MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE (CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY)


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

Interested to discover new medical breakthroughs for the cellular and molecular basis of human diseases? In our modern times, Biomedical Science plays an important role in improving the health and wellbeing of people worldwide and thence, the Master of Science in Biomedical Science (Cellular and Molecular Pathology) programme is exquisitely designed to help students develop a heightened degree of specialist knowledge and analytical skills that put them in high demand.

To fathom how the human body’s components work individually and collectively, this specialised programme aims to gear students up with the expertise to demonstrate an in-depth and systematic understanding as well as knowledge of Biomedical Science informed by current scholarship and research. On the other hand, students will be intensively exposed to the development, principles and applications of a range of techniques in cellular and molecular pathology.

Upon successful completion, qualified students will be awarded the Master of Science in Biomedical Science (Cellular and Molecular Pathology) by Cardiff Metropolitan University. Graduates can choose to pursue a doctorate or embark on their enriching career as a research scientist, molecular geneticist or cell biologist.

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

Objective

  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of current international research in cellular and molecular pathology.
  • Critically analyse the development, principles and applications of a range of techniques in cellular and molecular pathology.
  • Critically analyse the role of the biomedical scientist in the diagnosis and management of specific disorders.
  • Critically reflect on professional and ethical dimensions of their own practice, skills and competencies.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth and systematic understanding and knowledge of Biomedical Science informed by current scholarship and research.

Designed for

  • Fresh university graduates who intend to acquire higher level of knowledge and skills in the areas of biomedical sciences for study and career advancement.
  • Candidates who are keen to identify and understand the scientific mechanisms of cellular and molecular pathology to enhance human health and well-being.
  • Candidates who wish to lay the foundations of knowledge required to develop new cures and treatments for human disease.
Course Structure

Course Structure

Master of Science in Biomedical Science (Cellular and Molecular Pathology) consists of 7 modules.

  • Research Strategies and Innovation in Biomedical Sciences
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cellular and Molecular Pathology
  • Immunology
  • Analytical and Diagnostic Techniques
  • Advanced Topics in Cellular and Molecular Pathology
  • Research Project

Course Outline

  • Outline for Research Strategies and Innovation in Biomedical Sciences
  • Outline for Molecular Biology
  • Outline for Cellular and Molecular Pathology
  • Outline for Immunology
  • Outline for Analytical and Diagnostic Techniques
  • Outline for Advanced Topics in Cellular and Molecular Pathology
  • Outline for Research Project

Scope of Study

Theoretical knowledge and practice of Biomedical Science

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials, case studies and practical work/demonstration

Commencement Date/Intakes

To check the dates of Programme Intake for 2018, please click here.
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

1. Application Fee (Non – refundable)

S$

500.00

2. Tuition Fee

S$

19,800.00

3. Registration Fee For Overseas University

S$

3,500.00

4. Administrative Fee

S$

510.00

5. Examination Fee

S$

1,200.00

6. Laboratory Fee

S$

3,000.00

7. Course Material

S$

980.00

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$

2,111.90

Total

S$

32,281.90

Part-time

1. Application Fee (Non – refundable)

S$

100.00

2. Tuition Fee

S$

14,000.00

3. Registration Fee For Overseas University

S$

3,500.00

4. Administrative Fee

S$

300.00

5. Examination Fee

S$

1,200.00

6. Laboratory Fee

S$

3,000.00

7. Course Material

S$

980.00

7% GST

S$

1,615.60

Total

S$

24,695.60

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

14. Lab Fee for Research Project

:S$

Subject to DIMENSIONS’ prevailing charges

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 24th September 2018. 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

  • Full-time: 12 months Institutional Training
    Part-time: 15 months Institutional Training
  • Maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course is 36 months, subject to the approval from the 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
  • Cytology, Histopathology, and Reproductive Sciences
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Research and Development

For study advancement, students may consider progressing to a Doctoral 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:

  • An appropriate first or second class Biomedical Science or other related science degree from Cardiff Metropolitan University; or
  • An appropriate first or second class Biomedical Science, or other related science degree awarded by another degree awarding body; or
  • A non-graduate qualification which is deemed to be of a satisfactory standard for the purpose of Postgraduate admission.
  1. Exceptional Entry – Route 1 : Candidates for consideration under Exceptional Entry – Route 1 are non-graduates whose relative lack of formal qualifications (i.e. formal qualifications which marginally fall short of the normal minimum entry requirements) is compensated for by his/her age and relevant work experience provided that such candidates have held, for a minimum of two years, a responsible position in biomedical science or other related areas which is relevant to the scheme of study to be pursued.A student who elects to follow a specialist route of study, for example, Biomedical Science, would normally be expected to possess an initial degree which include elements of the specialist option to be studied, or a minimum period of two years’ experience in a responsible position in Biomedical science or other related areas which is relevant to the specialist option to be studied.
  2. Exceptional Entry – Route 2 : Any candidate for entry onto a Modular Master’s Degree who does not meet the requirements of either Normal Minimum Entry or Exceptional Entry – Route 1 must be considered via Exceptional Entry – Route 2.Exceptional Entry – Route 2 requires the relevant candidate details to be considered by the Regulations and Special Cases Committee. Nominations in regard to such candidates must be processed via the Academic Registrar and in sufficient time to be submitted to a convenient meeting of the Committee.Exceptional Entry – Route 2 candidates are those with a graduate or non-graduate qualification, which has not been recognized under normal minimum entry requirements or those candidates whose academic qualifications fall more than marginally short of the normal minimum entry requirements.

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

Module Name Assessment Methods (Weighting)
Research Strategies and Innovation in Biomedical Sciences Data Analysis Assignment (25%), Mock Grant Application (25%), Enterprise Proposal (50%)
Molecular Biology Practical Session and Assignment (50%), Examination (50%)
Cellular and Molecular Pathology Critical Review Essay (50%),
Examination (50%)
Immunology Poster Presentation (50%),
Examination (50%)
Analytical and Diagnostic Techniques Critical Review of Analytical Technique(s) (50%),
Critical Review of Diagnostic System (50%)
Advanced Topics in Cellular and Molecular Pathology Case Study Presentation (50%), Portfolio (Review of 3 Journal Articles) (50%)
Research Project Literature Review (35%), Academic Paper (65%) – comprising Laboratory Work (15%) and Scientific Paper (50%)

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

Master of Science in Biomedical Science (Cellular and Molecular Pathology) 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.