Biomedical Science via distance learning (MSc)
Biomedical Science via distance learning (PgCert)

College of Science

Course overview

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MSc: the objective of this two-year course is to introduce students to an interdisciplinary approach to research, which utilises technologies and skills from a wide spectrum of scientific, engineering and clinical disciplines to address fundamental questions originating in biology and medicine. Course contributors include senior academics, industry experts, and scientists who are actively engaged in research in all areas of biomedical science and engineering.

PgCert: the objective of this one-year programme is to introduce students to an interdisciplinary approach to research, which utilises technologies and skills from a wide spectrum of scientific, engineering and clinical disciplines to address fundamental questions originating in biology and medicine. Course contributors include senior academics, industry experts and scientists who are actively engaged in research in all areas of biomedical science and engineering.

Key facts

Entry requirements

Candidates must hold at least a Second Class Honours Level 8 Primary degree in a related subject area (Science, Engineering, Technology, Maths) or hold a Primary degree in a related area without honours (which is acceptable to College) and have three years relevant practical experience in the subject area. IELTS score of 6.0+ (with not less than 5.5 in any one component).

Duration: 2 years, part-time (MSc)
1 year, part-time (PgCert)

Next start date: September 2014

ECTS weighting: 90 (MSc) | 30 (PgCert)

Average intake: Available places

Closing date: Please refer to the review/closing date webpage.

Mode of study: Taught

Course outline

MSc: modules offered include molecular and cellular biology, anatomy, biomaterials, laboratory techniques, innovation and technology transfer, biomechanics, tissue engineering, molecular medicine, applied pharmacology and toxicology, monitoring for health hazards at work, lasers, stereology. Aimed at individuals employed in the biomedical device and pharmaceutical sectors, this course has been developed to meet the needs of working graduates who wish to upskill or to change career direction. Students attend lectures once every five weeks, with distance learning supported by the Echo 360 lecture capture and Blackboard technologies. For further details of the course see http://ncbes.nuigalway.ie/education.aspx and course blog at http://www.mscbiomedicalscience.blogspot.com/.

 

PgCert: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Innovation and Technology Transfer, Gross Anatomy, Histology, Biomaterials, and a practicals module.

Applications and selections

Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre(PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.

Who teaches this course?

Click here to download document profiling staff contributing to the MSc programme.

Requirements and assessment

Continuous assessment via assignments throughout the year and exams in January and June. Mini-thesis submission (MSc only).

PAC code

GYS19 (MSc)
GYS20 (PgCert)

Fees for this course

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