Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (BBMS)
Bachelor of Biomedical Science program is a 4-year / 8-semester / 128-credit program offered by College of Medicine, GMU.
The goal of the program of studies leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences has been developed to enable the graduates to integrate a broad generic base of knowledge and skills in fields affiliated to medical sciences and acquire competencies at an in-depth level in an area of choice. The program will also emphasize and equip the graduate with the skills needed for life-long learning, effective team work and scientific enquiry.
The program comprises of general education and core biomedical science courses with all courses being mandatory. Students are required to submit a research project as part of program requirement. During the last semester, the student is rotated to various laboratories and / or medical diagnostics industry to gain on the job experience under the close supervision of his/her supervisors which serves to provide opportunities to attain appropriate higher level skills before they enter independent practice as laboratory and/or research personnel.
At the end of the program the graduates will be able to enter a career that is service-oriented in the laboratory sciences or medical diagnostics industry or in an academic field in the Basic Sciences. An additional path that will be open to the graduate is embarking on an intensive course of studies in a field such as Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology or Molecular Biology, Public Health etc. leading initially to a Master degree.
- The applicant must have completed a minimum of 12 years of school education.
- All applicants must complete 17 years of age on or before the 31st December in the year of admission.
- The applicant must have proficiency in spoken and written English. The applicant must have passed the English language proficiency test. A minimum score of 500 TOEFL (CBT 180, iBT 64), IELTS Academic 5.0, PTE A (36-44), Cambridge ESOL (41) or any other standardized internationally recognized test approved by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE.
- The applicants from UAE educational system must have secured an overall average of 70% or above marks as per UAE Secondary School Education Standards and should have scored an aggregate score of 60% or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.
- Applicants from non-UAE educational systems must have secured a minimum aggregate score equivalent to UAE 70% or above and minimum marks in the Science subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) as listed below:
Country Education System Minimum Grade requirements as per UAE Grade Equivalence for BBMS/BPT/ BHS program UAE UAE Student should secure an overall minimum score of 70% (C Grade)and above in the 12th Grade.
·Completed all 3 Science subjects ( Biology, Chemistry, Physics in 10th, 11th, 12th Grades)
·An aggregate score of 60% or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.
Indian State Board
Student should secure an overall minimum score of 60% (B Grade)and above in the 12th Grade.
·An aggregate score of 55% or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.
Indian Central Board/ICSE
Student should secure an overall minimum score of 55% (B Grade)and above in the 12th Grade.
·An aggregate score of 50% or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.
Student should secure an overall minimum score of 55% (B Grade)and above in the 12th Grade.
· An aggregate score of 50%or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.
UK IGCSE/GCE Studied in all 3 Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics in O Level, with a
·2 Cs in any of the two Science subjects in AS / A Level (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics) as equivalent to UAE criteria
Student should secure an overall minimum 25 points,
·Must have at least 2 Science subject (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics)
USA American Diploma Student should secure an overall minimum score of 70% (C Grade)and above.
·Minimum of SAT II score of at least 550 in Molecular Biology
Applicants from any other non-UAE educational systems not listed above must have secured a minimum aggregate score equivalent to UAE 70% or above as per International Grade Conversion Table published by WES.
- All applicants shall be evaluated for cognitive and non-cognitive traits demonstrating their aptitude for the chosen area of study by the Admissions Committee which include personal interview. Admission is finalized on competitive basis.
The program will provide the students with knowledge, skills and competencies for career in Biomedical Sciences and for further studies like Masters in Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Genetics and Public Health etc.
Two main fields that have opportunities for employment to the graduate of the BBMS program are industries, and the promotion and sale of pharmaceuticals and healthcare equipment. In industries, he/she will be able to serve as an effective link between manufacturers of pharmaceutical or diagnostic (laboratory and imaging) equipment and the relevant consumers in the healthcare setting such as hospital, clinics and healthcare training institutions. The graduate will also have opportunities of employment as a Medical Representative promoting pharmaceutical products or as liaison between the biotechnology industry and medical technologies on the one hand and the appropriate consumer in the healthcare services setting on the other.
Career prospects for Biomedical Science graduate:
- Medical Technologist* in
- Clinical Laboratories in Hospitals and Medical Centers
- Toxicology Laboratories
- IVF Labs
- Forensic Labs
- Technologist in Research Laboratories
- Biomedical Specialist in companies manufacturing / marketing Biomedical supplies
- Research Assistants in R&D in Biomedical / Pharmaceutical industries
- Journalists / Science writers in medical / health related publications
* After fulfilling requirements of respective licensing authorities.
|SEMESTER 1||COURSE||COURSE CODE||CREDITS|
|English Language & Composition||GE – ENG 101||3|
|Mathematics for Biological Sciences||GE112||3|
|Computer Concepts and Application||GE – CCA 101||3|
|Islamic Culture||GE-ICU 101||2|
|General Physics||GE – GPH 101||3|
|Introduction to Communication Skills||AH – CSK 201||1|
|First Aid and Life Support||AH-FLS 201||1|
|Introduction to Biomedical Sciences-I||IBS 101||1|
|SEMESTER 2||General Chemistry||GE-114||3|
|Social Issues in Healthcare||GE-SHC 101||1|
|Medical Terminology||MET 101||2|
|UAE Society||GE – USO 101||1|
|Cultural Diversity||GE-CDI 101||2|
|Human Biology||HUB 101||2|
|Introduction to Behavioral Sciences||BSC 102||2|
|Law and Ethics for Health Professionals||AH-LET 201||1|
|Introduction to Biomedical Sciences-II||IBS 102||1|
|YEAR 1 (17+15=32 Credits)|
|SEMESTER 3||COURSE||COURSE CODE||CREDITS||PRE-REQ|
|Human Anatomy& Physiology 1||HAP 201||4(3-1)||HUB 101|
|Cell Biology & Histology||CBH 201||2(1-1)||HUB 101|
|Human Developmental Biology||HDB 201||2(2-0)||HUB 101|
|Human Genetics||HGE 201||2 (1-1)||HUB 101|
|Biochemistry I (Biomolecules)||BCH 201||3(2-1)||GE 114|
|Principles of Analytical Techniques and instrumentation||PAT 201||1 (0-1)||GE-114|
GE – GPH 101
|Skills (Scientific literature search, Writing and Presentation) for biomedical science students||SKI 201||1 (1-0)||GE – ENG 101|
GE – CCA 101
|SEMESTER 4||Human Anatomy& Physiology2||HAP 202||3(2-1)||HAP 201|
|Biochemistry II (Bioenergetics and Metabolism)||BCH 202||3(2-1)||BCH 201|
|Fundamentals of Microbiology||FMI 202||3(2-1)||–|
|Fundamentals of Molecular Biology||FMB 202||2(1-1)||HGE 201|
|Promotion of Safety and Infection Control||AH-SIC 201||1(1-0)||–|
|Introduction to Nutrition||INU 202||2(2-0)||BCH 201|
|Neurosciences||NSC 202||2 (1-1)||HUB 101|
|YEAR 2 (15+16) = 31 Credits|
|SEMESTER 5||COURSE||COURSE CODE||CREDITS||PRE-REQ|
|General Pathology||GPA 301||4 (3-1)||HAP 202|
|Principles of Pharmacology||PPH 301||3 (2-1)||HAP 202|
|Introduction to Immunology||IIM 301||2 (2-0)||FMI 202|
|Introduction to Bioinformatics||IBI 301||2 (1-1)||GE-CCA 101|
|Medical Microbiology I (Bacteriology and Mycology)||MMI 301||3 (2-1)||FMI 202|
|Biostatistics||BIS 201||3 (2-1)||GE112|
|SEMESTER 6||Research Methods||GE-RME 101||2 (2-0)||–|
|Medical Microbiology II|
(Virology and Parasitology)
|MMI 302||3 (3-0)||MMI 301|
|Organ-system Pathophysiology||OSP 302||3 (2-1)||GPA 301|
|Foundations in Epidemiology||FEP 302||1 (1-0)||–|
|Principles of Forensic Medicine||PFM 302||1(1-0)||GPA 301|
|Environmental and Occupational Health||ENO 302||2 (1-1)||–|
|Pharmacology||PHR 302||3 (2-1)||PPH 301|
|Research Project (Project proposal)||PRO 401||1||–|
|YEAR 3 (17+16) = 33 Credits|
|SEMESTER 7||COURSE||COURSE CODE||CREDITS||PRE-REQ|
|Medical Molecular biology||MMB 401||3 (2-1)||FMB 202|
|Journal Review in Biomedical Sciences||JBS 401||1 (1-0)||SKI 202|
|Clinical Biochemistry and Toxicology||CBT 401||4(2-2)||OSP302|
|Biochemical Endocrinology||BEN 401||2 (1-1)||OSP 302|
|Clinical Immunology||CIM 401||2 (1-1)||IIM 301|
|Principles of Hematology and Transfusion Science||PHT 401||3 (2-1)||OSP302|
|Research Project work||PRO 402||2||PRO 401|
|SEMESTER 8||Internship in Laboratories||INT 510||12||All courses till Semester 7|
|Basic Principles of Laboratory Management||BLM 401||1||–|
|Research Project work||PRO 403||2||PRO 402|
|YEAR 4 (17+15) = 32 Credits|
|GRAND TOTAL (32+31+33+32)||128|