BSc in Biomedical Science

BSc honours degree in Biomedical Science

BSc honours degree in Biomedical Science

What is Biomedical Science?

Biomedical Science is the term used for the investigations carried out by Biomedical Scientists on samples of tissue and body fluids to diagnose disease and monitor the treatment of patients. Biomedical Scientists work in partnership with doctors and other health healthcare professionals in investigating samples of tissue and body fluids in order to diagnose disease and monitor patient treatments. Biomedical Science is a continually changing dynamic profession and involves study of the diverse areas of medical science including Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cellular Pathology, Haematology and Transfusion Science. It provides training in cutting edge technologies to facilitate investigation of disease and medical research.

BSc honours degree in Biomedical Science

Biomedical Sciences include education and training in areas such as Haematology and Transfusion Science, Clinical Biochemistry, Medical Microbiology and Cellular Pathology and prepare the student for a career in laboratory medicine and related areas in the health-care industry and biopharmaceutical industry. The degree is offered jointly by University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology. There are thirty places available on the honours degree course in Biomedical Science and entry is via the CAO, entry code CR320. 

The degree course, in conjunction with a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Laboratory Practice, is accredited by the Academy of Medical Laboratory Sciences (AMLS), which enables graduates to work as Biomedical Scientists in hospitals in Ireland. The degree course is also accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), which allows students to work as Biomedical Scientists in countries such as UK, Canada and Australia.

For further details, please see the Admissions' Office information for the BSc honours degree in Biomedical Science programme and the College Calendar entry.

Brochure

Brochure-BSc Biomedical Science 2012 (1,089kB).

Careers in Biomedical Science

Most graduates work in hospital laboratories but some also work in the biopharma and allied industries or go on to pursue graduate courses such as taught Masters and PhDs.

Postgrad student putting slide onto microscope stage, also see nosepiece and objectives

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