Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology

PATHE Academy Biotechnology Graduate Diploma will spark your interest and develop your expertise in an exciting field of science that is progressing rapidly. They encompass a broad range of biological science, covering everything from molecular biology to biochemistry of micro-organisms, and from the pathogenesis of disease to the creation of pharmaceutical agents via microbial exploitation.

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Why Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology?

The modular structure of our programmes allows the study of a broad base of topics during the first two years of the degree. More specialized topics are studied in the final year, and a research project will give you the opportunity to explore a research area you are especially interested in and develop lab-based skills and experience in that area. Together with the business and Strategic management theories involved in the curriculum this means that our graduates are well-rounded, knowledgeable and eminently employable even in the Science related administrative roles.

The programme is best for those looking at high caliber career opportunities and further education.

PATHE Academy enjoys status of being the exclusive private educational institution in Sri Lanka to provide a wide range of programmes in healthcare sector since 1996. The programme curriculums are designed according to the international standards & are upgraded yearly in order to meet the ever­ changing employment demands.

The recognition

The qualifications are highly recognized in most countries and educational and governmental establishments all around the world. The programmes are accredited by Health Ministry of Sri Lanka under the number PHSRC/ONI/186 & with the Maldives Qualification Authority . We are proud to mention that PATHE Academy health programme graduates are working in more than 20 countries including UK, Italy, Sweden, Germany, France, Finland Dubai and Cyprus. PATHE HND is recognized by the. PATHE work together hand in hand with Ministry of youth affairs on training under the SCR platform within an existing MOU. Our corporate clients in health sector includes Sri Lanka NAVY, Asiri Hospitals, Golden Key Hospital, Prarthana Fertility Center, Park Hospitals and other major healthcare providers of the country.

Further education opportunities

Lead the healthcare team!


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Study abroad

Admission for further studies abroad is possible for Undergraduate and post graduate level in UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Belarus, Malaysia. Contact PATHE-Study Abroad, professional overseas student placement consultant team for more information.

Programme delivery

The programme is full time based. The programme is delivered with emphasis stressed to vocational aspect of the course and but not limiting to class room theory, assignments, exams, class room practices, demonstrations, job training and internships. Some of our modules may be delivered fully or party online or through video presentations. PATHE Academy reserves the right to change the venue, date and time for some modules and practical which will not be more than 30% of the whole programme.

Park hospitals, a leading private hospital complex in Sri Lanka is the official practical training provider for the healthcare programmes. The delivery of the programme includes one day compulsory hospital demonstration work at Park Hospital.

Study modules

  • General English
  • Information & communication Technology (ICT)
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Pathology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Hematology & transfusion Science
  • Genetics & molecular biology
  • Basic Immunology
  • Parasitology
  • 960 hours internship
  • Research and Writing
  • Statistics
  • Financial and Management Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • General English
  • Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • Analysis of Scientific Data

Duration: 3 years – Full time

Class times: Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm (the class times and dates for some modules may change)

Admission criteria

  • G. C. E. (A/L) Level or equivalent
  • Or Foundation Diploma in Health Sciences conducts by PATHE Academy or Equivalent education which will satisfy the academic council of PATHE Academy.
  • RPL : Special consideration and credit exemptions will be given to those who have past experience & qualification in the medical sector related to the programme.
  • All applicants should be with good command in English and be able to pass an aptitude test.

Next intake dates

  • 11th Feb 2016
  • 14th March 2016

Enroll for the programme

Deadline for applications are 2 weeks before the commencement date:

To enroll you are required to come in person with 2 color photos, all educational and work experience documents and meet our Counselor or choose the online enrollment option to pay by credit card or through bank.

For further information contact the Course Coordinator +94728566566

Financial assistance

Visit financial assistance page for scholarship schemes and loan schemes

*conditions apply

Course Information
  • Course Id:GDBIOTEC
  • Room:TBA
  • Days:Monday to Thursday
  • Timings:9.00am to 4.00pm