M.Sc. in Clinical Biochemistry
University of Peradeniya put out graduates who have the potential for developing the desired skills and attitudes for developing our laboratory-based Diagnostic Services, provided, they are given the education and direction they are expected to possess. The education and training should focus on developing Clinical Biochemists with evaluative, innovative, creative capabilities, in addition to arming them with relevant knowledge. We must ensure that the proposed MSc is not another degree certificate but it means capabilities.
The expected outcomes of a person with MSc in Clinical Biochemistry are the duties, responsibilities, skills and commitments at a desirable level for effective and efficient running of the Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory.
Medical, Veterinary, Dental or science graduates, preferably in biological science with chemistry/ biochemistry/molecular biology as a subject or any other degree acceptable to the board of study. Suitable applicants will be pre-screened by a committee recommended by the Board of Study in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology using a Screening Examination.
local candidates Rs. 170,000/-
SAARC countries US $ 5,600/-
other countries US $ 11,200/-
This is a full-time programme consisting of course work and a research project. Course work will be conducted over a period of two semesters of 15 - weeks each (during weekends and/or weekdays) which will involve about 12 months. The entire programme duration will be about 15 - 18 months inclusive of further 3 - 6 months for the research project. Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 24 credits of course work (with a GPA of not less than 3.00) is required for the programme in addition to the 6 credits allocated for the full-time research project (The student who does not satisfy the above criteria but obtains a GPA in the range 2.75 to 2.99 for course work is eligible for the Diploma in Clinical Biochemistry but not the M.Sc. Degree). Continuous attendance is compulsory during the period of research work. After successful completion of the research project, the student is eligible for the award of the M.Sc. Degree.
Senior Assistant Registrar,
Postgraduate Institute of Science
P.O. Box 25,
University of Peradeniya,
(Telephone: 081 - 2387542; 081 - 2385660)
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