Certificate in Biomedical Science

Behind every breakthrough is a team of selfless individuals dedicated in getting the job done.

The Certificate in Biomedical Science has been designed in such a way that students will benefit from state-of-the-art knowledge and skills, critical thinking and focused training on innovation and design thinking that will be of value to the existing and emerging biomedical industries in Singapore, the wider Asian market and beyond.

COURSE INFORMATION

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.

In an effort to best match the needs of industry in this area, the Certificate, Diploma and Advanced 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 – these to be presented and developed through business planning exercises, simulations and relevant case studies.

Part Time

4 months

3 Hours a Day / 3 Days a Week

Full Time

3 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.

Classroom-based lectures and laboratory sessions. Face-to-face mode of delivery.

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, shall they fail the supplementary assessment. Modules are independent of each other.

* Refer to the Miscellaneous Fees

Students must complete and pass all 3 modules each for the Certificate program to be awarded Certificate in Biomedical Science, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Biomedical Science respectively. Attendance requirement for local students is 75% and for international students is 90% in any month of the course.

CSM Academy International, Singapore

Fundamentals of Biomedical Science

This module aims to provide an overview and integrated approaches of biomedical science in the study of the human body, its structure and function in health and disease. Biomedical science requires an understanding of the basic human immune system, physiology, medical biochemistry, microbiology, infectious diseases, pharmacology, cell and molecular biology, and neuroscience. Students will gain basic theoretical and practical experience in our academy.

Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Cell Biology (IGMC)

This module focuses on the basic understanding and appreciation of life and life processes at the molecular and cellular level. Students explore cellular structures and processes and understand the structure and function of the DNA molecule.

Application of DNA in gene cloning, gene therapy will be studied. Topics on genetic code and the central dogma are also covered. The module also connects the concept of genes as the molecule of heredity and DNA as the genetic material. It also introduces the basic concepts of human genetics in relation to health and disease.

Understanding Human Health Disease (UHHD)

This unit connects the understanding of the human body in relation to several diseases processes. Most significant and crucial form of human diseases will be discussed in detail to provide an integrated approach with the aim to describe a broad range of knowledge and scientific principles as they apply to understand the cause of diseases.

Insight into the contribution of specific cell and organ properties and systems biology, for example, will be drawn upon to understand the effects of disease on the human body. Throughout the module, ethical principles and considerations that are of particular importance to research in Biomedical Sciences will be identified and discussed.

Employment opportunities include technical posts in a variety of biomedical science specialists laboratories within the hospital environment (hematology, 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 in Health Sector

The topics covered by the curriculum are sufficiently broad to allow students to also diversify into allied disciplines such as biological sciences, biotechnology and life sciences. Students would also have the relevant knowledge and skills to consider further education and training in a range of health-related programme (physiotherapy, radiography, nursing).

 

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • Obtained at least a C6 at GCE N levels in any subjects or equivalent.
  • NITEC in any disciplines.

English Language Requirement:

  • At least a C6 at GCE N level or Academic IELTS 4.5 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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