Biomedical Science is the science related to medical conditions - their causes, diagnosis (identification of disease) and treatment. Molecular diagnostics is the use and development of novel technologies to enable faster and more personalised diagnosis, often using DNA based approaches. This four-year full-time undergraduate programme is designed to bring students from the fundamental sciences to advanced diagnostics, product (test) design and development. The aim is to foster the development of technically competent, flexible graduates with practical problem solving abilities, bioentrepreneurship, generic and transferrable skills via a combination of coursework, work placement and research placement. A unique feature of the programme is the integration of diagnostic and analytical sciences with bioproduct design and development. The programme also includes modules in transferrable skills such as communications, basic programming, bioinformatics, bioentrepreneurship and bioindustry skills. In years three and four, semester-long work placements and research projects provide an invaluable opportunity to gain real life skills and experience, and to apply academic knowledge in a real-world setting.
BSc in Biomedical and Molecular Diagnostics
Dublin Institute of Technology