University of Technology Sydney

91835 Professional Experience in Medical Science FT

24cp; availability: entry into the professional experience programme requires approval from the subject coordinator, within the School of Life Sciences; students are not permitted to self-enrol into this subject
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 91556 Professional Experience in Medical Science FT


This subject provides students with the opportunity to gain real-world work experience in order to prepare them as employment-ready graduates. The subject provides approved professional experience in a (bio)medical science service provider laboratory in the private or public sector. It is designed to provide students with appreciation of the technical, organisational, social, cultural, ethical and legislative dimensions of workplace practice in science. The focus is on the attributes required for a successful job application; orientation to workplace practices; self-analysis of current skills, attributes and learning needs; effective written and oral communication skills; application and extension of knowledge; technology proficiency; and early workplace experiences.

The subject aims to introduce students to the major specialties in a pathology or research laboratory, e.g. immunology, microbiology and biochemistry. Students may have the opportunity to rotate through these specialty laboratories or they may be allocated to one specialty for the entire placement. Students experience the entire business process including work, health and safety; quality assurance and control; sample handling, processing and storage; data reporting; stakeholder interaction; and an overview of technical and experimental procedures.

This subject may provide students with a competitive advantage for future employment.

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