From cancer screening and HIV diagnosis to drug discovery and development, biomedical science is the foundation of modern healthcare. Get an understanding of the evolution of diseases, the functions of the human body and the world of microbes through the Diploma in Biomedical Science (BMS). The course covers the latest in biomedical sciences and medical breakthroughs, including areas such as cancer biology, clinical chemistry, infectious diseases and immunology.
In your first year, you will take modules such as Anatomy & Physiology, Cell Biology & Genetics, Biostatistics, Chemistry and Microbiology that will give you a firm foundation in biomedical science. You can build upon this solid foundation and choose one of our two specialisation options in your second year.
Develop research skills needed to understand how diseases arise and are treated. You will learn various aspects of biomedical science including cell culture and its applications, analytical & separation chemistry as well as immunology & immunological techniques. This option includes a four-month local or overseas internship at research institutes, university research laboratories and healthcare industries.
This option includes a two-year Integrated Clinical Laboratory Training Programme at NUH at the start of the second year, where you will learn about laboratory techniques and get trained alongside doctors, nurses and medical technologists. You will also receive an additional certification in phlebotomy.
“BMS equipped me with domain knowledge and technical skills, which prepared me for work and further studies in the field. I got the opportunity to work on a research project on the influenza virus during my internship stint at the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority. The internship was an empowering experience and gave me the confidence to make informed choices about my future career goals & aspirations.
Ibel is currently taking a Specialist Diploma in Analytical Science, an Earn and Learn Programme under the SkillsFuture initiative.
Kick off a promising career in science as a research assistant, medical technologist, laboratory biologist or laboratory analyst, quality control/quality assurance analyst, before moving on to senior positions in research, biomedical science, healthcare, forensic, pharmaceutical, drug design and discovery, clinical trials and clinical labs.
As a BMS graduate, you can pursue a wide range of degree programmes such as architecture, business, business administration, biological science, bioengineering, chemistry, dentistry, education, laboratory medicine, medicine, medical technology, psychology and social science.
In fact, about 60 per cent of our graduates enrol into the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University, Singapore University of Social Sciences and Singapore Institute of Technology every year. Top overseas universities also welcome our graduates with exemptions of up to two years. They include:
You can also deepen your skills and further your career by enrolling in the following post-diploma courses offered by Ngee Ann Polytechnic:
AGGREGATE TYPE ELR2B2-CTo be eligible for consideration, candidates must have the following GCE ‘O’ Level examination (or equivalent) results.
You must also fulfil the aggregate computation requirements.
* Candidates with English as a second language (EL2) must have attained a minimum grade of 6.
YEAR 1 MODULES
YEAR 2 MODULES
Biomedical Research Specialisation
Clinical Laboratory Technology Specialisation
YEAR 3 MODULES
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Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (N56)
Molecular Biotechnology (N49)
Pharmacy Science (N73)
Darren Chua gained direct entry to study medicine at NUS' medical school
U Kin Pong graduated from Newcastle University in the UK with a First Class Honours Degree. He was also awarded a scholarship to pursue his PhD at the Imperial College, UK.
“Diploma graduands from both the biotechnology as well as the biomedical sciences courses have demonstrated that they can adapt well to the actual working environment ... Their basic training at Ngee Ann gives them a solid foundation and helps prepare them for the research or service career options available to them upon graduation."
Associate Professor Evelyn Koay
Molecular Diagnosis Centre
Dept of Laboratory Medicine
National University Hospital