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  Biomedical Science
 2 Years
 HND, Diploma
 Colombo

Biomedical Science examines the use of biological applications in the fields of medicine. It gives the knowledge about application of biological science in vast areas and it includes the application of new technology for disease diagnosis, developing new medicines and other technical knowledge which requires in many of the medical and industrial researches. It provides the students with the practical knowledge which is much require and related in the field with the appropriate theoretical knowledge.

Modules Covered

Year 1: Semester 1:

  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Human Physiology
  • Laboratory techniques

Year 1: Semester 2

  • Molecular Biology & Genetics
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Chemistry for Biology
  • Analysis of Scientific Information& Data

Year 2: Semester 3:

  • Pharmacology
  • Pathology laboratory Management
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Infectious disease

Year 2: Semester 4:

  • Histology &Hematology
  • Immunology
  • Quality assurance & Quality Control
  • Project

Assessment

The focus of HND is on practical knowledge; all units are evaluated through continuous assignments and assessments, projects built into the programme and tests for authentication of knowledge gained.

Tests and assignments are set up and evaluated by BCAS (approved centres of Edexcel ) within the framework provided by Edexcel . It is done not only to evaluate the Academic skills of the candidates but also incorporate the necessary arrangements to evaluate the ability and achievement of the common skills areas of the students. Common skills are an integral part of Edexcel philosophy.

Assignments, tests and their assessments are audited by Edexcel's External Verifiers continuously to maintain standards.

Edexcel has a strong quality assurance system which includes Quality Audit, External Verification and regular visits to the centers by UK and regional staff.

Entry Requirements

Three simple passes at GCE (A/L) in the Biology scheme including English and a Credit Pass in English at GCE (O/L)

Award (Diploma)

At the end of successful completion of all units you will be awarded (Conditions apply) with BTEC Higher National Diploma in Biomedical Science from Edexcel UK .
If the students complete only part of the programme , then he/she will be awarded with Higher National certificate (completing minimum 10 modules, conditions apply)

Career Prospects

Upon completion of the HND in Biomedical Science you can enter into direct final year of the degree in UK and other universities where you can go up to complete the MD (Master of Doctor).

Completion of the HND programmes in Biomedical Science provides the knowledge and Skills needed in major research areas of biomedical Science. The candidates will be well qualified to pursue careers as laboratory technicians, research assistants, research Scientists, quality assurance executives, lecturers.  Also, you can pursue careers in the expanding drug manufacturing industries, chemical manufacturing companies.

Applications

All applications should be submitted to the Administrative Officer of the respective centre directly or through post/email ( admissions@bcas.lk ). You can collect the application form at the respective centre or one can be download here ( www.bcas.lk ).

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