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James Cook University (JCU)

  • 28% international / 72% domestic

Graduate Diploma of Medical Science

  • Graduate Diploma

Learn from industry professionals in JCU's cutting-edge custom laboratories. Network and form professional relationships with potential future employers.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
1 year full-time
Course Code
116107, 092516K
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jul, Feb
Domestic Fees
$11,155 per year
International Fees
$34,480 per year

About this course

Apply your theoretical skills as you complete between 12 and 36 weeks of clinical placements at public and private Hospital Clinical Measurements and Medical laboratories. You will gain advanced skills that enable you to work in high-demand areas including rural, remote, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Cultivate your commitment to lifelong learning with this dynamic and exciting program. JCU Medical Science graduates are highly sought-after, both nationally and internationally. View the

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Career pathways

JCU Medical Science graduates are equipped with specialist skills that enable them to be employed in a variety of medical settings. You could work as a clinical or medical scientist, cardiac scientist, respiratory scientist, sleep scientist, or neuroscientist. You could also work in areas of pathology, clinical microbiology, haematology, transfusion science, clinical biochemistry, histopathology, immunology, serology or laboratory management. Alternatively, go on to study the . Graduates may be eligible for membership with the .