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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biomedical Science

BSc (Hons)
Programme Code: CR_SBISC_8
Mode of Delivery:Full Time
No. of Semesters:8
NFQ Level:8
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:240
programmeReviewDate:March 2022

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to demonstrate... :

PO1 Knowledge - Breadth
  (a) A detailed knowledge of the theory, principles and application of methods in biomedical science relevant to the areas of clinical biochemistry, medical microbiology, histopathology, haematology and transfusion science.
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) To acquire and evaluate current theory in the field of biomedical science through research, critical thinking and problem solving.
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) To discern and apply a wide range of techniques applicable to the different disciplines of biomedical science both in the clinical and research setting and to present their findings in written and oral forms.
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) To assess, evaluate and interpret clinical laboratory tests and results with a view to aiding in clinical diagnosis.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) To employ analytical and problem solving skills in a professional and accountable manner in a wide range of contexts, including research, within the areas of biomedical science.
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) To work proficiently and professionally as an individual, or as a member of a multidisciplinary healthcare team, to achieve accurate clinical diagnosis within a quality approved environment.
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) To access, evaluate and articulate knowledge of biomedical science with a view to fostering their own learning and the learning of others in a professional environment.
PO8 Competence - Insight
  (a) To appreciate the role of a Medical Scientist being cognisant of the professional and ethical requirements necessary to provide a quality pathology service within a healthcare system.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
CMOD6001 Creativity Innovation&Teamwork
CHEM6011 Biological Chemistry 1
BIOL6020 Intro to Biomedical Science 1
BIOL6008 Cell Biology
MATH6048 UCC Module Mathe MA1001

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
CHEM6009 Biological Chemistry 2
BIOL6021 Intro to Biomedical Science 2
BIOL6010 Introduction to Health Science
BIOL6012 Human Biology
PHYS6028 Physics
MATH6049 UCC Maths Module MA1002

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
BIOL7003 Biomolecules
BIOL7025 Cell and Tissue Structure
GENE7001 Molecular Biology Principles
BIOL7020 Principles Metabolic Pathways
BIOM7007 UCC MB2005
PHOL7001 Introductory Physiology 1 UCC
BIOL7031 Professional Practice

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
BIOM7008 UCC MB2006
BIOL7002 Bioanalytical Science
BIOL7007 Intro to Clinical Biochemistry
BIOL7012 Haematology and Transfusion
PHOL7002 Introductory Physiology 2 UCC

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
BIOL8021 Cellular Pathology I
BIOL8018 Structural Biochemistry UCC
BIOL8015 Anaemia and Immunohaematology
BIOM8008 Transmission and Epidemiology
BIOL8019 Cell signaling
CHEM8005 Pharmacology

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
BIOL8020 Advanced Metabolism UCC BC3002
GENE8002 Molecular Biology
BIOM8004 Diagnostic Microbiology
BIOM8005 Medical Microbiology
BIOM8007 Immunology
BIOL8024 Research and Professionalism

Stage 4 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
BIOL8022 Cellular Pathology II
BIOL8014 Haematology Disorders
BIOL8016 Clinical Biochemistry
BIOM8010 QMS for Medical Scientists
BIOM8006 Virology
BIOT8010 Bioinformatics for Biomedical

Stage 4 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
BIOM8011 Research Project
GENE8001 Molecular Diagnostics
BIOL8013 Transfusion & Transplantation
BIOL8017 Biomedical Statistics

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