Be a Biomedical scientist through the multiple pathways that International Institute of Health Sciences (IIHS) has to offer which gives students to graduate from Deakin University, University of New England and University of Canberra, 3 of the most renowned universities in Australia.
Biomedical Sciences programs are specifically designed for students who are interested in the Biological Sciences and its practical applications, particularly in the areas of health care and research. Biomedical Sciences programs typically develop transferable skills such as laboratory techniques, data analysis and interpersonal and teamwork skills. The role of Biomedical Scientists include developing and improving medical treatments, vaccines, equipment and techniques involving healthcare and Biomedical Scientists are widely known for performing and analyzing an array of technical procedures to screen, maintain and improve human health. Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Forensic Science, Pharmacology & Research are the standard subjects that are covered throughout the course and students are placed at renowned industrial settings for their practical training based on the relevance to the subjects offered. Special exemptions are granted for the students holding HND in Biomedical Sciences based on the grades achieved in the respective program.
This course is also ideal for those that wish to further their career and practice as Medical Practitioners as the pathway would serve as a stepping stone for this career option. Upon completion of the degree, pathways also exist for students who wish to further their studies in the areas of Forensic Sciences, Molecular Sciences and Nutrition.
IIHS in collaboration with the University of Canberra (in the Australian Capital City), University of New England and Deakin University has launched an Advanced Diploma in Biomedical Sciences program which has a direct pathway to Australia. The structure of the program is very attractive where students study the first 2 years at IIHS and the final 2 years at University of Canberra, Deakin University or University of New England, Australia. When following the Diploma in Biomedical Sciences course at IIHS, students can save an approximate 5 million rupees in terms of course fees and living costs. The cost effectiveness element of the program attracts students from diverse walks of life. Student may also continue to reside in Sri Lanka upon completion of the Diploma where employment opportunities will be made available in private sector hospitals and the Food and Beverage Industry.
For students who wish to further their studies in Molecular Biology, IIHS offers a 3 year Diploma in Biomedical Sciences at IIHS and a 2 year course at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. Murdoch University has been continuously recognized as one of Australia’s leading research institutes, as more industries are now placing their faith and resources into its projects to provide research candidates and scientists the opportunity to make ground-breaking and innovative findings. Work opportunities are presented to correspond to each student’s academic path as an integral form of learning to each course. The University’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Program provides an exclusive learning experience, while allowing students to demonstrate their graduate skills to potential employers.
The Deputy Chairman and Directorof Academic Affairs at IIHS, Dr.Kithsiri Edirisinghe states “IIHS organized a Pathway program to a Bachelors Degree in Biomedical Sciences with 3 of the leading Universities in Australia throughits Advanced Diploma inBiomedical Sciences program.Upon completing a 2 year DiplomaatIIHS, students now have the opportunity to complete a 2 + 2 pathway leading to aBachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences. This not only gears the student to the Australianeducation system but it is also financially appealing as the student will save an approximate figure of Rs.60 lakhs. Upon graduation, students may obtain a 2 year work permit to further their career in Australia. Furthermore, with the Universities that have partnered with IIHS are conveniently located in 3 different states in Australia which thereby offers the choice of location to the student. We also offer a 3 + 2 pathway to Murdoch University for those who desire a career in Molecular Biology. IIHS is continues to remain as the leading health care institute in the region and we are excited to produce young thinkers into the industry. We also assist students with academic loansif concerns arise in relation to funding. Alongside each student that steps through IIHS doors, IIHS continues to stand by its Philosophy of –Developing world class professionals, not just graduates.”