BACHELOR OF SCIENCE WITH HONOURS IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE


Awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

Full-time / Part-time
Overview

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Located in a vibrant European capital city, Cardiff Metropolitan University is a thriving and modern university. Integral to the city of Cardiff for more than 150 years, they continue to invest in their students’ future with a focus on student employability and enhancing the student experience; providing education and training opportunities of the highest quality to students from over 140 countries worldwide.

Cardiff Metropolitan University is a research and business orientated university. Research is at the heart of Cardiff Met and its Schools, engaging in research that is at the interface of new knowledge creation and its application. With an excellent track record in applied research, supported by a strong base of expertise and advanced scholarship, the University’s research has direct application in business, industry, the professions and the community at large.

Cardiff Metropolitan University is proud to educate students from over 140 countries worldwide and be associated with a number of high-calibre partners in the UK and internationally.

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 20 modules.

Year 1

  • Key Skills & Concepts for Biomedical Science
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Cell Biology & Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Experimental Data Analysis
  • Personal and Professional Development A

Year 2

  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Physiology, Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Principles & Practice of Cellular Sciences
  • Principles & Practice of Genetic Sciences
  • Personal & Professional Development B
  • Analytical & Research Methods
  • Principles & Practice of Infection Sciences
  • Principles & Practice of Blood Science

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 Key Skills & Concepts for Biomedical Science
  • Outline for Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Outline for Cell Biology & Genetics
  • Outline for Biochemistry
  • Outline for Infection and Immunity
  • Outline for Experimental Data Analysis
  • Outline for Personal and Professional Development A

Year 2

  • Outline for Molecular Cell Biology
  • Outline for Physiology, Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Outline for Principles & Practice of Cellular Sciences
  • Outline for Principles & Practice of Genetic Sciences
  • Outline for Personal & Professional Development B
  • Outline for Analytical & Research Methods
  • Outline for Principles & Practice of Infection Sciences
  • Outline for Principles & Practice of Blood Science

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 2018, 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$

510.00

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$

1,815.80

Total

S$

27,755.80

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$

300.00

5. Examination Fee S$

900.00

6. Laboratory Fee S$

2,000.00

7. Course Material S$

980.00

7% GST

S$

1,384.60

Total

S$

21,164.60

Miscellaneous Fees

1. Loss of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only)

:S$

278.20

2. Renewal of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only)

:S$

128.40

3. Administrative Fees for Extension / Replacement of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only)

:S$

535.00

4. Additional Book Fee Per Book

:S$

107.00

5. Appeal for Result Fee Per Module

:S$

160.50

6. Academic Status Certification Fee Per Certification Letter

:S$

53.50

7. Late Payment Fee

:S$

107.00

8. Documents Courier Services Fee Per Delivery

:S$

53.50

9. Re-enrolment Fee

:S$

535.00

10. Course Deferment Fee

:S$

374.50

11. Graduation Ceremony Fee

:S$

Subject to University / DIMENSIONS’ prevailing charges

12. Re-assessment Fee Per Module

:S$

481.50

13. Re-take Fee Per Module

:S$

3,210.00

# One-time Fee

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 2nd April 2017. 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: 9.30am – 12.30pm and/or 1.45pm – 4.45pm
5 sessions per week, 3 contact hours per session

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
1-2 sessions per week, 3 contact hours per session

Examination Period

Assessments in course and / or at the end of semester

Assessment Methods

Module Name Assessment Methods (Weighting)
Key Skills & Concepts for Biomedical Science Microbiology Test (closed book) (30%),
Practical Portfolio (50%),
Summarising/Referencing Assignment (10%),
Group Presentation (10%)
Human Anatomy & Physiology Test 1 (closed book) (50%),
Test 2 (closed book) (50%)
Cell Biology & Genetics Practical Write-up / Problem-Solving Exercise (50%)
Examination (closed book) (50%)
Biochemistry Practical Portfolio (50%),
Examination (closed book) (50%)
Infection and Immunity Practical test (open book) (40%),
Examination (closed book) (60%)
Experimental Data Analysis Report (100%)
Personal and Professional Development A Personal Development Plan (100%)
Molecular Cell Biology Group Presentation (50%),
Examination (closed book) (50%)
Physiology, Pharmacology & Toxicology Examination (closed book) (100%)
Principles & Practice of Cellular Sciences Laboratory Report (33%),
Examination (closed book) (67%)
Principles & Practice of Genetic Sciences Laboratory Report (33%),
Examination (closed book) (67%)
Personal & Professional Development B Application (70%),
Presentation (30%)
Analytical & Research Methods Research Methods and Governance Assignment (30%),
Statistics Assignment (35%),
Analytical Methods Assignment (35%)
Principles & Practice of Infection Sciences Laboratory Report (33%),
Examination (closed book) (67%)
Principles & Practice of Blood Science Laboratory Report (33%),
Examination (closed book) (67%)
Biomolecular Analysis Assignment (50%),
Examination (closed book) (50%)
Contemporary Topics in Biomedical Science Individual Presentation (50%),
Examination (50%)
The Biology & Laboratory Investigation of Disease Case Studies Report (100%)
Translational Research Group Presentation (40%),
Examination (closed book) (60%)
Research Project Dissertation and Lab Work (70%),
Assignment (20%),
Poster (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 term 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.