In recent years there has been an increasing demand for medical laboratory diagnostic services and for the development of new services.
The Medical Science (Hons) programme is offered by Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.
This degree will provide students with a solid foundation in the basic sciences together with the skills and knowledge to practice medical laboratory science.
Graduates are specifically qualified to work in modern hospital laboratories and are involved in the investigation and diagnosis of medical conditions and disease.
This programme is one of only three of its type in the Republic of Ireland that are recognised by the Academy of Medical Laboratory Science as enabling graduates to practice as medical scientists in hospitals.
This course is also accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) in the United Kingdom.
Thus, successful completion of the academic programme and attainment of the IBMS ‘Certificate of Competence’ through completion of the IBMS registration training portfolio in an approved laboratory enables the student to apply for registration as a Biomedical Scientist by the Health Professions Council (HPC) and to then work as a Biomedical Scientist in the United Kingdom.
- Cell Biology
- Clinical Chemistry
- Cellular Pathology
- Microbiology Haematology and Blood Transfusion
- Molecular Biology
- Quality Management
- Medical Microbiology
- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Standard Level 8 entry requirements, including a laboratory science subject and an O5/H7 or better in Mathematics.
International6950 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6950 EUR per year during 48 months.
EU/EEA819 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 819 EUR per year during 48 months.
Student Contribution: euro 3,000
Living costs for Galway
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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