BACHELOR OF SCIENCE WITH HONOURS IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE


Awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

Full-time / Part-time
Overview

Cardiff Metropolitan University

With a long heritage of more than 150 years and an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching, Cardiff Metropolitan University (CMU) has since been committed to delivering high-quality education to students hailing from over 140 countries worldwide. Student-centered and industry-focused, CMU seeks to inspire students to enhance their theoretical and practical skills and reach for the stars through a large selection of quality-assured academic programmes. The University is also a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), and the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS).

Underpinned by its research-informed pedagogy and technology-enhanced learning, CMU has been a recipient of multiple distinguished awards over the years. Based on the International Student Barometer (ISB) Survey 2015, CMU was awarded the top University in the UK for overall international student support for six (6) times.

The University was then ranked the best university in Wales and 8th in the UK amongst 154 UK Universities for sustainability in the annual People and Planet University League – 2017. In 2018, 82.4% of the students at CMU also expressed satisfaction in the College's teachings – The Guardian News. And according to the 2019 League Table Ranking by The Complete University Guide, CMU is one of the top 80 universities in the UK.

For updated and accurate information of Cardiff Metropolitan University, please visit their website at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk

Programme Introduction

Unsurprisingly, many biomedical scientists are pushing the medical boundaries and making a positive contribution to the world with the help of medical science. The Bachelor of Science with Honours in Biomedical Science programme provides students with a coherent and in-depth comprehension of the occurrence of diseases and how they can effectively develop clinical treatments and preventions.

This extensive programme is designed with the intent to allow students to demonstrate sound knowledge of the nature and role of scientific method and research design as well as data analysis. In addition, students will be markedly proficient in the rationale and principles of qualitative and quantitative analytical methods used in the scientific investigation of diseases, including the validation and interpretation of results.

Upon successful completion, qualified students will be awarded the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Biomedical Science by Cardiff Metropolitan University. By earning this degree, it serves as a stepping stone for students to prepare themselves for the next chapter of their academic studies at a Master’s or Doctorate level.

DIMENSIONS International College is an approved academic partner of Cardiff Metropolitan University for the above programme.

Objective

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, genetics, cell and molecular biology, microbiology and immunology related to human health and disease.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the development and biology of disease at the cellular, biochemical and molecular level.
  • Explain the rationale and principles of qualitative and quantitative analytical methods used in the scientific investigation of disease, including the validation and interpretation of results.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the nature, and role of scientific method and research design and data analysis.
  • Appreciate the contribution of biomedical science to healthcare, modern science and the wider society.

Designed for

  • Candidates who intend to acquire higher level of knowledge and skills in the areas of biomedical sciences and subsequently progress into a higher academic qualification.
  • Candidates who are keen to understand the main principles of the human body and its functions.
  • Candidates who wish to lay the foundations of knowledge required to develop new cures and treatments for human disease.
Course Structure

Course Structure

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Biomedical Science consists of 17 modules.

Year 1

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Cell Biology & Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Infection and Immunity A
  • Laboratory Skills and Data Analysis
  • Personal and Professional Development A

Year 2

  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Physiology, Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Blood and Cellular Sciences
  • Personal & Professional Development B
  • Analytical, Research and Diagnostic Methods
  • Infection and Immunity B

Year 3

  • Biomolecular Analysis
  • Contemporary Topics in Biomedical Science
  • The Biology & Laboratory Investigation of Disease
  • Translational Research
  • Research Project

Course Outline

Year 1

  • Outline for Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Outline for Cell Biology & Genetics
  • Outline for Biochemistry
  • Outline for Infection and Immunity A
  • Outline for Laboratory Skills and Data Analysis
  • Outline for Personal and Professional Development A

Year 2

  • Outline for Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Outline for Physiology, Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Outline for Blood and Cellular Sciences
  • Outline for Personal & Professional Development B
  • Outline for Analytical, Research and Diagnostic Methods
  • Outline for Infection and Immunity B

Year 3

  • Outline for Biomolecular Analysis
  • Outline for Contemporary Topics in Biomedical Science
  • Outline for The Biology & Laboratory Investigation of Disease
  • Outline for Translational Research
  • Outline for Research Project

Scope of Study

Theoretical knowledge and practice of Biomedical Science

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials, discussions, researches and laboratory-based practical sessions

Commencement Date/Intakes

To check the dates of Programme Intake for 2019, please click here.
DIMENSIONS reserves the right to change the intakes at any time without prior notice.

Course Fees

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Full-time (Course Fee per year)

1. #Application Fee (Non – refundable) S$

500.00

2. Tuition Fee S$

18,800.00

3. Registration Fee For Overseas University S$

1,500.00

4. Administrative Fee S$

610.00

5. Examination Fee S$

900.00

6. Laboratory Fee S$

2,000.00

7. Course Material S$

1,050.00

8. #Medical Check-Up Fee S$

60.00

9. International Student Management Fee S$

500.00

10. #ICA Processing and Student’s Pass Fee S$

120.00

7% GST

S$

1,822.80

Total

S$

27,862.80

Part-time (Course Fee per year)

1. #Application Fee (Non – refundable) S$

100.00

2. Tuition Fee S$

14,000.00

3. Registration Fee For Overseas University S$

1,500.00

4. Administrative Fee S$

400.00

5. Examination Fee S$

900.00

6. Laboratory Fee S$

2,000.00

7. Course Material S$

980.00

7% GST

S$

1,391.60

Total

S$

21,271.60

# One-time Fee

Please click here for more information on the fees which are likely to be incurred during the students’ course of study. Students are expected to pay for the stipulated fee(s) incurred, if necessary.

Note 1: All miscellaneous fees are inclusive of 7% GST.
Note 2: Total course fees paid (except application fee and GST) by students are protected under the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS).
Note 3: All students must sign the Advisory Note to Student before signing the Standard PEI-Student Contract.
Note 4: The Standard PEI-Student Contract must be signed by the student prior to making course fees payments to DIMENSIONS.
Note 5: The course fees shown above are effective from 1st January 2019. DIMENSIONS reserves the right to make necessary amendments to the course fees without prior notice.

Payment Mode

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For further details, please contact your Admissions Officer at 6334 0600.

Duration

  • 36 months Institutional Training
  • Maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course is 72 months of Institutional Training, subject to the approval from Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

Opportunities for Further Education/Career Pathway

For career pathway, students can look forward to employment opportunities in these areas:

  • Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Genetics, Hematology, and Immunology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Research and Development

For study advancement, students may consider progressing to a Master’s Degree of relevant discipline in any Universities subject to their acceptance.

Notes:

  • Graduates progression pathway is subject to the respective Institutions’/Universities’ entry requirements at the point of application.
  • Foreigner’s application for jobs in Singapore is subject to the approval from the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore (MOM). DIMENSIONS DOES NOT GUARANTEE any success rate of approval.
Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Academic Level:

GCE A-Level with passes in at least three subjects at D Grade and above (including Mathematics and Science) or 3-year Senior High School Diploma or Foundation leading to BSc Science (Physics, Mathematics, Food Technology or Chemistry) or other Level 3 Diploma equivalent qualifications with related subjects.

  • Applicants with Diploma qualification in Science (including Biology and Chemistry) or a closely related area from an approved local Polytechnic may be considered for direct entry into the final (third) year

English Proficiency: IELTS score of at least 6.0 or pass the DIMENSIONS’ Certificate in Academic English Level 5 or pass the English Proficiency Test at equivalent level conducted by DIMENSIONS or obtain a minimum grade of C for English Language at the GCE O-Level. English proficiency may be considered to have been met and an IELTS score may not be required if applicant possesses a highest qualification where English was the sole medium of instruction.

Assessment & Awards

Class Periods

Full-time

Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 11.30am and/or 12.15pm - 3.15pm and/or 3.30pm - 6.30pm

3 hours per session. All specific programme schedules will be reflected in the timetable.

Part-time

Weekday (Monday to Friday)
Sessions will be conducted from 7.00pm to 10.00pm

and/or

Weekend (Saturday and/or Sunday)
Sessions will be conducted within 9.00am to 6.00pm

3 hours per session. All specific programme schedules will be reflected in the timetable.

Examination Period

Assessments in course and / or at the end of semester

Assessment Methods

Combination of examinations, practical reports, practical portfolio, presentations (group and individual), scientific research project and poster

Assessment Weighting

 Module Name  Assessment Methods (Weighting)
Human Anatomy & Physiology EXAM 1 – 1.5 hours (50%)
EXAM 2 – 1.5 hours (50%)
Cell Biology & Genetics EXAM 1 – 2 hours (50%)
WRIT 1 – 3000 words (50%)
Biochemistry EXAM 1 –  2 hours (50%)
PORT 1 – 3000 words (50%)
Infection and Immunity A EXAM 1 – 1.5 hours (50%)
PRAC 1 – 2 hours (50%)
Laboratory Skills and Data Analysis PORT 1 – 3000 words (100%)
Personal and Professional Development A WRIT 1 – Personal Development Portfolio (70%)
PRES 1 – 10 mins group presentation (30%)
Physiology, Pharmacology & Toxicology EXAM 1 – 2 hours (50%)
WRIT 1 – 2000 words (50%)
Molecular Biology and Genetics EXAM 1 – 2 hours on-line examination (50%)
PRES 1 – 15 min group presentation (50%)
Personal & Professional Development B WRIT 1 – 3000 words (50%)
WRIT 2 – 3000 words (50%)
Analytical, Research and Diagnostic Methods WRIT 1 – 2000 words (40%)
WRIT 2 – 3000 words (60%)
Infection and Immunity B EXAM 1 – 2 hours (50%)
WRIT 1 – 3000 words (50%)
Blood and Cellular Sciences EXAM 1 – 2 hours (50%)
WRIT 1 – 3000 words (50%)
Biomolecular Analysis EXAM 1 – 2 hours (50%)
WRIT 1 – 3000 words (50%)
Contemporary Topics in Biomedical Science EXAM 1 – 2 hours (50%)
PRES 1 – 10 min individual presentation (50%)
The Biology & Laboratory Investigation of Disease WRIT 1 – 6000 word (100%)
Translational Research EXAM 1 – 2 hours (50%)
PRES 1 – 15 min group presentation (50%)
Research Project WRIT 1 – 3000 words (20%)
WRIT 2 – 5000 words + lab book/performance (70%)
PRES 1 – Poster defence at “”Poster Day”” event (10%)

Assessment Grading Criteria

Following the University’s Generic Marking Criteria in 10 classifications evaluating a student’s Knowledge and Understanding, Intellectual / Cognitive Skills, Practical Skills and Transferable / Key Skills in terms of percentage

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Not more than 3 months after the final assessment
Note: All assessed marks shall be deemed provisional until such time they have been confirmed by an Awards Assessment Board of the Awarding Body.

Qualification Award

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Biomedical Science awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

Graduation Requirements

A “Pass” in all assessments of all modules

Teacher – Student Ratio

Average teacher-student ratio is 1:35
Note: The number of students in the classroom is subject to the maximum seating capacity.

Note 1: International Student must achieve at least 90% attendance rate (ICA Requirement).
Note 2: International Student must not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reason (ICA Requirement).
Note 3: Students who do not require ICA’s student’s pass must achieve at least 80% attendance rate.Our College only accept medical certificates as proof for absenteeism. Any other documents should only be accepted on a case-by-case basis with full justification and be acceptable by ICA.
Note 4: In the first week of studies, an induction session will be conducted. The students will be briefed by the Academic Staff on full details of the course including scheme of work, timetable, assessments and grading, assessment and exam dates and venue and many other academic matters.
Note 5: DIMENSIONS has the right to cancel a class/an intake if the minimum number of students enrolled is less than 10 for any programme per class. Students may enroll into a later intake, if any, or withdraw from course. (For refund, please refer to our Refund Policy).
Note 6: Students (both international and local) must achieve an attendance rate of 80% and above in order to qualify for examinations.