Biomedical Science is the science related to medical conditions, their causes, diagnosis and treatment. Graduates from the DIT Degree in Biomedical Science may work as medical scientists or research scientists all over the world.
“The Degree in Biomedical Science offered here in DIT is accredited by both the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine [Ireland] and the Institute of Biomedical Science [UK].”
This dual accreditation ensures that graduates of the DIT degree are eligible to work as medical/biomedical scientists in Clinical Diagnostic Pathology Laboratories in Ireland, the UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
The degree provides multi-disciplinary training and clinical laboratory placement in all Biomedical Science disciplines, so that a graduate may work in any of the following areas in Pathology: Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Immunology, Clinical Cytology, Cellular Pathology, Haematology, Medical Microbiology, Molecular Diagnostics, and Transfusion Science.
What are my... Career Opportunities?
There are many opportunities for Biomedical Science graduates in both diagnostic Pathology laboratories in the Health Service and in research laboratories. Graduates of this degree have completed both the Clinical Laboratory Placement and honours degree in Biomedical Science, which are required for eligibility to practice as a medical scientist in Clinical Pathology Laboratories in Ireland [Department of Health and Children Regulations]. This degree is also recognised for employment in Private Pathology and Research laboratories, and for Biomedical Science positions worldwide.