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BSc (Hons)Biomedical Science

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Course code B940
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This programme will give you a detailed study of human health and disease, focusing on the pathogenesis (mechanism) of disease, diagnostic pathway and therapeutic intervention. It will prepare you for careers in medical diagnostic and research environments.

The first year is a foundation for more advanced studies in subsequent years. Approximately a quarter of the programme is taken up with practical-based courses that will build your skills in this area.

The second and final years take skills and theoretical development to more advanced levels. You can also carry out an independent research project that comprises one quarter of your final-year study. If you want work experience in this field, you can undertake a sandwich year.

Programme structure

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

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

Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Cellular and Molecular Pathology (Level 5) (15 credits)
Physiological Systems and Regulation (15 credits)
Metabolism and Disease (15 credits)
Bioanalytical Techniques (15 credits)
Cell Biology and Immunity (15 credits)
Genetics (15 credits)
Microbiology and the Environment (15 credits)
Research and Professional Skills in Life Science (15 credits)

Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Work Placement Course – MS

Year 4
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Project (Life Sciences) (30 credits)
Planning for Personal and Professional Development (15 credits)
Advanced and Clinical Immunology (15 credits)
Medical Microbiology (15 credits)
Medical Biochemistry (15 credits)
Haematology and Blood Transfusion (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Pathophysiology of Disease (15 credits)
Cellular and Molecular Pathology (15 credits)
Cancer Biology and Therapeutics (15 credits)

Career opportunities

The programme will prepare you for employment in both the public and private healthcare sectors, including in the National Health Service, National Blood Service, Health Protection Agency and Medical Research Council, veterinary service, the Health and Safety Executive, forensic laboratories and the pharmaceutical industry.

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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