Prospective Students

Prospective Students

Prospective Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum Higher C3 in two subjects in the Leaving Certificate, one of which must be in a laboratory science subject taken from: Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Physics-with-Chemistry (joint). In addition, applicants must have passed four further Leaving Certificate subjects at Higher or Ordinary Level, including Mathematics, English and Irish. Agricultural Science is accepted as a subject and attracts CAO points, but does not meet the requirement for the Laboratory Higher C3 subject. In addition, students must have the requisite points for entry onto the course.

What Will You Be Studying?

First Science

Introduction to Biomedical Science I & II (5 credits each) • Cell Biology • Creativity, Innovation & Teamwork (5 credits) • Health Science (5 credits) • Human Biology (5 credits) • Biological Chemistry I & II (5 credits each) • Calculus for Science I & II (5 credits each) • Physics for Biomedical, Environmental, Food and Nutritional Sciences (10 credits).

Second Science

Introductory Molecular Biology (5 credits) • Professional Practice (5 credits) • Bioanalytical Science (5 credits) • Introduction to Clinical Biochemistry (5 credits) • Haematology and Transfusion Science (5 credits) • Mammalian Cell and Tissue Structure (5 credits) • Biomolecules (5 credits) • Principles of Metabolic Pathways (5 credits) • Fundamentals of Microbiology (5 credits) • Principles of Microbiology (5 credits) • Introductory Physiology I & II (5 credits each).

Third Science

Pharmacology (5 credits) • Molecular Biology (5 credits) • Diagnostic Microbiology (5 credits) • Anaemia and Immunohaematology (5 credits) • Research and Professionalism (5 credits) • Medical Microbiology (5 credits) • Immunology: Host Response to Pathogens (5 credits) • Transmission and Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (5 credits) • Structural Biochemistry (5 credits) • Advanced Metabolism in Health Disease and Cancer (5 credits) • Cell Signalling (5 credits) • Cellular Pathology I (5 credits).

Fourth Science

Transfusion Science and Transplantation (5 credits) • Clinical Biochemistry (5 credits) • Quality Management Systems (5 credits) • Statistics in Biomedical Science (5 credits) • DNA Diagnostics and Medical Genetics (5 credits) • Haematology Disorders (5 credits) • Bioinformatics for Biomedical Science (5 credits) • Virology (5 credits) • Cellular Pathology II (5 credits) • Research Project (15 credits).

Download the 2021 MT871 BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science UCC/MTU brochure.

Work Placement

Work placement (clinical placement) is an optional postgraduate course. However, in order for graduates to be eligible to work as Medical Scientists they must complete clinical placement in a designated hospital laboratory, which necessitates a full academic year.

Biomedical Science

School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University College Cork (UCC)