Biomedical science is the application of biology-based science to medical use. A biomedical scientist (or biomedical doctor) is a scientist educated in the field of biological science, especially in the context of medicine. The demand grows for highly skilled biomedical scientists capable of performing and analyzing a battery of technical procedures to screen, maintain and improve human health. Their role is to develop or improve treatments, vaccines, equipment, and techniques involving health care.
Sri Lanka research infrastructure is at the forefront of new developments in medicine (especially with private health care providers) and underpins much of the delivery of medical and related training at university level. Many Universities in the world offer Biomedical Science programmes to increase their scientific knowledge, and learn how to put it into practical use within medicine or related professions. Highly skilled Biomedical Scientist has an increasing demand in many countries around the globe to work at Universities, Research Institutes and Health Sector. Therefore, Sri Lanka needs biomedical programmes at any level to fulfill the requirements of the country.
Diploma in Biomedical Sciences: One Year Full Time with a minimum credit requirement of 120 credits, and
Higher Diploma in Biomedical Sciences: One Year Full Time with a minimum credit requirement of 120 credits.
Entry requirements to Diploma in Biomedical Sciences:
Minimum three “C” passes at G.C.E (A/L) Examination or London (A/L) Examination, including Biology and Chemistry. OR,
Minimum three “C” passes at G.C.E (A/L) Examination (Old Syllabus) including a Biology and Chemistry. OR,
GISM Foundation Programme (Successfully completed with B average) AND
Selection by an interview.
Entry requirements to Higher Diploma in Biomedical Sciences:
Those who have successfully completed the Diploma in Biomedical Sciences Sciences at GISM Campus are entitled to follow the Higher Diploma in Biomedical Sciences Programme.
Title of the Course
Diploma & Higher Diploma in Biomedical Sciences – Edinburgh Napier University Degree First year and Second year Pathway Programme
Students who complete GISM Diploma and Higher Diploma may enter third year of the Edinburgh Napier University, UK. GISM does not conduct the full Degree course but, on successful completion of this pathway programme for this major, students can apply for transferring to this University. Some papers offered at GISM Diploma and Higher Diploma courses may be changed in time in order to match with those at Edinburgh Napier University. If the student needs to enter this University directly, GISM International section provides support and necessary guidance for the application and visa procedure.
Awarding Body of Diploma & Higher Diploma
GISM, Sri Lanka
Class Schedule: Full time, Monday to Friday
|Diploma in Biomedical Sciences|
|Year||Semester||Module Code||Name of the Module|
|MBN.101||Life on Earth – 20 credits|
|MBN.102||Molecules and Cells – 20 credits|
|MBN 103||Basic Microbiology -20 credits|
|MBN 104||Introductory Physiology -20 credits|
|DLH.100||English and Communication Skill Development 1|
|DET.101||Computer Science 1|
|MBN 111||Plant Science – 20 Credits|
|MBN 112||Practical 1- Practicals in Microbiology – 20 credits|
|MBN 113||Practical 2- Practical Biology – 20 credits|
|DLH.100||English and Communication Skill Development 2|
|DET.101||Computer Science 2|
|Higher Diploma in Biomedical Sciences|
|Year||Semester||Module Code||Name of the Module|
|MBN. 201||Biology of Disease – 20 credits|
|MBN. 202||Biochemistry- 20 credits|
|MBN. 203||Physiology and Environment-20 credits|
|MBN. 204||Principles of Scientific Research|
|Semester 2||MBN. 211||Microbes and Man – 20 credits|
|MBN. 212||Practical- Biochemistry – 20 credits|
|MBN. 213||Research Project Proposal- 20 credits|
Note: The first number indicates the semester in which it is done. Second no. is specific to the module and the third no. indicate the no of credits. 1 credit is equivalent to 15 hrs. of theory or 30 hours of practical sessions. Thus a 2 credit course has 15 hours of theory and 30 hours. of practical sessions.
Studies at Edinburgh Napier University, U.K.:
Those who successfully complete the Diploma and Higher Diploma in Biomedical Science continue Studies at Edinburgh Napier University, the U.K. to enter into Third year of the Degree Programme.
Details of the full Biomedical Science degree programme is available at: http://www.courses.napier.ac.uk/BiomedicalScience_U74105.htm
The skills you gain will prepare you for work in a number of areas, including biomedical sciences, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology industries.
IELTS results of 6.0 is required (not less than 5.5 in each band) when transferring to the 3rd Year of the degree. IELTS support programmes and Overseas University Orientation programme are conducted at GISM Campus. GISM supports for applying visa and this service is free of charge.