Biomedical Science, BSc Hons

Biomedical Science, BSc Hons

This programme will give you a detailed study of human health and disease, focusing on the pathogenesis (mechanism) of disease, diagnostic pathway and therapeutic intervention. It will prepare you for careers in medical diagnostic and research environments.

The first year is a foundation for more advanced studies in subsequent years. Approximately a quarter of the programme is taken up with practical-based courses that will build your skills in this area.

The second and final years take skills and theoretical development to more advanced levels. You can also carry out an independent research project that comprises one quarter of your final-year study. If you want work experience in this field, you can undertake a sandwich year.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To advance your academic, professional and laboratory skills for employment in medical diagnostic and research environments
  • To develop the knowledge and understanding you require to apply theory to practice
  • To develop your transferable skills in information technology, communication, numeracy, problem solving and case study analysis.

UCAS code

B940 M BSc/BmdS

Department

Life & Sports Sciences

Location

Medway Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

300 UCAS points

INCLUDING 200 UCAS points from biology and chemistry A-level (A-C). (Applicants with specific vocational, professional and other qualifications relevant to the programme (e.g. Access to Science, NVQs, HNDs) are invited to apply)

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

Assessment

Students are assessed through formal examinations, presentations and case study-based reports, together with critical evaluation of data, problem-solving exercises, laboratory reports and thesis.

Professional recognition

The programme is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science and the Royal Society of Biology. Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of employers.

Career options

Biomedical science graduates are well placed for employment in both the public and private health-care sectors. Areas include the NHS, the National Blood Service, Health Protection Agency and Medical Research Council, veterinary service, the Health and Safety Executive, forensic laboratories, and the pharmaceutical industry.

Full 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.

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

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.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

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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