Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biomedical Science   DT204

  • Undergraduate
  • Level 8
  • 4 Years
  • Full-Time
  • Kevin Street
  • School of Biological Sciences
  • College of Sciences and Health

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What is Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biomedical Science?

This programme is primarily designed for those seeking a career as Medical Scientists in Hospital Laboratory Medicine. Graduates, however, are well qualified to seek careers in other areas of Biomedical Science and in related fields. The first two years of this programme are based in college. In the third year the student undertakes a clinical laboratory placement in a designated hospital pathology laboratory. At the end of this period the students are examined on their clinical laboratory placement year. This examination includes dissertations, a practical assignment to be presented in poster form and, in addition, an assessment of the professional competence of the students, based on their performance during their clinical laboratory placement. Students must satisfy this professional competence assessment to continue the programme. The final two years of the programme involve an integrated, advanced programme in Biomedical Science. The students are given the opportunity, in their fourth year, to select one of the specialist disciplines of Biomedical Science as a major and a second discipline as a minor and, in addition, undertake a research project in their final year. Applicants who hold a Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science awarded by Dublin Institute of Technology or, after 1990, by Cork or Galway-Mayo Institutes of Technology will be considered for entry to the fourth year of the programme.

External and/or Professional Details

Professional Body Accreditation:Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Irish Academy of Medical Laboratory Sciences

Students may be required to attend classes at locations across the Institute.

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