Biomedical & Molecular Diagnostics / Diagnóisic Bhithleighis ┐ Mhóilíneach

Sept 2020 – Grangegorman Campus

2019 CAO Points - 476

Leaving Cert
Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



Other Grade Requirements

At least H4 in one of: Physics, Chemistry, Physics and Chemistry, or Biology.

Mature applicants
 (23+) are welcome. Further details at

Additional Requirements: Students enrolling on the programme must undergo a Hepatitis B vaccination.

Biomedical Science is the science related to medical conditions – their causes, diagnosis and treatment. Molecular diagnostics is the use and development of novel technologies to enable faster and more personalised diagnosis, often using DNA-based approaches.

A unique feature of the programme is the way diagnostic and analytical sciences are integrated with bioproduct design and development. It also includes modules in transferable skills such as basic programming and bioinformatics.

In Years 3 and 4, semester-long work placements and research projects provide an invaluable opportunity for you to gain real-life skills and experience, and to apply academic knowledge in a real-world setting.

Year 1 covers the core sciences and introduces you to Biomedical Science and Molecular Diagnostics. In Year 2, you’ll further study Biochemistry and Cell and Molecular Biology, together with modules in Biomedical Science disciplines as well as Bioinformatics and Biostatistics modules.

In Year 3, you will undertake a 14-week professional work placement in an industry or research organisation, and also study Biosensor and Bioproduct Development, an integrated topic supported by modules in genetic engineering, pharmacology and toxicology and data analytics.

In the final year, you’ll study core modules in Molecular Diagnostic as applied to Microbiology, Oncology (Cancer) and Genetics, and in Point of Care Diagnostics, and will prepare for your future career with bio entrepreneurship and bioindustry skills.

Finally, in your final year, you’ll undertake a 12-week research project, based in TU Dublin, in industry laboratories/organisations, or national and international research centres (under the Erasmus/Socrates scheme).

On graduation, you may be accepted on a wide range of taught master’s (MSc) programmes or engage in research for an MPhil or PhD.

Researcher, In Vitro Technician. Molecular diagnostics is the fastest-growing area of the in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) industry sector. You’ll be uniquely placed to tap into this rapidly growing market in commercial areas such as the in-vitro diagnostic industry.

Note: The programme will not qualify you for membership of the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine (ACSLM) Ireland, which is required for practice as a medical scientist in Ireland.

  • Introduction to Biomedical Science & Molecular Diagnostics
  • Cell Biology
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Introductory Chemistry
  • Physics for Health Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Introduction to Infection & Immunity
  • Professional & Scientific Skills
  • Introduction to Histology, Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biological Basis of Disease
  • Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Control & Integrative Physiology
  • Biochemistry of Metabolism
  • Molecular Immunology
  • Bioinformatics for Biomedical Science
  • Cellular Pathology/ Clinical Cytology
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Haematology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Professional Skills
  • Introduction to Programming for Biology
  • Professional Placement (Industry)
  • Bioinformatics and Data Analytics
  • Molecular Immunology
  • Biosensor Development & Bioproduct Development
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Gene Therapy and Genetic Engineering
  • Chromosomal Diagnostic Genetics
  • Molecular Diagnostics in Microbiology
  • Research Methods & Data Analysis
  • Point of Care Diagnostics
  • Bioentrepreneurship & Bioindustry skills
  • Molecular Oncology
  • Omics
  • Research Project
TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Science (Hons)


4 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Grangegorman


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