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Higher and expert qualifications

Develop your knowledge and skills and advance your career with IBMS Higher and Expert professional vocational qualifications   

IBMS Higher and Expert qualifications have been developed by experts to enhance your expertise and deliver structured training enabling you to progress in your chosen career path.

 


IBMS Certificate of Expert Practice

Online learning  

IBMS Certificates of Expert Practice (online) enable biomedical scientists with 2 years post registration experience looking to specialise in management, training or quality roles to demonstrate their knowledge and skill and in these areas and progress onto IBMS Higher Specialist qualifications.

The IBMS Certificates of Expert Practice (online) are postgraduate professional qualifications assessed by reflective learning statements and online examination.

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Specialist areas of practice 

IBMS Certificates of Expert Practice enable biomedical scientists with 2 years post registration experience looking to specialise in medical microbiology or flow cytometry to demonstrate their knowledge, skill and competence in these areas.

The IBMS Certificates of Expert Practice are postgraduate professional vocational qualifications assessed by a portfolio of experiential learning and a written examination.

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IBMS Diploma of Expert Practice (DEP)

IBMS Diplomas of Expert Practice enable biomedical scientists with 5 years post registration experience, working in highly specialised areas of practice to demonstrate high levels of knowledge, skill and competence in their specialist subject area.

The IBMS Diplomas of Expert Practice are an expert-level professional vocational qualification assessed by a portfolio of experiential learning and a multi-component assessment.

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IBMS Higher Specialist Diploma (HSD)

The IBMS Diploma of Higher Specialist Practice enables biomedical scientists with 5 years post registration experience, who are looking to progress to a more advanced role to demonstrate high levels of knowledge, skill and competence within their chosen discipline.

The IBMS Higher Specialist Diploma is an M-level professional vocational qualification and is assessed with a portfolio of experiential learning and a written examination.

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IBMS Diploma of Higher Specialist Practice 

The IBMS Higher Specialist Diploma enables biomedical scientists with 5 years post registration experience, working in research, reference laboratories or areas outside the main biomedical science disciplines to demonstrate high levels of knowledge, skill and competence within their chosen discipline.

The IBMS Higher Specialist Diploma is an M-level professional qualification and is assessed by a written thesis of original work or research in the field of biomedical science or laboratory management.

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If you have any questions about IBMS Higher and Expert qualifications please contact examinations@ibms.org.