DIPLOMA IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE


Awarded by DIMENSIONS International College

Full-Time/Part-Time
Overview

Millions of people suffer from rare diseases these days. Is it possible to make a difference in fields related to medicine and healthcare today? If you would like to embark on a career in one of these fields, it is fundamental to attain a comprehensive grasp of the techniques used in biomedical science research and the theoretical knowledge required to understand cell biology, physiology, biochemistry and microbiology.

The Diploma in Biomedical Science programme is designed for learners who wish to obtain a thorough understanding of professional ethics and the relevance of biology to contemporary and ethical questions. Learners will also be exposed to the sound knowledge and understanding of the human anatomy as well as the mechanical, physical and biomedical processes that support the body’s functions.

Upon successful completion, qualified students will be awarded the Diploma in Biomedical Science by DIMENSIONS International College. Thereafter, they can choose to take up the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Biomedical Science programme offered by one of DIMENSIONS’ partner universities – Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Objective

  • To equip learners with a wide range of employability and transferable skills in order to be at the forefront of the biomedical sciences industry
  • To enable learners to actively demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of the medical principles of immunology, evolution of infectious diseases, and the systems of the human body

Designed for

  • O-Level graduates who are keen to attain specialised skills and knowledge in Biomedical Science.
  • Existing laboratory assistant, pharmacist technician and laboratory technician who desire to hone their skills and deepen their expertise.
Course Structure

Course Structure

Diploma in Biomedical Science consists of 6 modules.

Course Outline

  • Outline for Cell Biology: An Introduction
  • Outline for Anatomy and Physiology: An Introduction
  • Outline for Biochemistry: An Introduction
  • Outline for Microbiology: An Introduction
  • Outline for Biomedical Science Specialisms: An Introduction
  • Outline for Personal and Professional Development

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.
To check the dates of Programme Intake for 2020, 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

1. Application Fee (Non – refundable)

:S$

500.00

2. Tuition Fee

:S$

7,900.00

3. Administrative Fee

:S$

535.00

4. Examination Fee

:S$

600.00

5. Laboratory Fee

:S$

1,500.00

6. Course Material

:S$

600.00

7. Medical Check-Up Fee

:S$

60.00

8. International Student Management Fee

:S$

500.00

9. ICA Processing and Student’s Pass Fee

:S$

120.00

7% GST

:S$

862.05

Total

:S$

13,177.05

Part-time

1. Application Fee (Non – refundable)

:S$

100.00

2. Tuition Fee

:S$

7,900.00

3. Administrative Fee

:S$

500.00

4. Examination Fee

:S$

600.00

5. Laboratory Fee

:S$

1,500.00

6. Course Material

:S$

600.00

7% GST

:S$

784.00

Total

:S$

11,984.00

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

6 months Institutional Training
Maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course is 12 months

Opportunities for Further Education/Career Pathway

Students may consider pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Science or other options within this field of study.

Notes:
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 O-Level with passes in 2 subjects (Science and Elementary Mathematics) or equivalent qualifications.
English Proficiency : At least IELTS score of 5.5 or DIMENSIONS Certificate in Academic English (CAE) Level 4 or pass the English Proficiency Test at equivalent level conducted by DIMENSIONS or pass with at least a C Grade 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

Examination in course and/or at the end of semester

Assessment Methods

Assignments and/or examinations

Assessment Grading Criteria

Theory Component
A : (80 marks and above)
B : (70 – 79 marks)
C : (60 – 69 marks)
D : (50 – 59 marks)
F : Fail (49 marks and below)

Assessment Weighting
50% Examinations and 50% Assignment with exception of the following module:

  • Anatomy and Physiology: An Introduction: 100% Examination
  • Personal and Professional Development : 100% Personal Development Plan

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Not more than 3 months after the final assessment

Qualification Award

Diploma in Biomedical Science Awarded by DIMENSIONS International College

Graduation Requirements

A “Pass” in all modules
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.