Biomedical Science / Eolaíocht Bhithleighis

Semester 1:  Classes take place in Kevin Street

Semester 2: Classes take place in Grangegorman, Central Quad

2020 CAO Points 524

Leaving Cert
Minimum Number of

Subjects

Higher

6

2H5's

Minimum Grade in

Maths

English OR Irish

O4/H7

O6/H7

 Other Grade Requirements 

At least H4 in one of: Physics, Chemistry, Physics and Chemistry, or Biology.
Additional Requirements:
Garda Vetting through TU Dublin Required – see tudublin.ie/gardavetting
Mature Applicants

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

Biomedical Science is the science related to medical conditions, their causes, diagnosis and treatment.

This programme provides multi-disciplinary training and clinical laboratory placement in all Biomedical Science disciplines, so that you may work in any of the following areas in pathology: Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Immunology, Clinical Cytology, Cellular Pathology, Haematology, Medical Microbiology, Molecular Diagnostics, and Transfusion Science.

Biomedical Science is the science related to medical conditions, their causes, diagnosis and treatment. This programme provides multi-disciplinary training and clinical laboratory placement in all Biomedical Science disciplines, so that you may work in any of the following areas in pathology: Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Immunology, Clinical Cytology, Cellular Pathology, Haematology, Medical Microbiology, Molecular Diagnostics, and Transfusion Science.

Year 1 covers the core sciences and introduces you to Biomedical Science. Year 2 includes Immunology, Cell and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, as well as a module in each of the five major diagnostic pathology biomedical disciplines.

In Year 3, you undertake a 30-week Clinical Laboratory Placement in a hospital pathology laboratory.

In your final year, you study core modules in Molecular Diagnostics, Professional Skills and Quality Systems, and Research Methods and Data Interpretation, and select two further modular options from Clinical Chemistry, Cellular Pathology, Haematology, Transfusion Science, Medical Microbiology and Clinical Immunology.

You then undertake a 12-week research project, hosted in a hospital pathology laboratory, a national reference site, an international research centre (under the Erasmus/Socrates scheme) or in a research facility in TU Dublin.

Study Abroad Opportunities

In final year, you may elect to undertake a 12-week research project in an international research centre (under the Erasmus/Socrates scheme). The School of Biological Sciences currently has the following EU partners for Research Project Placement: Belgium – Gent University, KU Leuven,and Odisee University College; France – University of Lille and University of Limoges; Portugal – University of Coimbra; Spain – University of Navarra, and Sweden – University of Gothenburg, Karolinska Institute and Uppsala University.

Work Placement

In Year 3, you will undertake a 30-week Clinical Laboratory Placement in a hospital pathology laboratory. You thus will have completed both the Clinical Laboratory Placement and an honours degree in Biomedical Science, required for eligibility to practise as a medical scientist in clinical pathology laboratories in Ireland.

Professional Accreditation

This degree, which is accredited by both the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine (Ireland) and the Institute of Biomedical Science (UK), is recognised for employment in both public and private pathology and research labs, and Biomedical Science positions worldwide.

There are many opportunities for Biomedical Science graduates in both diagnostic pathology laboratories in the Health Service and in research laboratories. You would be eligible to work as a medical/biomedical scientist in clinical diagnostic pathology laboratories in Ireland, the UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
Medical Scientist, Pathology Lab Technician

Graduate Employers
  • HSE
  • In vitro diagnostic companies
  • Private hospital laboratories
  • Research laboratories

Semester 1 & 2

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Introduction to Infection & Immunity
  • Physics for Health Sciences

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Biomedical Science                                                                                                                                     
  • Introduction to Histology, Anatomy & Physiology
  • Mathematics for Health Sciences
  • Professional & Scientific skills

Semester 2

  • Biostatistics for Health Sciences
  • Organ System Physiology

Semester 1 & 2

  • Biological Basis of Disease
  • Professional & Research Skills

Semester 2

  • Biochemistry of Metabolism
  • Bioinformatics for Biomedical Science
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Control & Integrated Physiology
  • Molecular Immunology

Semester 2

  • Cellular Pathology/ Clinical Cytology
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Haematology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Transfusion Science

         

Semester 1 & 2

Professional Placement in a Hospital Laboratory (30 weeks)

Professional Practice

Semester 1 & 2

  • Professional Skills and Quality Systems
  • Research Methods & Data Interpretation

Semester 1

  • Molecular Diagnostics

Select two of the following modular options:

  • Cellular Pathology
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Haematology & Transfusion Science and Haematology
  • Haematology & Transfusion Science and Transfusion Science
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Molecular Immunology & Clinical Immunology

Semester 2

  • Research Project (12 weeks)

Exit Awards:

Exit after 3 years:Complete 4 years:

Award:

Level 7 Bachelor of Science (Ord)

Award: 

Level 8 Bachelor of Science (Hons)

On graduation, you may also proceed to postgraduate studies leading to the award of MSc, MPhil or PhD at research institutes and universities worldwide.

TU Code

TU867

Level

Level 8

Award

Bachelor of Science (Hons)

Duration

4 years

Number of Places

40

Location

City Centre: Grangegorman

Fees

EU Fees

Non-EU Fees

Contact Us

School Office

Contact Us

Programme chair, Frank Clarke