to prepare you for later units of your course.

Unit information

Unit code
LQB181
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School/Discipline
Biomedical Sciences
Study area
Science and mathematics
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 1, 2019 25 February 2019 - 21 June 2019 Gardens Point
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Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2019: $1,369
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2019: $5,268
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2019: $5,904
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Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
Co-requisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

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Study abroad and exchange

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Unit outlines

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Semester 1, 2019