Applied Biomedical Science, BSc Hons

Applied Biomedical Science, BSc Hons

This programme is designed to provide a knowledge base in biomedical science and provide opportunities for graduates to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) (www.hcpc-uk.org). It is also accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) (www.ibms.org). Those applying for the degree will initially register on the BSc Hons Biomedical Science programme, with opportunities for progression onto the BSc Applied Biomedical Science degree at the end of Year 2. During Year 2, students will be informed of hospital placements and asked to formally apply for a placement. If successful, they will be provided with an IBMS registration training portfolio to be completed during the placement year. BSc Hons Applied Biomedical Science graduates who have successfully completed the placement portfolio (as verified by an IBMS registered verifier) will be able to apply for registration with the HCPC. The degree is also available part-time for those currently working in an IBMS accredited 'training' laboratory.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To advance student academic, professional and laboratory skills for current and future employment in medical diagnostic and research environments
  • To develop relevant knowledge and understanding for the application of theory to practice, and to develop appropriate transferable skills in the use of information technology, communication, numeracy, problem-solving and case study analysis as applicable to biomedical science.

UCAS code

B903 M BSc/ApBiSc

Department

Life & Sports Sciences

Location

Medway Campus

Attendance

4 years sandwich

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

300 UCAS points

INCLUDING 200 UCAS points from biology and chemistry A-level (A-C)

PLUS a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and mathematics) or equivalent qualifications.

* We welcome applications from mature students.

* Applicants with specific vocational, professional and other qualifications relevant to the programme (e.g. Access to Science, NVQs, HNDs) are invited to apply.

Assessment

Students are assessed through formal examinations, presentations and case study-based reports, together with critical evaluation of data, laboratory reports and a project.

Professional recognition

The programme is officially accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.

Career options

The programme is designed for entry to the career of Biomedical Science as a HCPC registered practitioner. The programme allows for the opportunity to complete the IBMS 'Certificate of Competence' portfolio, which upon successful verification, allows the graduate to apply for registration with the HCPC.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Sandwich

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Work Placement Course - MS

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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Chemical, Pharm. & Life Sci.

From forensic science and chemistry to pharmaceutical science and human nutrition. Whatever you choose to study you will be taught by experienced staff in state-of-the-art labs and gain important skills.

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