Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences (Specialisations in Medical Biochemistry/Medical Cell Biology/Cancer Biology), University of Bradford, UK

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The aims and objectives of this programme are:

  • Develop a systematic understanding of the molecular aspects of biology – with areas of specialisation in the molecular, cellular and biochemical mechanisms pertinent to the development of selected common pathologies
  • Stimulate an appreciation of the critical thinking skills and scientific methodology applied in scientific research
  • Engender the range of practical skills necessary for effective and safe laboratory investigations
  • Provide a supportive and structured environment to develop students’ personal and key skills


Course Curriculum



The modules students take in the first year are designed to provide an understanding of the normal structure and function of mammalian systems and micro-organisms, and to introduce the techniques and procedures for their qualitative and quantitative investigation.

  • Cell Biology
  • Introduction to Biological Molecules
  • Cells and Tissues
  • Human Genetics
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Human Physiology 1 and 2
  • Reproductive Biology and Embryology
  • Developing Professional Skills 1



In the second year of the course, the emphasis changes to the study of disease. By the end of the year, you will have gained a considerable knowledge based on human health and disease – the underlying causes of disease, the effects of disease on cells and tissues, the methods used in the diagnosis of disease and therapeutic intervention with drugs.

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Analytical Biochemistry
  • Pathophysiology and Pharmacology of Systems 1 and 2
  • Immunology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Cellular Pathology
  • Developing Professional Skills 2
  • Haematology and Transfusion Science



In the final year of the course, students will be offered the unique opportunity to specialize in one of three major options concerned with the origin, development, transmission, monitoring, prevention and treatment of disease. Each of these specialization options consists of two modules, in addition to the four core modules taken by all students.


  • Biology of Disease
  • Medical Genetics
  • Dissertation
  • Research Development Skills



  • Research Topics in Medical Cell Biology 1
  • Research Topics in Medical Biochemistry 1
  • Research Topics in Cancer Biology 1


Research Topics 2

In the second specialization module, the development of knowledge, understanding and critical appreciation will be self-directed. Students will be supported by academic staff with specialist knowledge of the selected topic of study.  Small groups of students will receive a briefing on the topic by an individual member of staff. They will then be expected to research the topic independently and/or in a group to develop their knowledge and understanding of it, and determine what the latest developments in the field are. Five key references will be provided and students will be expected to critically evaluate the work presented in them, and determine the contribution each has made to the overall topic, with support where necessary from the academic staff member.


Advanced Standing and subject exemptions may be awarded for applicants holding a:

  •  Diploma in Biotechnology, Medical Technology or Biomedical Sciences
  • Diploma/Degree in Chemical Process Technology/Chemical Engineering / Chemistry
  • Diploma/Advanced Diploma in Nursing
  • Diploma in Applied Food Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Marketing/Management
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Biomedical Sciences

Entry Requirements

  • Foundation Certificate in Biomedical Sciences (FCBS);
  • GCE ‘A’ Levels, preferably in science stream subjects (Grades BCC);
  • Mature applicants who possess relevant management or pharmaceutical experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Delivery methods

  • Classroom

Assesment Methods

  • Coursework, examinations

Graduation and Degree

  • Bachelor of Science (Hon) in Biomedical Sciences

Commencement date

April / Nov

Full/part time

Full Time, Part Time

Length of course

36 months (Full time), 48 months (part time)

Course Price

$ 38,655.00

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