Brunel university london medicine

Brunel university london medicine

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Biomedical Sciences BSc

Placement Offered This course has a Professional Experience option


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About the course

BSc Biomedical Sciences courses accredited by the Royal Society of Biology

The modern biomedical scientist needs to be familiar with a wide range of subject discipline’s. Brunel’s Biomedical Sciences degrees provide students with a sound grounding in all the key subject areas.

Students will be encouraged to exercise leadership, initiative and responsibility, and to appreciate the need for continual professional development.

The Society of Biology has awarded its accreditation to Brunel’s BSc Biomedical Sciences programmes. This award is great news for current students as it proves to employers that Brunel graduates have the subject knowledge and technical skills they are seeking.
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The aim of the BSc Biomedical Sciences programme is to provide students with an understanding of the main subject areas in biosciences and medically related research. The pathways include biochemistry, genetics, human health and immunology and are designed to explore health and disease. There are compulsory study blocks taken for each of the pathways at year 2 and 3, allowing specialisation in that area of Biomedical Science.

In contrast, the straight Biomedical science degree (no pathway) allows students to tailor their degree to their own interests giving them opportunities to select any of the option study blocks they wish. Thus the programme seeks to develop within graduates good practical, analytical and transferable skills applicable to a wide range of employment opportunities, including medicine, MSc and PhD, pharmaceutical research, pathology and diagnosis, clinical trials and data management. Students will be encouraged to exercise independence, initiative and responsibility and appreciate the need for continual professional development.

Brunel university london medicine


Dr Anthony Tsolaki

Department of Life Sciences
College of Health and Life Sciences
Brunel University London
Uxbridge, Middlesex

Tel: +44 (0)1895 266077
Web: Biosciences subject pages

Course Content

Level 1 is compulsory for all pathways, and gives a background in cellular and biochemical processes. Practical lab skills and research skills (IT, communication, information retrieval/analysis etc.) are included to prepare you for the practical nature of the subject, and to give you a ‘taster’ of the various pathway options.

At Level 2, we more formally introduce the biochemical and molecular processes which are altered in various human diseases. The Career Skills study block develops employability skills alongside further practical skills needed by biomedical scientists

At Level 3, you are given as much choice as possible to allow you to follow your interests. Topics are studied to a greater depth than in earlier years. All students must undertake a research project, which allows you to bring together the skills developed at Levels 1 and 2. This will probably be the greatest challenge of your degree, but also the most rewarding. You are usually associated with one of our research centres and your project will normally be clinically-related.