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Health Sciences


BSc Biomedical Sciences

3 years

€2530 pa

Programme profile

The programme explores how the human body works in day-to-day life, during periods of illness, while ageing and while performing to the very best of its ability. The biological processes are studied at every level: at molecular level, cell and tissue level, organ level and at the level of the body as a whole. The programme also studies the body's response to environmental factors, such as diet and the environment, on health.

The knowledge you acquire during the programme can be used to improve health and the performance of the human body under various circumstances.Our society is in urgent need of people who are able to apply what happens at cell level to society as a whole. This ability to transpose knowledge of cells onto society is essential for, for example, the development of drugs, therapies and interventions relating to movement and nutrition.

Programme content

All students follow the same courses during the first year, following the theme 'What is life?' The programme becomes more individual in the second and third years, when you are required to choose one of the following three tracks:

- Molecular Life Sciences, a specialisation with a strong focus on the molecular basis of health and disease;

- Biological Health, which focuses on the complex physiological regulation systems within the body that control the equilibrium (homeostatis) governing health and disease;

Human Movement Sciences, a specialisation about the processes and structures in the body that enable movement.

Entry Requirements

3 A-Levels, including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, at either A2 or AS Level [no grades specified] plus 3 GCSEs [Grades A-C]

Scottish Students are required to have a SQC with 2 Advanced Highers [Grades A-C] and at least 4 Highers [Grades A-B]. Subjects to include Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology

Six passes at Leaving Cert. inc. Physics, Chemistry and Biology  [3 of which should be at H5 or above]. Ordinary Maths accepted.




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