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Biomedical & Molecular Diagnostics / Diagnóisic Bhithleighis ┐Mhóilíneach

Course Title: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biomedical & Molecular Diagnostics

2022 CAO Points: 530

Leaving Certificate Requirements:

Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



Other Grade Requirements

At least H4 in one of: Physics, Chemistry, Physics and Chemistry, or Biology.

Additional Requirements:
Students enrolling on the course must undergo a Hepatitis B vaccination.

Mature Applicants:

Applications from mature students (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

English Language Requirements:

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website. Applicants for this course should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

Biomedical Science is the science related to medical conditions – their causes, diagnosis and treatment. Molecular diagnostics is the use and development of novel technologies to enable faster and more personalised diagnosis, often using DNA-based approaches.

A unique feature of the course is the way diagnostic and analytical sciences are integrated with bioproduct design and development. It also includes modules in transferable skills such as basic programming and bioinformatics.

Year 1 covers the core sciences and introduces you to Biomedical Science and Molecular Diagnostics. In Year 2, you’ll further study Biochemistry and Cell and Molecular Biology, together with modules in Biomedical Science disciplines as well as Bioinformatics and Biostatistics modules.

Work Placement

In Years 3 and 4, semester-long work placements and research projects provide an invaluable opportunity for you to gain real-life skills and experience, and to apply academic knowledge in a real-world setting.

In Year 3, you will undertake a 14-week professional work placement in an industry or research organisation, and also study Biosensor and Bioproduct Development, an integrated topic supported by modules in genetic engineering, pharmacology and toxicology and data analytics.

In the final year, you’ll study core modules in Molecular Diagnostic as applied to Microbiology, Oncology (Cancer) and Genetics, and in Point of Care Diagnostics, and will prepare for your future career with bio entrepreneurship and bioindustry skills.

Finally, in your final year, you’ll undertake a 12-week research project, based in TU Dublin, in industry laboratories/organisations, or national and international research centres (under the Erasmus/Socrates scheme).

Molecular diagnostics is the fastest-growing area of the in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) industry sector. You’ll be uniquely placed to tap into this rapidly growing market in commercial areas such as the in-vitro diagnostic industry.

  • Researcher
  • In Vitro Technician

Note: The course will not qualify you for membership of the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine (ACSLM) Ireland, which is required for practice as a medical scientist in Ireland.

  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Introduction to Biomedical Science & Molecular Diagnostics
  • Introduction to Histology, Anatomy & Physiology
  • Introduction to Infection & Immunity
  • Introductory Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics for Health Sciences
  • Physiology
  • Professional & Scientific Skills
  • Biochemistry of Metabolism
  • Bioinformatics for Biomedical Science
  • Biological Basis of Disease
  • Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Cellular Pathology/ Clinical Cytology
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Control & Integrative Physiology
  • Hematology
  • Introduction to Programming for Biology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Molecular Immunology
  • Professional Skills
  • Bioinformatics and Data Analytics
  • Biosensor Development & Bioproduct Development
  • Gene Therapy and Genetic Engineering
  • Molecular Immunology
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Professional Placement (Industry)
  • Bioentrepreneurship & Bioindustry skills
  • Chromosomal Diagnostic Genetics
  • Molecular Diagnostics in Microbiology
  • Molecular Oncology
  • Omics
  • Point of Care Diagnostics
  • Research Methods & Data Analysis
  • Research Project

Advanced Entry is not being offered for this course in 2023.

On graduation, you may be accepted on a wide range of taught master’s (MSc) courses or engage in research for an MPhil or PhD.

TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Science (Honours)


4 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Grangegorman


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