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BSc (Hons)Applied Biomedical Science

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Course code B903
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This programme is designed to provide a knowledge base in the field of biomedical science, is arranged to provide opportunities for graduates to register with the Health Professions Council (HPC) and is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). Students applying for this degree programme will be initially registered onto the BSc Hons Biomedical Science programme, with opportunities for progression onto the BSc Applied Biomedical Science programme at the end of Year 2. During Year 2 students will be informed of hospital placements and are asked to formally apply for a placement. If successful, the student will be provided with a portfolio to be completed during the practice placement year. Students graduating with a BSc Hons in Applied Biomedical Science students will have successfully completed the placement portfolio (as verified by an IBMS registered verifier). Following this, graduates are able to register with the HPC.

The aims of the programme are:

*To advance student academic, professional and laboratory skills for current and future employment in medical diagnostic and research environments
*To develop relevant knowledge and understanding for the application of theory to practice in the subject areas of study
*To develop appropriate transferable skills in the use of information technology, communication, numeracy, problem-solving and case study analysis as applicable to biomedical science.

Programme structure

Year 1

Fundamentals of Biochemistry (30 credits)
Fundamentals of Biology and Physiology (30 credits)
Practical and Professional Skills (30 credits)
Basic Chemistry for Life Science (15 credits)
Introduction to Medical Science (15 credits)

Year 2

Bioanalytical Techniques (15 credits)
Immunology (15 credits)
Metabolism and Disease (15 credits)
Pathobiology (15 credits)
Physiological Systems and Regulation (15 credits)
Pharmacology (15 credits)
Research and Professional Skills (15 credits)
Professional Practice in Biomedical Science (15 credits)

Year 3

One Year Professional Practice Placement

Year 4

Cancer Biology and Therapeutics (15 credits)
Cellular and Molecular Pathology (15 credits)
Advanced and Clinical Immunology (15 credits)
Medical Biochemistry (15 credits)
Medical Microbiology (15 credits)
Haematology and Blood Transfusion (15 credits)
Project (30 credits)

Career opportunities

The programme is designed for entry to the career of Biomedical Science as a HPC registered practitioner. The programme allows for the opportunity to complete the IBMS ‘Certificate of Competence’ portfolio, which upon successful verification, allows the graduate to apply for registration with the HPC.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

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

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States