University of Bradford Biomedical Science

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University of Bradford Biomedical Science


Biomedical Science is the in-depth study of human biology in both normal and disease states.

This course provides you with detailed understanding of the causes of human disease, how these produce symptoms and the effects of disease on the structure and function of human cells, tissues, and the whole organism. Students learn both current techniques used in the study of human diseases in the NHS, and innovative technologies under development for experimental treatments.

The University of Bradford is in the top 50 universities for research in the latest Research Excellence Framework, with world class researchers undertaking the research-informed teaching.

Recent investment in the Digital Health Zone allows students to access the latest techniques in digital anatomy and pathology, including carrying out digital dissection using technology only available in six UK Universities.

Find out more about the School of Medical Sciences.

BMS Course Assessment

The majority of modules contain exam and coursework assessment, particularly important for a laboratory based science course. Overall 48% of the course is assessed by coursework. The percentage assessment by coursework increases on progression through the course to reflect development of independent laboratory and study skills.

Professional Accreditation/Recognition

The course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and can lead to registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This means that students who have also completed an IBMS portfolio during an NHS placement will be issued with a Certificate of Competence by the IBMS which is recognised by the HCPC and will allow the holder to become a registered Biomedical Science Practitioner.