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.
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
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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