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Cavan Institute

Biomedical Science


Biomedical Science

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Career Opportunities

Employment in the biomedical science/technology field offers a secure and lucrative career. Graduates of this course will have a strong foundation in the core sciences required to obtain positions in laboratories or other science related areas such as biotechnology, pharmaceutical science, chemical and biochemical engineering.


At Cavan Institute:

Graduates of this level 5 course in biomedical science are eligible to apply to the first year of the BSc in General Science being delivered at Cavan Institute in partnership with Sligo IT. Students study year one of this degree programme at Cavan Institute and transfer to Sligo IT for years two and three.


Graduates are also eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).

  • BSc Biomedical Science   NUIG

  • BSc in Pharmacology TUS 

  • BSc (L7) Science - Pharmaceutical Science DKIT

Course Fees


Course Content

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Laboratory Techniques.

  • Biology

  • Anatomy and Physiology

  • Medical Terminology

  • Infection, prevention, and control

  • Chemistry

  • Laboratory Skills

  • Mathematics

  • Work Experience

  • Communications

About This Course

Are you interested in a career in the biomedical field? If so, our QQI Level 5 Biomedical Science course may be just the course for you! This comprehensive course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in a variety of biomedical or science settings, including hospitals, research labs, and pharmaceutical companies.

Throughout the course, students will learn about fundamental laboratory techniques, such as microscopy, DNA extraction, and cell culture, as well as more advanced topics like immunology, pharmacology, and disease pathology. They will also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with various laboratory equipment and instruments, preparing them for success in real-world laboratory settings.

In addition to laboratory skills, students will also develop important soft skills, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork. These skills are highly valued by employers in the biomedical industry and can help to set graduates apart from their peers.

Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Laboratory Techniques Award, which is recognized both nationally and internationally. Graduates will be well-positioned to further their education with a degree program in a related field.

Apply now to start your journey towards a rewarding career in biomedical science!

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