Higher Diploma in Science in Medical Science
Applications are open for September 2024.
Medical scientists work in the health care system and provide a crucial service that contributes to the diagnosis and prognosis of disease as well as guiding treatment. The Higher Diploma in Medical Science is a graduate programme aimed specifically at medical laboratory assistants with a degree in science (see Entry Requirements under course details) who wish to obtain a qualification that will allow them to work as medical scientists. This CORU approved programme provides an alternative route for qualification as a medical scientist to the traditional BSc Medical Science/BSc Biomedical Science routes. Delivery will be blended (a mixture of online and face-to-face delivery) to suit those in full-time employment. There is a requirement in Year 2 that the student completes 1000 hours of Practice Placement. You can check out the course brochure here.
Galway City, Dublin Road
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Application closing date
31st May 2024
Why Study this course?
The programme has been designed with a mixture of online and face-to-face delivery to suit laboratory assistants that are currently in employment and that do not live in Galway.
Practice placement is integrated in the programme and is undertaken as a single block in the second year of study.
This programme is CORU approved. Graduates of the programme are deemed to meet the standards of proficiency of the profession and are eligible to register as Medical Scientists."