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BSc (Hons)Healthcare Science (Life Sciences)

University of Bradford
United Kingdom, Bradford
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Overview

Healthcare Science (Life Sciences) involves the study of normal life processes and then disease processes in humans, plus the methods used in disease identification, investigation and the development of therapeutic intervention strategies. It also develops and applies new technologies that help improve patient care. Although the subjects are broadly similar to the pre-clinical components of a medical degree course, our course aims to produce graduates who understand disease from a scientific perspective. The university produces highly educated, yet flexible, Healthcare Scientists with excellent career prospects.

Programme structure

Core Modules:

Cell Biology
Biological Molecules and Biochemistry
Cells and Tissues
Human Genetics
Microbiology
Human Physiology 1 & 2
Reproductive Biology and Embryology
Study Skills 1
Workbased Learning and Professional Practice 1
Clinical and Analytical Biochemistry
Immunology
Medical Microbiology
Molecular Genetics
Cellular Pathology
Haematology and Transfusion Science
Developing Professional Skills 2
Work-based Learning and Professional Practice 2
Work-based Learning and Professional Practice 3
Research Project (in your chosen specialism)

Option Modules:

Genetics specialism:
Medical Genetics | Independent Study | Biology of Disease
Cellular Sciences specialism:
Diagnostic Histopathology | Applications of Cytopathology | Clinical Diagnostics in Reproductive Science
Infection Sciences specialism:
Diagnostic Microbiology | Infectious Diseases: Establishment, Treatment and Control | Parasitology and Fungal Infections
Blood Sciences specialism:
Research Topics in Haematology | Pregnancy and Paediatric Blood Science | Diagnostics in Biochemistry and Immunology

You will have placements in the summer of each year of study. There is a 10-week general placement at the end of Year 1, a 15-week placement at the end of Year 2, and you will complete your research project in your final year, and 25 weeks of placement during Year 3 which includes a final 21-week placement over the summer after you complete Year 3. There are work-based learning and professional practice modules to complete in the workplace, along with a portfolio of competence.

Career opportunities

The Healthcare Science (Life Sciences) course is designed to permit you to meet the requirements of the Department of Health via the Health Education England (HEE) Healthcare Science Programme board, the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and allow you to practise as a Healthcare Science Practitioner in NHS laboratories. Alternatively, you could find employment as a laboratory-based or non-laboratory-based scientist in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or other related industries, academic research and teaching.

Employment six months after the course was 85% of the 2011 Healthcare Science/Biomedical Science graduates (most recent data.

The average starting salary for the 2011 Healthcare Science/Biomedical Science graduates was £17,278.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States