Diploma in Biomedical Science

Behind every breakthrough is a team of slefless individuals.

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.

  • Classroom-based lectures and laboratory sessions.
  • Laboratory sessions conducted at an industrial laboratory.

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.

CSM Academy International, Singapore

Cell Biology

The wide variety of living organisms will be described and will include the distinction between prokaryotes and eukaryotes, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, plant cells, animal cells and viruses. The cellular basis of all living organisms is one of the characteristics that define life. The module will consider cell types, cellular evolution, ultrastructure and function and, in addition, relate cell types and cell actions to infection and health matters.

Introductory to Anatomy & Physiology

Human physiology is the science of the mechanical, physical and biochemical functions of humans in good health, their organs, and the cells of which they are composed. Physiology focuses principally at the level of organs and systems. Most aspects of human physiology are closely related to corresponding aspects of animal physiology, and animal experimentation has provided much of the foundation of physiological knowledge.

Anatomy and physiology are closely related fields of study. Anatomy (the study of formation and physiology; the study of function, are intrinsically tied and are studied in tandem as part of a medical/biomedical curriculum. This module introduces the students to the anatomy of the human body and explains the ways in which the body systems carry out distinct, coordinated and important functions.

In this module, students will study basic anatomy, the skeletal system, the muscular system, the nervous and sensory systems and the endocrine system.

Introductory to Biochemistry

This module introduces the student to the processes and components which make up life at the molecular level. The basic structures of the key important molecules will be described and will include the proteins, the nucleic acids, the lipids and the carbohydrates. The structures will be closely related to
biological function in later modules which in turn will help in the understanding of normal and disease states.

Introductory to Microbiology

Microbiology is the study of organisms – bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa, and viruses – that are too small to be seen with the naked eye. Not all micro-organisms are beneficial. For example, one-third of the world’s population dies from infections (e.g. AIDS affects more than 40 million individuals worldwide), the foot and mouth epidemics, the emergence of avian influenza (bird flu), with its high mortality, bacteria are constantly evolving mechanisms enabling them to resist anti-microbial agents used to treat
infections, driving the quest for new antibiotics.

Microbiology is concerned not only with pathogenic microbes that cause disease but also the predominantly beneficial activities of microbes in the environment and their many biological applications. This module will introduce this fascinating topic which will be further developed in later modules.

Personal & Professional Development

This module will provide an introduction to a range (written and oral) skills, their analytical, design and critical thinking skills, and their innovation and entrepreneurial skills. Each of these key educational outcomes will be further developed through the other modules such that the Diplomates / Advanced Diplomates will be of value to the existing and emerging biomedical industries in Singapore and abroad.

Introductory Biomedical Science Specialisms

This module introduces the student to the different subdisciplines that comprise the specialist areas within the subject of Biomedical Sciences. The principal sub-disciplines include Clinical Chemistry, Haematology and Serology, Clinical Immunology and Pathology. Medical Microbiology, another major biomedical science specialism is covered in other modules.

In this module, the students will learn the broad nature and range of scientific areas of particular focus for each of these sub-disciplines and the way in which these are integrated in the hospital setting for patient diagnosis and health improvement.

Learning the terminology of the various specialisms will help the student to communicate effectively with a wide range of biomedical scientists and biomedical science laboratories.

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:

  • GCE ‘A’ level with at least 3 passes or equivalent or;
  • GCE ‘O’ Level holder with a minimum age of 30 years old at the point of application and eight years of working experience.


English Language Requirement:

• GCE ‘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

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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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