University Of Bristol Biomedical Science

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University Of Bristol Biomedical Science

UCAS codeB900
Application methodUCAS/Common Application
Course duration3 year(s) full-time
Tuition feesFurther information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of courseClifton campus
Part-time studyPart-time study is not available for this course.
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16N/A (new course)

About BSc Biomedical Sciences

In the first year you will study subjects across the breadth of the biology related to human health and disease. This will provide a sound, broad background in biochemistry, cell and cancer biology, immunology, microbiology, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology and virology.

As a second year student you will study molecular genetics and a range of biomedical sciences units. Your choice will be guided as your interests develop. You will also receive training in transferable and employability skills.

There is a strong emphasis on the development of practical skills and our eBiolabs dynamic laboratory manual is available to help you prepare for practical laboratory sessions in the first and second year. You will also develop research skills to prepare you for a project in the third year.

In the final year, you will choose options from a list of units that reflect our research strengths and a project in a related discipline.

More about Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Find out more about studying Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year

  • Biochemistry: Cellular composition
  • Biochemistry: Cellular processes
  • Normal and Tumour Cells
  • Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology
  • Fundamentals of Body Function

Second year

  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Biomedical Research, Employability and Enterprise Skills

Plus guided choice of optional units including the following:

  • Infection and Immunity
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Gene Expression and Rearrangement
  • Cellular and Molecular Pathology
  • Pharmacology of the Nervous System
  • Pharmacology of the Body Systems
  • Neurophysiology
  • Integrative Physiology
  • Languages

Third year

  • Research Skills, including a research project and data interpretation
  • Guided choice of four units chosen from a variety of research informed biochemistry, cellular and molecular medicine, neuroscience, physiology or pharmacology units.