Biomedical diagnostics is the study of procedures that provide information to aid the screening, detection, diagnosis and monitoring of disease. This M.Sc. programme delivers structured, module-based training in Diagnostics at postgraduate level for suitably qualified and experienced graduates. You can also attend stand-alone modules or workshops, which will be especially relevant to those in industry wishing to develop skills in new advances in diagnostics.
The Biomedical Diagnostics Institute (BDI) (www.bdi.ie) at Dublin City University is a multidisciplinary research institute focused on the development of next generation biomedical diagnostic devices. As part of the BDI Education and Outreach programme the institute has developed a M.Sc. in Biomedical Diagnostics.
To inspire highly motivated individuals to take a very proactive approach to their learning.
To be fully aware of the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in the area of Diagnostics. This will be achieved through the use of innovative problem solving that demands a team approach and the harnessing of skills from a number of subject areas.
To produce high quality graduates/researchers who can combine biomedical and analytical science with production technology, business creativity, economics and ethics.
You will develop excellent levels of knowledge and associated practical skills in introductory and advanced diagnostic technology.
You will work in a multi- and inter-disciplinary environment. Students will receive important perspectives from clinical and industrial researchers in diagnostics, ensuring all modules are as up to date as possible.
You will develop a number of transferable skills, such as communication and entrepreneurial skills. Students will also achieve an awareness of the ethical and social aspects of diagnostic technology.
A novel aspect of this programme is our direct access to partner industries in the diagnostic arena. Their input ensures the immediate applicability of the programme and its value to national/international diagnostic industries.