If you are analytical and eager to learn about human health and disease, a career in biomedical science is for you.
With a Diploma in Biomedical Sciences (DBMS), you will learn how diseases develop and how to treat them at their root, setting you up for a rewarding career in the medical field. The course focuses on diseases of the human body, and, depending on your interests, you can choose to specialise in either Biomedical Research or Medical Laboratory Technology.
You will receive practical training in using powerful diagnostic technology in our state-of-the-art medical facilities, and industry attachments at institutions such as the National University of Singapore and A*STAR research laboratories will give you experience in performing cutting-edge research.
1. Biomedical Research
2. Medical Laboratory Technology
Biomedical science is a rapidly evolving profession, and DBMS graduates can look forward to rewarding careers in research, manufacturing, education, and
services in the medical and healthcare sectors. We will prepare you to take on roles such as:
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The course structure consists of general, discipline, and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component.
Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MC).
B102 Organisational Behaviour
G101 Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving
G107 Effective Communication
G905 Life Skills
A103 Anatomy and Physiology
A204 Anatomy and Physiology II
A222 Molecular and Cell Biology
A233 Pharmacology and Toxicology
A301 Laboratory Management
Choose one out of two specialisation tracks listed below.
Biomedical Research Track
A331 Cell Cycle and Oncology
A332 Structural Biology
A351 Medical Microbiology
Medical Laboratory Technology Track
A251 Medical Technology
A351 Medical Microbiology
A352 Diagnostic Pathology
A353 Clinical Chemistry
Select 1 module from the list below:
A202 Chemistry II
A205 Epidemiologic Methods
A224 Recombinant DNA Technologies
A252 Patient Care
A931 Industry Immersion Programme (20 MC)
Obtain a total of 4 modular credits from the prescribed range of modules offered by the schools in RP.
For a full listing of entry requirements, please click here.
To graduate with a Diploma in Biomedical Sciences, you must complete a total of 120 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete on average of five modules, or its equivalent, per semester.
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