MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE (MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY)


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

Today, science is deeply interwoven in our daily lives and Biomedical Science is no exception. The Master of Science in Biomedical Science (Medical Biochemistry) programme is a fundamental threshold to help students recognise the importance of biochemical testing and its role in the diagnosis, prognosis, monitoring and screening of diseases.

This programme endows students with the exceptional calibre to critically analyse new developments and advances within a range of selected topics in the field of medical biochemistry. Furthermore, this set of analytical skills gives students the capacity to review and evaluate the objectives and limitations of a range of contemporary diagnostic systems employed within medical biochemistry to ensure that all clinical research and practices are based on sound evidences.

Upon successful completion, qualified students will be awarded the Master of Science in Biomedical Science (Medical Biochemistry) by Cardiff Metropolitan University. Graduates can work in a cutting-edge and meaningful career field with a myriad of job opportunities such as analytical chemist, biomedical scientist, clinical research associate, forensic scientist, and scientific laboratory technician.

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

Objective

  • Critically analyse new developments and advances within a range of selected topics in the field of medical biochemistry through hands-on laboratory training.
  • Identify the processes involved in the progression of human genetic disease.
  • Recognise the importance of biochemical testing and its role in the diagnosis, prognosis, monitoring and screening of disease.
  • 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 medical biochemistry 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 (Medical Biochemistry) consists of 7 modules.

  • Research Methods in Biomedical Science
  • Molecular Biology
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Immunology
  • Analytical and Diagnostic Techniques
  • Advanced Topics in Medical Biochemistry
  • Dissertation

Course Outline

  • Outline for Research Methods in Biomedical Science
  • Outline for Molecular Biology
  • Outline for Medical Biochemistry
  • Outline for Immunology
  • Outline for Analytical and Diagnostic Techniques
  • Outline for Advanced Topics in Medical Biochemistry
  • Outline for Dissertation

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.
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

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

  • 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:

  • Biotechnology
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • 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 (Medical Biochemistry), would normally be expected to possess an initial degree which include elements of the specialist option (Medical Biochemistry) 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 (Medical Biochemistry) 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: 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)
Research Methods in Biomedical Science Portfolio (100%)
Molecular Biology Assignment (50%),
Examination (50%)
Medical Biochemistry 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 a Contemporary Diagnostic System (50%)
Advanced Topics in Medical Biochemistry Case Study Presentation (50%),
Concise Critical Review of Journal Articles (50%)
Dissertation Literature Review (35%),
Academic Paper (50%),
Evidence of Laboratory Work (15%)

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 (Medical Biochemistry) 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.