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Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Abertay University
Length: 4 years
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Bachelor's degree
Location: Dundee
Language: English
Start date: Enquire for start dates
Price: 13,800 GBP excl. VAT

Program description

Program description

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Biomedical science is at the heart of modern medicine. This degree will give you a deep understanding of the science behind human health, while its professional accreditation will enhance your employability. Gain a broad education and training in bioscience relevant to medicine. The standard route allows you to apply for HCPC registration after 12 months of training with the NHS post-graduation. If taking the applied route, the 18-week clinical placement provides a unique training experience in a modern hospital laboratory setting. The applied route is approved by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), allowing you to apply for HCPC registration as soon as you graduate. Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), a mandatory requirement for working as a biomedical scientist within the NHS. Many other biomedical science degrees do not offer IBMS accreditation.

Program content


Core modules (subject to change over time)

  • Human Physiology
  • Molecular Biology & Genetics
  • Biochemistry and Cellular Pathology
  • Transfusion Science
  • Advanced Medical Genetics
  • Honours Project and Clinical Placement (for students following the applied route)

Other modules that may be offered (subject to change over time)

  • Foundations of Chemistry 1 & 2
  • Advanced Chemical Processes
  • Investigative Analytical Chemistry
  • Professional Studies 1 & 2
  • Medical Microbiology and Cell Biology & Immunology

Assessment method

Learning is facilitated by a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and practicals. Enquiry-based learning (EBL) and problem-based learning (PBL) approaches are used at appropriate points in the curriculum. Assessment is by a combination of coursework assignments, class tests, presentations and examinations. Averaged across the 4 years of the programme, 22% of the assessment is by examination.

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Abertay University

Abertay is right at the heart of Dundee, combining all the advantages of a close-knit campus with the buzz of city centre life. All of our buildings are within a quarter of a mile of each other, as are shops,...

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Abertay University

Abertay University
Bell Street
DD1 1HG Dundee
United Kingdom


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