Course Title: Biomedical Science (Joint Programme with CIT)
College: Science, Engineering and Food Science
Duration: 4 Years
Teaching Mode: Full-time
Qualifications: BSc (Hons)
NFQ Level: Level 8
Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2013/14 the Capitation Fee will be €155. Students entering this course will pay the the Student Contribution Charge to CIT.
Entry Requirements: HC3 in two subjects, and passes in four other subjects at H or O level in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, Mathematics and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes. A HC3 must be obtained in either Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Physics with Chemistry (joint).
Entry Points: 2012: 520. Points may vary from year to year.
Course Code: CR320
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.
The aim of this course is to educate the student in Biomedical Sciences including the state-of-the-art technologies used in hospitals and research laboratories. 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 course 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 is submitted for accreditation for recognition by the Academy of Medical Laboratory Sciences in Ireland, (www.amls.ie see also www.ibms.org) which enables graduates to work as Biomedical Scientists in hospitals in Ireland.
Year 1: Introduction to Biomedical Science I; Introduction to Biomedical Science II; Introduction to Cell Biology for Biomedical Scientists; Creativity, Innovation & Teamwork; Physics for Food, Nutritional & Environmental Sciences; Introductory Mathematics & Applied Mathematics; General & Inorganic Chemistry; Physical & Organic Chemistry; Introduction to Health Science; Introduction to Human Biology
Year 2: Introductory Physiology I & II; Introductory Molecular Biology; Mammalian Cell & Tissue Structure; Biomolecules; Principles of Metabolic Pathways; Fundamental Principles of Microbiology; Analytical Chemistry; Analytical Science & Instrumentation; Introduction to Clinical Biochemistry; Haematology & Transfusion Science
Year 3: Cellular Pathology; Pharmacology; Structural Biochemistry; Medical Microbiology; Immunology: Host Response to Pathogens; Molecular Biology; Advanced Metabolism; Cell Signalling; Diagnostic Microbiology; Haematology & Transfusion Science II; Transmission & Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases; Research Design & Statistics
Year 4: Transfusion Science III; Clinical Biochemistry and Endocrinology; Toxicology; Cellular Pathology II; Quality Management Systems for Biomedical Scientists; Statistics in Biomedical Science; Virology; DNA Diagnostics & Medical Genetics; Haematology III; Research Project
- Leaving Cert entry requirements: HC3 in two subjects, and Passes in four other subjects at H or O level in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, another language, Mathematics and two other subjects recognised for entry purposes.
- A HC3 must be obtained in Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Physics with Chemistry (joint).
- International Students should visit the International Education website.
EU Applicants: Application to the first year of the degree programme is made directly through the Central Applications Office (CAO). Applicants should apply on-line at www.cao.ie. The normal closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of entry.
This Course is offered jointly with Cork Institute of Technology www.cit.ie
In service training for one year following completion of the degree programmes.