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Diploma in Bio-Medical Science

Management & Science Institute (MSI)- Diploma in Biomedical Science programme is a platform for students to pursue their career path in biomedical, medicine or any health science related jobs, while introducing the student to relate to the latest development in the field emphasizing the need for research and development. The curriculum integrates knowledge, attitude and skill components to meet modern day challenges as professional biomedical students. The facilities at MSI include state-of-the-art facilities including modern well-equipped laboratories, libraries and spacious lecture rooms. A panel of well-qualified and experienced lecturers in the relevant industry serves as a mentor and guide to establish a student - lecture relationship that helps them through the academic year.

Biomedical Science is a relatively new field of education and is in very high demand. It includes the study of Chemistry, Biology, Genetics, Pathology, Anatomy, Biostatistics, pharmacology, Physiology, Toxicology, Immunology, Serology, Hematology, Medical Parasitological, Histology techninues. Medical Entomology and Laboratory Management. The Biomedical Science Diploma programme at MSI Colombo is a great advantage to students pursuing future career in healthcare and allied services. In addition students are exposed to both diagnostic and clinical aspects in the curriculum which is of a great advantage for their future endeavors.

The learning outcome in MSI Diploma in Biomedical Science offers knowledge and understanding of the specialist disciplines in biomedical science and their application to the laboratory based study of disease and diagnosis. The developments of unique skills are a distinct advantage for students who will acquire the knowledge required when working with medical research groups.

A career pathway in the biomedical, medical or health related science is ensured. This programmer has a strong emphasis on research which is a great advantage for students to broaden their horizons in the medical field. The curriculum envisages knowledge, attitude and skill components to meet modern day challenges in the world.

The entry level for Diploma in Biomedical Science is G.C.E.A/L, London / Edexcel 0/L.Management & Science Institute (MSI) Colombo is affiliated to Management & Science University (MSU) Malaysia, a leading Malaysian based university. MSU is affiliated to the Association of Commonwealth Universities and is recognized by many other leading universities worldwide including those in the United Kingdom, Australia and Germany. MSU provides the path to further education and offers degree programmer in a wide range of subjects including MBA and PhD. 

Students who are successful will secure an internship in a reputed hospital and progress to the Bachelor (Hons) Degree in Biomedical Science that can be completed in Management & Science University (MSU) - Colombo / Malaysia, Coventry University - UK, Newcastle, University -Australia, Hochschule hof University - Germany or Josai University, Japan.

MSI is considered as one of the best learning centers in for Biomedical Science and all the programmes conducted at MSI is closely monitored by MSU Malaysia maintaining high standards of the university. Furthermore all programmes at MSI are cost effective and installment schemes of payment allow students access to their chosen programmes which is beneficial to students aspiring for higher education.

SUBJECT DESCRIPTION

Organic Chemistry
This course is designed to introduce students to the real life of organic and bioorganic compounds. It outlines the principles, reactions, mechanisms, preparations and uses of hydrocarbons containing different functional group such as alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and its derivatives and amines in both aliphatic and aromatic compounds. The bioorganic covered the chapter of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and amino acids. All chapters are supported by appropriate laboratory experimental work where students develop techniques and manipulative skills in handling organic compounds safely associate with the theory. Properties, reactions and their mechanisms will be used to form a basis on which students will be able to more rapidly understand the reactions and properties of the organic compounds found in laboratories and in everyday life. 

Physical Chemistry
This course provides explanation on electrons and nuclei, molecular structure and chemical bonding. Then it will discuss on dynamics (the changes in a molecular system with time), chemical reactions and characteristics of association between atom and molecules. Besides that, phenomena and properties of gases, liquids and solids will also be included. 

Cell Biology & Genetics
This course provides concepts and principles to identify and understand the types and characteristics of cells, guided to understand the relationship between structure and function of all components in cells, assisted to understand and able to apply molecular biological techniques in related fields such as biotechnology, medicine, biomedicine etc. Students are exposed to understand the basic principles of genetics and exposed to identify related technologies in biotechnology, biomedicine and medicine. 

Basic Microbiology
In this course, the student will be introduced to the basic exposure to microorganisms. Students will learn and will be introduced to the characteristics and reproductive ways of microorganisms. Student will be also introduced to the handling of microorganisms in microbiology laboratory. 

English for Academic Enrichment
The course aims to enhance students’ proficiency in English language so that they will be able to cope with their academic and daily activities. The course focuses on developing speaking, reading and writing skills. Grammar and vocabulary are integrated in these language skills. Throughout the course various techniques and strategies are used to encourage active participation to students thus making the lessons fun and meaningful. 

Biostatistics
This course will discuss on statistical methods required by the researcher. Topics covered include data presentation, probabilities, sampling, test of hypothesis, analysis of variance, regression and correlation and quality control. The significance of proper planning of experiments with regards to statistical aspects, sampling theory, proper sampling and the determination of the correct sampling size for different studies will also be included. Discussion also covers the techniques of research and utilizing statistical methods in analyzing research result. 

Anatomy & Physiology
Students will be taught about the various types of tissues, the structure and function of human organs, nervous system, digestive system, circulatory system, defense system and the reproductive system. Students will also be given exposure on the abnormalities and diseases related to these bodily systems. Through practical exercises, students will practically study on human body anatomy and their functions. 

Basic Pathology
This course in Basic Pathology highlight the basic concepts and principles of tissues response to injury including those due to chemical, physical and microbial agents affecting the major organ systems. The applications of the principles of the Pathology in understanding disease processes will be emphasized to illustrate the relationship between the cause (agents), lesion, (structural abnormality) and sign (functional abnormality) in disease as can be observed grossly and microscopically.

Immunology & Serology
This course provides an introduction to the significance of microbes to human health. The nature of infectious agents, mechanisms of pathogenecity and modes of microbial control are investigated. The interaction between infectious agents and the host immune system is investigated in terms of susceptibility to developing infectious disease. The course also provides the fundamentals of infection control practices in the health care setting. 

Clinical Biochemistry
This course will discuss on basic biochemistry of diseases due to metabolic disorder or biochemical substances such as lipid, carbohydrate and amino acids. It will introduce biochemical tests on blood, urine, and body fluid specimens to diagnose the diseases. Biochemical procedures especially the latest techniques and the basics of each test will also be given emphasis. 

Clinical Microbiology
This cause is designed for students to acquire that understanding for the benefit of practice in Medicine, in the present and future. Microbial pathogens always are considered as the main cause of fever, whereas medically they are encountered in very diverse remedial circumstances from managing a compound of fractures to evaluating a previously healthy patient with the sudden onset of bizarre behaviour. To combat new challenge, understanding of microbial pathogenesis and host defense mechanism must evolve so that new therapeutic and preventive measures can be developed. 

Laboratory Management & Instrumentation
This course is designed to discuss how to manage a laboratory well according to standards. The outcome of a well managed laboratory will be safe work environment; accurate and precise data generation; less wastage and efficient work.

Hematology
This section covers topics on the introduction hematology and diseases of blood including the diagnosis and treatments. 

Internship
This course is a training course to expose students to the actual working environment in hospital, research institute or other health related industries or organizations. Scope of training covers all aspects in the diagnostic laboratories at various departments such as biochemistry, microbiology, parasitology, hematology, blood banking & transfusion (immunology), histopathology, cytology, immunology & serology. Guidelines regarding tests and task which need to be carried out by the students are laid down in the log book. Students must complete their log book and report in order for assessment to be done. In order to make sure students truly understand and appreciate the course, oral examination (viva) will be conducted and will be assessed individually. 

Career Opportunities
Bio-Medical Science diploma holders can look forward to career opportunities in private and public organizations involved in research, manufacturing, and services in the medical and healthcare sectors. You will be well prepared to take on roles such as:

  • Biomedical Research Assistant
  • Laboratory Technician/Supervisor
  • Medical Technologist
  • Quality Control Officers

Fee Structure - For information on fees, please contact the MSI

Duration Of Programmes – 20 months full-time basis

Admission Requirements 
London or Edexel O/L or GCE A/L. Students who have qualifications other than the ones stated, are to submit them for the MSI consideration. For a detailed breakdown of the entry requirement, please liaise with the Counseling & Communications department at MSI
  • Total tuition fees charged is based on credit hour taken for each semester
  • Full payment of tuition fee must be made on the Registration Day or Prior to the Commencement of the semester
  • Fees are charged on per semester basis and are based on credit hours taken by the respective students. Please contact the Counseling & Communications department on fees and other payments details
  • Tuition fees exclusive of taxes
  • Registration fees must be paid during the application submission, Registration fees paid are not refundable
The above information is accurate at the time of printing. However, MSI reserves the right to make changes where required without notice.
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