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Master of Medical Laboratory Science (MMLSc)


The Master of Medical Laboratory Science (MMLSc) degree, and preceding Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science (PGDipMLSc), allow a Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLSc) graduate to pursue a full-time research option, possibly leading on to a PhD.

The MMLSc can also allow experienced Medical Laboratory Scientists with unrelated or no previous university study to undertake research-based qualifications which may assist them into research and academic careers. Potential candidates should note that there is a strong focus on assisting the individual to develop self-directed research skills.

These postgraduate qualifications are not designed to provide practising medical laboratory scientists with updates on their area of practice.

Having a Masters in Medical Laboratory Science degree shortens the vocational training time required to become a Clinical Scientist.  For further information on the Clinical Scientist training refer to the Faculty of Science and the Royal College of Pathology in Australasia.

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The University of Otago website has up-to-date information on regulations for the Master of Medical Laboratory Science (MMLSc) programme.

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Further information

This is a multidisciplinary programme and those seeking admission come from widely varying backgrounds. If you have any queries concerning your eligibility or are unsure about your proposed course it is please contact the Medical Laboratory Science office:

Tel 64 3 479 7151

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