Apply for Registration as a Medical Scientist

The Register for Medical Scientists opened on 31 March 2019. Medical Scientists can now apply for registration.

Please select from the links below for detailed information about Registration:

What is Registration?
What type of Registrant am I?
How do I Register?
Registration Tips
Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Medical Scientists

Medical Scientists - Acceptable Qualifications

A routine application is included in Schedule 3 (of the Act), or on the HSE list (until such time as an approved qualifications bye law is made by the Board​) or was recognised by CORU (or other Competent Authority in Ireland)​.

The Medical Scientists Registration Board, for the purposes of Section 38 (2) (a) of the Act, hereby accepts the following qualifications are acceptable for the purposes of application for registration:

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Medical Science from the Galway/Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Biomedical Science, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) or Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin)
  • Bachelor  in Science Honours degree in Biomedical Science from the Joint University College Cork – Cork Institute of Technology course AND Diploma in Clinical Laboratory Practice
  • Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) or Galway/Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) and Bachelor in Science (Applied Science) Honours degree (Biomedical option) from the University of Dublin/Dublin Institute of Technology (Awarded prior to 2002)
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) AND BSc (Honours) Biomedical Sciences, University College Cork (UCC) (Awarded prior to 2013)
  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences of the Dublin Institute of Technology, (DIT) or the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) (Awarded prior to 1994)
  • Certificate in Medical Laboratory Sciences awarded before 1997 by the Dublin Institute of Technology Kevin Street, the Cork Institute of Technology or the Galway/Mayo Institute of Technology
Schedule 3 Approved Qualifications

As per the HSCP Act 2005 (as amended), the following qualifications are also approved during the Transition/Grandparenting Period:

  • Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences) (Honours) (Biomedical option) from the University of Dublin/the Dublin Institute of Technology Kevin Street
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biomedical Science from the Joint University College Cork — Cork Institute of Technology course
  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences awarded before 1994 by the Dublin Institute of Technology or the Cork Institute of Technology
  • Certificate in Medical Laboratory Sciences awarded before 1997 by the Dublin Institute of Technology Kevin Street, the Cork Institute of Technology or the Galway/Mayo Institute of Technology