This one-year, full-time MSc Programme equips graduates with
- Clinical biochemistry knowledge including technical and scientific skills aimed at developing clinical judgement. Providing them with a comprehensive overview of biochemical pathways and their relevance in health and disease states;
- Quality and accreditation of the clinical biochemistry diagnostic service; including experience of clinical translational research and development.
- Applied knowledge and understanding of diagnosis and management of patients from a clinical and scientific perspective;
- Techniques utilised in the practice of diagnostic clinical biochemistry, endocrinology and toxicology;
- Understanding of clinical areas and interpretation of results profiles in common and complex disease categories;
- Critical results reporting.
This pre-entry career MSc is designed to equip students with excellent core scientific skills and facilitate them in developing a broad knowledge of clinical biochemistry and how it is integral to patient diagnoses, management and outcome.
This course is designed to provide training in clinical biochemical diagnostics and will equip a student for a career in clinical laboratory biochemistry or for a career in the diagnostics or related industries. Following completion of the successful MSc, a number of intern placements in hospital laboratories will be available, on a competitive basis, for those graduates wishing to pursue a career in laboratory diagnostics after which they will be eligible to apply to be registered as a clinical biochemist (trainee) on the CORU, Health and Social Care Professionals professional regulatory register (to be in place by 2020).
This course is primarily targeted towards:
- Those holding a minimum 2:1 honours degree in a Biochemistry related discipline, including biochemical genetics. See (details)
- Those holding a Postgraduate Degree in a relevant discipline (Minimum 30% Biochemistry content)
The course is delivered on-site (lectures) and Clinical Placement in Dublin and Regional Hospitals. Students must be prepared to take up places in regional hospitals.
Some part-bursaries are available on a competitive basis.