Ulster University

Ulster University

Biomedical Professional Practice

The course will provide advanced education in a biomedical science specialism (cellular pathology, clinical chemistry, haematology,or medical microbiology), and a critical awareness of the principles of professional practice required to gain advancement and progress to management positions in both the health and other bioscience sectors. Teaching will be delivered through online lectures complemented by online discussion boards, private study and module assignments.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have gained a 2nd Class Honours degree or better in a science subject which contains a significant element of biological sciences from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard or an equivalent standard (normally 50%) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification. Applicants must provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent) and for non-native English speakers, IELTS students whose first language is not English: must have a minimum IELTS score 6.0 (with no contributing band at less than 5.5. In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject- specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme. Specialist taught modules requires that students have studied that specialism at level 5 or can demonstrate their ability to undertake the module through the accreditation of prior experiential learning. Leadership and Management in Healthcare science and Quality Management require that students have 2 years of appropriate work experience.

Course modules

Modules may include: Cellular pathology; clinical chemistry; haematology; medical microbiology; quality management; leadership and management in the healthcare sector.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time - 1 years
PgCert Distance learning (full-time) - 5 months

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