BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science with Optional Sandwich Placement/ Study Abroad
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.