About the course
This study programme is designed to provide you with an understanding of the causes, diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. You will graduate with a knowledge of the pathogenesis of disease and how disease disrupts the normal function of the human body.
Each module within the programme involves a series of lectures which are underpinned by workshops and an extensive practical element. The first year provides a strong foundation in key aspects of biology and chemistry relevant to all students of biological sciences. The programme develops more specialised areas of biomedical science in the subsequent years with an emphasis on haematology, pathophysiology, clinical microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, endocrinology and analytical science. In addition, clinical-based research projects and relevant work placements will be offered in the latter part of the programme.
Why choose this course?
- Biomedical Science involves the study of disease, drugs and other topics related to human health.
- The biomedical sciences are made up of the following disciplines; biochemistry, haematology, immunology, microbiology, histology, cytology, bacteriology and transfusion (blood) technologies.
- In the UK the term ‘biomedical scientist’ is a protected title used by professionals working within the pathology department of a hospital. This group of healthcare professionals is the second largest profession registered by the Health Professions Council but not all students who study biomedical sciences end up working as biomedical scientists. Many graduates continue in pharmaceutical companies or other research institutes.
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All Biosciences graduates in Biomedical Science are eligible for graduate membership of the Royal Society of Biology.
This programme has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. Advanced Degree Accreditation by the Society recognises academic excellence in the biosciences, and highlights degrees that educate the research and development leaders and innovators of the future. The Advanced Accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates from the programme meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including gaining a substantial period of research experience.