Biomedical Sciences is a rapidly advancing field where newer discoveries and technological inventions are a constant feature. Newer technologies require newer skills and competencies. College of Medicine, with a view to cater to this demand for trained technologists and researchers started the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences [BBMS] program in the year 2014.
BBMS program is innovative and best suited for students who are interested in Biomedical sciences and are planning a future in Clinical Laboratories/ Medical diagnostics/ Healthcare/ Life science industry or aspire to do cutting-edge Biomedical Research.
BBMS program is of 4-year duration with program learning outcomes aligned to Level 7 of the National Qualifications Framework – QF Emirates and to the Quality Code for Higher Education Subject Benchmark Statement for Biomedical Sciences, UK.
The program comprises of general education courses and a number of core courses which lay a strong foundation in biomedical and clinical laboratory sciences. Students are posted in laboratories for pre-internship experience in the 7th semester. The last semester is internship in the CAP-accredited diagnostic and referral laboratories of the Thumbay Group.
Research is an important part of the program. Courses in Biostatistics and Research Methodology is followed by a research project in the final year. Thumbay Laboratories, Thumbay Institute of Precision Medicine and Translational Research and Thumbay Institute of Population Health support the faculty and students of the college to undertake research.
Students are encouraged to take summer elective training within the country and abroad in either research or diagnostic laboratories as per their interest and choice.
On successful completion of the program, the BBMS graduates will be able to work as technologists in clinical/research laboratories or in the medical diagnostics industry. They will also be well prepared for further graduate studies in fields such as Genetics, Molecular Diagnostics, Immunology, Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology, Microbiology, Public Health etc.