The Biomedical Science Programme spans a minimum period of 4 years. Initially, students are provided with a broad based knowledge of basic medical sciences, allowing \students the chance to acquire basic medical laboratory skills. Subsequently students proceed to the specific study of medical laboratory disciplines of their own choice: Anatomic Pathology, Haematology, Clinical Chemistry, Medical Microbiology,Parasitology, Physiology and Pharmacology.
Students will learn the principles underlying the various analytical methods and investigatory procedures used in laboratory medicine, and obtain practical training to consolidate theoretical instruction. In addition, instruction is provided on research methodologies as students will be carrying out research projects of their own design during final year.
Successful graduates in biomedical science should be able to assume responsible positions in the following situations: (1) as part of a healthcare team that is concerned with the care of patients and/or with basic and applied clinical research; (2) as part of a research team in allied medical disciplines, in food and pharmaceutical industries, in public health, and in biotechnology. Career opportunities are wide ranging and include employment in clinical laboratory service departments, teaching institutions, and research centres in public as well as private sectors. Post-graduate training is strongly encouraged, either within the country or abroad, all towards attaining the goal of heightening the quality of science and medicine.
The department offers postgraduate programmes by research leading to Master of Medical Science and PhD degrees. The intake criteria includes a bachelors degree in the relevant field with a cGPA>3.0 for Master of Medical Science programme and a Masters degree or Bachelors degree with cGPA>3.7 in the relevant field for PhD programme. The areas of research in the Department of Biomedical Science include Medical Genetics, Microbiology, Virology, Pathology, Free Radical Biology and Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Immunology and Natural Products. The department is equipped with reasonably adequate amount of research instruments to support the research activities. The Department has excellent research links and collaborations within the Faculty, University, country as well as Asia- International.