Biomedical Sciences - Clinical & Diagnostic Biochemistry

MSc Clinical & Diagnostic Biochemistry
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Programme Outcomes
This pre-entry career MSc is designed to take the student with excellent basic scientific skills and facilitate them to develop a broad knowledge of clinical biochemistry and how it is integral to the patient's diagnosis, management and outcome.

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.

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Biostatistics and Data ManagemMDCS41950
Clinical BiomarkersPATH40020
Endocrinology and MetabolismPHYS40180
Biochemistry Through the AgesPHYS40190
Clin Biochem Disease PathogensPHYS40210
Clinical Placement (Biochem)PHYS40220
Dissertation (Biochem)PHYS40230
Clin/Diag Tools and TechniquesPHYS40240

Entry requirements

Candidates must hold a minimum 2:1 in an honours undergraduate degree (NFQ Level 8) or international equivalence in a Biochemistry related discipline. Please see the following link for a list of the accepted related Level 8 degree courses Undergraduate Criteria for Eligibility to apply Clinical & Diagnostic Biochem

Applicants with a qualification not on the link above should email


a Postgraduate Degree in a relevant discipline (Minimum 30% Biochemistry content)

Application dates

The following entry routes are available:

MSc Clinical & Diagnostic Biochemistry FT (X874)
Duration 1 Years Attend Full Time Deadline Rolling*

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised




1 year full-time.


MSc Clinical & Diagnostic Biochemistry (X874) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 11250
nonEU fee per year - € 25600

***Fees are subject to change

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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