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BSc (Honours) in Biomedical Science
UGC Approved - Offered By NSBM

Biomedical Science is the field of study that focuses on the areas of biology, medicine and chemistry that are relevant to healthcare. Aim of the biomedical science degree program is to well prepare the undergraduates to collaborate on scientific investigations of human structure and function in health and disease at a molecular, cellular and whole systems level. You will gain the skills you need to understand and investigate human biology and make a difference to human health in a wide variety of career paths specially in medical research innovation and management. Furthermore, Biomedical scientists develop new treatments and therapies for human illnesses, diseases and disabilities.

FULL - TIME
Duration
4 YEARS
AIMS OF THE PROGRAMME

Our aim is to offer an enriching, intellectually demanding and stimulating programme of study and to create graduates who are able to:

  • Understand fundamentals of human science
  • Apply the scientific knowledge appropriately and accurately
  • Analyse body functions and its deviations
  • Show knowledge and understanding of the Biomedical science
  • Use theory of global health to the benefits to the Sri Lankan society
KEY FEATURES
  • UGC approved 4 year degree programme
  • The programme encompasses non-GPA foundational courses, core and elective courses.
  • Includes mandatory industry placement and supervised research project element
KEY FACTS
  • Time Duration: 4 Years
  • Study Method: Full Time
PROGRAMME CONTENTS

YEAR 1

  • Laboratory practice and safety
  • General Chemistry
  • Human Physiology
  • Cell Biology
  • Biomolecules
  • Human Anatomy I
  • Metabolism
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Genetics

Biochemistry

  • Biochemistry
  • Pathology
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Immunobiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Human diseases
  • Toxicology
  • Clinical biochemistry
  • Instrumentation

YEAR 3

  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Haematology
  • Diagnostic pathology
  • Transfusion Medicine
  • Medical Bioinformatics
  • Genomic and precision medicine
  • Laboratory quality assurance and accreditation
  • Research Methodology

YEAR 4

  • Research bioethics
  • Medical Physics
  • Research project
  • Basics in Nanobiotechnology
  • Cancer biology and diagnostics
  • Applied Recombinant Technology
ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS

Three Passes in biology/agriculture streams in a single sitting, at one of the following examinations or equivalent foreign qualifications is the minimum entry requirement. Equivalent foreign qualification is defined as the minimum requirement for admission to the first year of a UGC recognized university in that country.

  • Eligible subjects in GCE A/L Biology streams – Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • Eligible subjects in GCE A/L Agriculture streams – Biology, Chemistry, Agriculture
  • GCE A/L General English minimum marks- ‘S’ pass
  • GCE A/L General Knowledge minimum marks- 30%
  • GCE Advanced Level examination conducted by the Department of Examinations, Sri Lanka
  • GCE Advanced Level examination conducted by Pearson Edexel, UK (London A/L)
  • International Advanced Level examination conducted by Pearson Edexel, UK
  • GSE Advanced Level examination conducted by Cambridge International Examinations, UK
Course Fee
AMOUNT (LKR)
Year 1 (Full Time)450,000 LKR
Year 2 (Full Time)450,000 LKR
Year 3 (Full Time)450,000 LKR
Year 4 (Full Time)450,000 LKR
TOTAL1,800,000 LKR
Registration Fee -
10,000 LKR
Library Fee -
5,000 LKR

Student Loan facilities are available from BOC, NSB & NDB banks. Send us an inquiry to ask about paymnet plans and loan facilities.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

You could pursue a career in various medical and health related fields. There are also numerous opportunities to take on higher studies: higher level Masters or PhD research.

Direct career opportunities:

  • Biomedical scientist and healthcare scientist in industry, research institutions and health care settings in various fields including biochemistry, genetics, haematology and microbiology.
  • Employment at large pharmaceutical companies or biotechnology companies
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