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College of Health Sciences

BSc in Biomedical Sciences: Laboratory Medicine

Type Undergraduate
Credit Hours 131 Hours
Duration 4 Years
Language English
Study mode Full Time
Intake Spring, Fall
Delivery mode Day
Campuses Abu Dhabi


Laboratory medicine is the science of pathology - detecting and diagnosing disease - and the bridge between science and medicine. Medical scientists perform diagnostic tests of biological samples and work with doctors on every aspect of patient care, from diagnostic testing and treatment advice to using cutting-edge genetic technologies to prevent disease.

The increase in the ageing population is expected to lead to an even greater need globally to diagnose medical conditions such as cancer or type 2 diabetes through laboratory procedures. In the USA alone, the overall employment of medical laboratory scientists and technicians is projected to grow by 13% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all other occupations.

This highly practical and practice-intensive program will equip you with the knowledge, skills, as well as an understanding of the challenges, needed to become a Biomedical Scientist in Laboratory Medicine or Pathologist. Using cutting-edge diagnostic technology, you will study Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, Histopathology, Haematology, and Genetics, preparing you for professional body accreditation.

This program, developed in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin and diagnostic laboratories and hospitals in the UAE, places a strong emphasis on professional experience through extended clinical placements.

Program educational objectives and student outcomes

Tuition fees structure & calculation

Abu Dhabi

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Tuition is based upon the College and/or Department classification as opposed to the course classification or level. Tuition rates for undergraduate students vary from the tuition rates for graduate students.

The tuition fee calculations are an example only and are based on the assumption that elective courses will be taken with the College that the student is taking their major with. However, if the student selects elective courses outside of this College, the total cost payable may increase or decrease to reflect the tuition rate of the College where the elective is delivered.

Costs of books and supplies are not included in the Tuition and Fees. Students at Abu Dhabi University are also required to pay certain fees and other costs to attend the University. Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to change tuition and fee rates at any time. A tuition schedule is published prior to registration for each semester.

For more information, please click here to view the University's tuition fee structure. Fees are subject to change during the year as per government charges and testing bodies.

Career opportunities

The global need for qualified pathology laboratory scientists is high. This program will prepare you to work as a medical laboratory scientist or technician locally, regionally, and internationally, and is positioning itself to be the first choice of employers in the expanding UAE healthcare sector. 

Entry requirements

Secondary School Certificate
Type of Secondary School Certificate
Ministry of Education Schools - General Track
Passing math and sciences in grade 12 with a minimum average of 90%
Successfully passing ADU’s remedial course in physics
Achieving the minimum average of 90% on completing grade 12
Ministry of Education Schools - Advanced Track
Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12
Abu Dhabi Education Council Track
Successfully passing 3rd level advanced math and advanced physics courses
Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12
Indian Senior Secondary Certificates (CBSE), or State Board Examinations, or Indian School Certificates awarded by ICSE
Achieving the minimum average of 50% on completing grade 12
British System (IGCSE & GCE)
Completing a total of 7 subjects from either IGCSE level or AS/A2 levels, in at least 4 of the following fields: Mathematics, Languages, Sciences, Social Studies and Humanities, Art and Design; with a minimum required grade of C for the IGCSE level subjects, D for the AS Levels, and E for A2 subjects.

Successfully provide evidence / certificate of completing at least 11 years of schooling.
Canadian & American High School Diplomas
Achieving the minimum average of 80% on completing grade 12 or its equivalent of overall average B grade or 3.0/ 4.0
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Successfully completing 6 subjects, with at least 2 at the higher level (HL) and a minimum total of 24 points.

Course outline

General Education
27 credit hours
Degree Requirements
41 credit hours
Major Requirements
51 credit hours
Research & Placement Requirements
12 credit hours