Advanced Diploma in Biomedical Science

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The Diploma and Advanced Diploma programmes in Biomedical Science have been designed for students to benefit from state-of-the-art knowledge and skills, with critical thinking and focused training on innovation. Design thinking that will be of value to the existing and emerging biomedical industries in Singapore, the rest of the Asian market and beyond.

The programme aims to provide knowledge and experience leading to career opportunities in a wide array of areas including biomedical, pharmaceutical, environmental monitoring, public health, agrochemical and food sectors. With the increased importance of globalisation of education and training, these programmes will incorporate, where appropriate, issues of global significance.

To best match, the needs of industry in this area, the Diploma in Biomedical Science have a significant focus on skills development and employer-led, industry-required knowledge acquisition in areas such as technology and knowledge exchange, IPR, entrepreneurship, health & safety, marketing, growth strategies and innovation, to be presented and developed through business planning exercises, simulations and relevant case studies.

COURSE INFORMATION

Part Time

12 months

5 Hours a Day / 3 Days a Week

Full Time

8 months

3 Hours a Day / 5 Days a Week

Intake Schedules

January, April, July, October

Course Commencement

Minimum of 15 registered students to commence.
Students will be informed two weeks before the start of class.

A combination of examinations, critical analysis and synthesis of laboratory reports, abstracts, business planning exercises, simulation and case studies will be among the assessment tools.

Note:

In case students fail the main examination of a particular module, they are allowed to sit for “one” supplementary assessment with payment of the appropriate fee*. Students are to re-take the module, should they fail in the supplementary assessment. Modules are independent of each other.

* Refer to the Miscellaneous Fees

Students must complete and pass all six modules each for the Diploma and Advanced Diploma program to be awarded a Diploma in Biomedical Science

Science and Advanced Diploma in Biomedical Science respectively. Attendance requirement for local students is 75% and 90% for international students in any month of the course.

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Microbiology

This module will extend the knowledge of microbiology from the introductory module by relating structure and function. Topics to be covered will include bacterial growth and death and methods for the isolation and characterism of micro-organisms.

This module covers the comparison of methods for measuring bacterial growth and for controlling said “growth” includes antibiotics, disinfectants, ultraviolet light and pasteurisation. A topic of high importance in modern biomedical

science relates to how genetic information exchanged. Introducing the students to the concepts of conjugation, transformation and transduction.

Physiology

Building on the structural aspects of anatomy and physiology developed in the introductory module, this module will extend the study of human physiology to deal with the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system, the digestive system, the urinary system and the reproductive system. 

In dealing with these topics, other modules such as biochemistry metabolism and genetics integrated into appropriate parts of the module. Such cross-referencing will help the students to acquire a more holistic view of the biomedical science discipline.

Biochemistry

The primary focus for this module will be to relate the structures of the biological molecules to cellular function. The key aspects of the organisation and regulation of metabolic pathways will be described and will include glycolysis, the TCA cycle, the electron transport chain and oxidative phosphorylation.

This module also covers the mechanisms for energy storage and biosynthesis of such molecules such as glycogen, glucose, fatty acids, lipids and amino acids. 

The biological functions of the nucleic acids further developed through a study of the molecular mechanisms for replication, transcription and translation.

In terms of the main functions of proteins in biological systems (in vivo and in vitro), students introduced to the topics of enzymology and enzyme kinetics.

Genetics & Molecular Biology

This module provides an introduction to the subject of genetics and introduces a range of modern molecular biology concepts & techniques. General molecular biology, molecular biology of genetic diseases, and the use of molecular biology for biomedical applications are addressed.

Students are given a thorough introduction to the principles of sequence analysis and how these techniques have revolutionised all areas of molecular biology.

The main focus of this module is the technique of PCR. This module delivers a series of lectures and tutorials that allow students to gain insight into the theoretical aspects of molecular biology.

A series of laboratory practical sessions will introduce the basic techniques that lie at the heart of modern molecular biologies such as DNA purification, PCR, restriction digestion, control of gene expression and nucleic acid/protein analysis via agarose and SDS PAGE gels.

Employment opportunities include technical posts in a variety of biomedical science specialists laboratories within the hospital environment (haematology, medical microbiology, clinical biochemistry, pathology, etc.) or technical posts within pharmaceutical companies or research groups (academic and industrial), for example:

  • Cardio Technologist
  • Medical Technologist
  • Research Assistant
  • Sales and Marketing Personnel for Health Sector

The topics covered by the curriculum are sufficiently broad, which allows students to also diversify into allied disciplines like biological sciences, biotechnology and life sciences.

Our students will also have the relevant knowledge and skills to consider further education and training in a range of health-related programme such as physiotherapy, radiography, nursing.

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Diploma in biomedical science awarded by local
    polytechnic, CSM Academy International or
    other relevant Diploma holders

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS with a minimum overall band of 5.0
    or
    ‘A’ Level pass in English or equivalent.

Local Students

International Students

Application Fees

Application Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

$50

$600

Course Fees Per Module

The fees required for each module.

$1,600

$1,750

Full Course Fees

The full fees for 6 Modules

$9,600

$10,500

  • Above amounts are in Singapore Dollars, and are exclusive of GST.
  • Application Fees refer to the price that the student pays the school for the sole purpose of processing the application and admission requirements.
  • Local Student refers to Singaporean Citizens, Permanent Residents, Employment Pass or Dependant Pass Holders.
  • For course fee refunds policy, please refer to the Student Handbook.

Application Fees

Application Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Local Students

$50

International Students​

$600

Course Fees Per Module

The fees required for each module.

Local Students

$1,600

International Students​

$1,750

Full Course Fees

The full fees for 6 Modules

Local Students

$9,600

International Students​

$10,500

  • Above prices are in Singapore Dollars, and the amounts are before GST.
  • Local student refers to Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, Employment Pass or Dependant Pass Holders.

Insurance Fees

Fee Protection Scheme
  • Under Edutrust Certificate Scheme stipulated by Committee for Private Education (CPE), the student’s fee must be protected.
  • Serves to protect students’ paid fees.
  • Subject to prevailing market rate

Medical Insurance Fee
  • Subject to prevailing market rate
  • Local and International Students are to purchase medical insurance valid throughout their course of studies with CSM Academy International.
  • Local Students (Singaporeans, Permanent Residents & Non-student’s Pass Holders) may opt-out of this scheme if they can provide proof of adequate medical insurance coverage in Singapore.

Payments

  • All Payments of fees are in Singapore Dollars.
  • Amounts presented above are exclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Payment Methods

Cheque
Telegraphic Transfer
NETS
PayNow

To begin your application process, please click the Apply Now! button below, or find the application form found on this page.

Documents
Please prepare screenshots, scans, or digital copies of your personal documents as they may be required to be uploaded to the application form, such as your NRIC, Working Pass, Student Pass, Passport, Diploma, Certificate or Transcript of Records (where they apply), etc. 

Application Fees
Your application fee for this course must be paid prior to submission of the form. Payment details will appear as you go through with the application form. Application Fees are non-refundable.

After Submission
A representative from CSM Academy International will contact you shortly after submission to assist you further into the application process. 

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