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DT204
Biomedical Science

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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Biomedical Science is the science related to medical conditions, their causes, diagnosis and treatment. Graduates from the DIT Degree in Biomedical Science may work as medical scientists or research scientists all over the world.

The degree provides multi-disciplinary training and clinical laboratory placement in all Biomedical Science disciplines, so that a graduate 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.

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There are many opportunities for Biomedical Science graduates in both diagnostic Pathology laboratories in the Health Service and in research laboratories.

Graduates of this degree have completed both the Clinical Laboratory Placement and honours degree in Biomedical Science, which are required for eligibility to practice as a medical scientist in Clinical Pathology (hospital) Laboratories in Ireland [Department of Health and Children Regulations].

This programme is one of only three of its type in the Republic of Ireland that are recognised by the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine (ACSLM) as enabling graduates to practice as medical scientists in hospitals.

This degree is also recognised for employment in Private Pathology and Research laboratories, and for Biomedical Science positions worldwide.



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