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Teesside University Biomedical Science

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

UCAS code: C900 BSc/BiomS

Biomedical science is the study and investigation of a wide range of subject areas to understand the cause, diagnosis and treatment of human disease. Biomedical scientists undertake a broad range of clinical laboratory investigations including cancer screening, identifying genetic disorders, diagnosing HIV, blood transfusion screening, preparing for surgery, food poisoning and infectious disease control.

Biomedical scientists work in partnership with doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to perform many different roles in NHS laboratories. Without biomedical scientists the diagnosis of disease, accident and emergency, and operating theatres could not properly function, and evaluating the effectiveness of treatment and research into the causes and cures of disease would not be possible. Biomedical scientists are at the forefront of our modern healthcare system.

As a biomedical scientist you are critical in the investigation to aid the diagnosis and prevention of disease. The structure of this degree reflects the knowledge and clinical laboratory skills required by a biomedical scientist. Fundamental concepts of cell biology, human anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology and microbiology underpin the study of biomedical science.

This degree also develops skills for employability including good laboratory practice, COSHH assessments, health and safety policies, Human Tissue Act, quality assurance and transferable skills including verbal and poster presentations, written reports, independent research and teamworking skills.

Course structure

Year 1 core modules
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biochemistry and Chemical Science
  • Biological Methods
  • Cell Biology and Microbiology
  • Core Skills in Life Sciences
  • Medical Laboratory Science
Year 2 core modules
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Human Diseases and Immunology
  • Human Metabolism and Clinical Biochemistry
  • Molecular and Cellular Pathology
  • Science Research Methods and Proposal
Final-year core modules
  • Biomedical Science Research Project
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Clinical Genetics
  • Clinical Haematology and Transfusion Science
  • Medical Microbiology

Entry requirements

Year 1 entry
If you live in the UK you may be invited to attend an interview. The interview helps us tailor your offer to your individual circumstances. The interview process also enables us to consider applicants from a wide range of backgrounds and those with non-traditional qualifications, including individuals who may be returning to study after a period of employment.

When you visit the University for your interview you are offered a tour of our fantastic campus, a visit to our excellent laboratory and teaching facilities, and you can meet our staff. You also learn more about your course and the range of scholarships, bursaries and grants you might be eligible for.

If you can’t come for an interview, we will consider making you an offer based on the information you provide in your application.

Eligibility for entry to Year 1 of this programme requires you to study biology or chemistry (or another related subject) at Level 3. The most common acceptable Level 3 qualifications are (typical minimum grades are shown in brackets):

  • A levels (grades BBC)
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (grade DMM)
  • Access to HE Diploma (with 30 Level 3 credits from science units awarded at merit or higher).

You also need to have numeracy and literacy skills equivalent to at least GCSE grade 4.

If the qualification you are studying for is not listed, please contact our Admissions Office for advice. We accept many alternative UK and international qualifications.

If you don’t meet the entry criteria for Year 1 entry, you may wish to consider joining our extended degree programme which includes an integrated foundation year – BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science (Extended).

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Guaranteed Place Scheme (for UK/EU students only)

If you have completed Level 3 qualifications (for example AS Levels, BTEC Nationals) and have at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Mathematics, you may be eligible for a guaranteed place on an Extended degree course in your chosen subject whilst still working towards meeting the conditions required for a course with higher entry requirements.
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Direct entry to later years
Applicants qualified to BTEC Higher National Certificate or BTEC Higher National Diploma level may request direct entry to Year 2 of this degree. Applicants qualified to BTEC Higher National Diploma level may request direct entry to the final year of their degree. To be considered for advanced entry you must provide a full detailed transcript of your previous studies with your application.

English language requirements
Entry to a degree programme requires you to have a good command of spoken and written English. An example of an acceptable qualification is GCSE English language at grade 4 or above.

Non-EU international students who need a student visa to study in the UK should check our web pages on UKVI-compliant English language requirements. The University also provides pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet the minimum English language requirement.

For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section

International applicants can find out what qualifications they need by visiting Your Country

You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.

Course information

Full-time

  • Length: 3 years

Part-time

  • 6 years if entering Year 1, 4 years if entering Year 2

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