INTRODUCTION: REAL LAB, REAL EXPERIENCE

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.

DURATION:

Full time: 8 months (3-hour lessons/day, 5 days/week)

Part-time: 12 months (5-hour lessons/day, 3 days/week)

DELIVERY MODE:

Classroom-based lectures and laboratory sessions.

Laboratory sessions conducted at an industrial

laboratory.

COURSE COMMENCEMENT:

January, April, July, October

Note:

– A minimum number of 15 students for the commencement of the class.

– Students are informed two weeks before the commencement of class.

COURSE DEVELOPER AND AWARDING BODY

CSM Academy International, Singapore

ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

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

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

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.

COURSE MODULE & SYNOPSIS

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
Cardio Technologist

Medical Technologist
Medical Technologist

Research Assistant
Research Assistant

Sales and Marketing personnel

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

For Diploma

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.

FEES

Application Fee
(Non-Refundable and non-transferable)

Local Students: S$50
International Students: S$600

Course Fee:

  • For local students: S$ 1,600.00 per module totalling to S$ 9,600.00 (6 modules) – before GST
  • For International students: S$10,500 (before GST)

Note:
Students are required to pay for the following miscellaneous fees on modules with lab sessions, details below:
– S$30 for Lab Coat (before GST)
– S$150 for the material cost for modules with lab experiment (before GST)

Insurance Fees:
Fee Protection Scheme***: Subject to prevailing market rate
Medical Insurance Fee****: Subject to prevailing market rate

*** The Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) serves to protect
students’ paid fees.
**** It is compulsory for all local and international students to purchase medical insurance which is valid throughout their course of studies with the CSM Academy International. Local students (Singaporeans, PRs & Non-student’s Pass holders) may opt-out for this scheme if they can provide the proof of adequate medical insurance coverage in Singapore.

Note:
– Payment of fees is in Singapore Dollars.
– Payment method only by Cheque/ Nets/ Telegraphic Transfer

Miscellaneous Fees:
Please ask for a copy of the document from our Programme Executives or Recruitment Agents.