Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biomedical Science

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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biomedical Science

Cork Institute of Technology
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Biomedical Science is the term for the investigations carried out by Medical Scientists on samples of tissue and body fluids to diagnose disease and monitor the treatment of patients.

This Honours Degree course is offered jointly by Munster Technological University (MTU) Cork and University College Cork. Medical Scientists work in partnership with doctors and other healthcare professionals to perform many different roles in medical laboratories. 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 state-of-the-art technologies to facilitate investigation of disease and medical research.

Admission Requirements

For admission to a programme, standard applicants must

  • score the necessary CAO points and
  • meet the minimum entry requirements

Leaving Certificate in six subjects i.e. H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects. The six subjects must include English, Irish, Mathematics, and a Laboratory Science Subject*.

*A H4 must be obtained in a Laboratory Science Subject (from Chemistry, Physics, Biology, or Physics & Chemistry (joint)).

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Biomedical Science prepares the student for a career in laboratory medicine and related areas in the health-care industry and biopharmaceutical industry. Biomedical Science graduates work as Medical Scientists in hospitals, and in research, the biopharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, public health and sales and marketing of medical products.

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