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Biosciences / Eolaíochtaí Bitheacha

DT259

What is... Biosciences?

The aim of this programme is to produce graduates with the necessary skills for employment as technicians/technologists or scientific personnel in the fields of Biotechnology and Biosciences. The 1st year of the programme will provide a solid foundation in Biology, Chemistry, Physics with the 2nd year focusing on the core subject areas of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology and Microbiology.

The final year of the programme builds on these core subjects, together with Biotechnology and specialised Bio-Industry focused modules of Pharmacology and Toxicology with Research Methods and Applications, as key developmental topics for graduates.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Graduates of this programme are qualified to gain employment in many diverse fields of Biological Science as technicians/technologists in Biomedical, Biopharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries. Graduates also avail of career opportunities in State or third level Research Laboratories.

What other options do I have after completion?

Candidates with good grades who wish to progress academically are eligible to apply for entry to the Level 8 (Honours) degree BSc in Bio-molecular Science (DT226A) offered by the DIT or elsewhere in Higher Education.

Module Listing

Year One

Core Modules

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Professional Skills

These five core module are also common to DT260 - Industrial & Environmental Physics, DT261 - Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences and DT212 – Science (General Entry).

Students taking the Biosciences programme take two additional core modules: (a) Introduction to Microbiology and (b) Human Body and Disease and select a third optional module from Physics or Chemistry.

Year Two

Core Modules

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Microbial Growth and Genetics
  • Microbial Diagnostics
  • Immunology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Research and Development in Health Life Sciences
  • Software Applications
  • Introductory Biostatistics

Year Three

  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology - Upstream and Downstream Bioprocessing
  • Advanced Molecular Biology
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Environmental and Public Health Microbiology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Research Methods and Applications

Further Information

T: (01) 402 4562 or (01) 402 4925

E: biolsciences@dit.ie