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11-07-2012, 22:03   #31
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Ronan,

Thank you so much for all that useful info and for such a quick reply, i really appreciate it! I'll definitely be pm-ing you with some more questions

Just out of interest, what do other people make of this new Diploma course? I can't understand why they would introduce something like this when the market is already saturated with graduates and there aren't enough jobs for people who have done the full 4 year degree....or am i missing something?!
Yes Zanifer I'm afraid you are missing something. It's called money! The school of biological sciences is quite strapped for cash and this is their method of raising finance. They are not to bothered about the job market despite what they say.

Also in relation to your previous post, congratulations. You should just go and enjoy your summer. You will have lots of time to study in September and if you put in the work then you will be fine. Best of luck with it.
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11-07-2012, 22:06   #32
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Interesting development:

http://www.dit.ie/biologicalsciences/cpd/

"This Diploma is a top-up programme of 30 ECTS [one semester] in the Medical Laboratory Science subjects and is suitable for graduates with appropriate level 8 qualifications in the Biological Sciences who are working , or intend to work, in Biomedical research or hospital and veterinary pathology departments."
We have been told to expect some of these students in with us in September. I think they could have discussed this a bit more with us though. A discussion with the student rep of the MLSA wouldn't go astray.
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23-08-2012, 01:39   #33
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Hi guys,
Im applying to DIT this year for Biomedical Science as a mature student. Just wondering if there are any other mature students who have or are currently doing this course? What type of backgrounds before going into biomed did ye have?
Im a pharmacy Technician and have been working in pahrmacy for three years now and have an average LC(Mid 300's). I really want to do this course but would like to know if there would be tough competition amongst mature studnets for places?
Hello there, I was just reading this post and was wondering if you got your place? If so there will be two other matures on this years 1st year, as far as I know. Myself and another mature that completed DIT's access programme 2011/2012.

I took biochemistry from the Biomed when I was on the access programme, and I think there was only one full time mature, but there was a few of us from access programme floating in and out of different modules.

Well I hope you got it, as it would be nice to have a few more matures in this years Biomed.
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So how have people been getting on in and after this course??? Another mature student here considering it.
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So how have people been getting on in and after this course??? Another mature student here considering it.
Hi PatsyR.

The HSE are back hiring. The majority of our year were employed soon after graduating. Saying that, it is impossible to know what it will be like in 5 years time.

The best way to get a proper idea of what the job is like, is by asking a lab manager or lab chief if you can call in for a visit. Although I had a broad understanding of the role of the medical scientist when I was in first and second year, it really wasn't until I did the placement that I understood what it exactly entailed. I personally was a little surprised to learn that only the docs really do the interpretative work. Only senior scientists in specialised areas really ever play a role in result interpretation. I soon got over that and many scientists are more than happy not to have the responsibilty. I'm saying this because I think it is important that you understand what the role of the medical scientist really is.

If you think you would find the work interesting, it certainly is a good profession to be in.
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03-09-2014, 22:49   #36
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Hi mad al. What exactly did u end up doing?
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Hi mad al. What exactly did u end up doing?
I have so far worked in a hospital blood transfusion laboratory and I am about to commence a 12 month fulltime masters in regenerative medicine. Most medical scientists do a masters now as it is a requirement for a senior position. The one I'm doing is not the typical M.Sc. a medical scientist would do, but it's the one I'm interested in.
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