DT204 This programme is primarily designed for those seeking a career as Medical Scientists in Hospital Laboratory Medicine. Graduates, however, are well qualified to seek careers in other areas of Biomedical Science and in related fields. The first two years of this programme are based in college. In the third year the student undertakes a clinical laboratory placement in a designated hospital, from September to March. At the end of this period the student returns to College for clinical placement consolidation. At the end of the academic year the student is examined on their clinical placement and consolidation. This is by assessment of hospital based placement studies and College based assessments and examinations. Students must satisfy this professional competence assessment to be allowed to continue on the programme. The final year of the programme involves an integrated, advanced programme in Biomedical Science. The students are given the opportunity, in their fourth year, to select one of the specialist disciplines of Biomedical Science as a major and a second discipline as a minor and in addition undertake a research project in their final year. Applicants who hold a Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science awarded by Dublin Institute of Technology or, after 1990, by Cork or Galway-Mayo Institutes of Technology will be considered for entry to the fourth year of the programme.