OVERVIEW The BSc (Hons) Biomedcal Science is professionally accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). Biomedical Sciences is a key subject area encompassing all areas of biology related to human health and disease. This highly topical, dynamic area is continually advancing, contributing important benefits not only to the health of individuals and the nation, but also to the economic activity and well-being of nations. This degree will provide you with a broad understanding of the scientific basis of human health and disease. IN addition to your developmed knowledge in biomedical science, you wil be prepared for roles which require you exercise professionalism, independent thought, personal responsibility and decision-making in complex and unpredictable circumstances The degree is uderpinned by a number of related sciences, including: biology, chemistry, mathematics and statistical modelling, and information technology. You will then progress to study more advanced biomedical science subjects including: biochemistry, human anatomy, physiology, genetics, immunology, microbiology etc. Biomedical scientists play an essential role in the identification of diseases and improving the provision of healthcare; this degree prepares you for a rewrding and exciting career in this field. PRACTICAL FOCUS This degree contains a significant work-related learning component, allowing students to choose optional work-related modules in third year (20, 40 or 60 credit modules). Upon progression to the final year of study (Year 4), if you opted to take the 40-credit Work-related Learning module in Year 3. then you will be required to take the Integrative Human Physiology module in place of the Public Health Microbiology module. Similarly, upon progression to the final year of studies, if you opted to take the 60-credit Work-related Learning module in Year 3, then you be required to take the Integrative Human Physiology and Clinical Genetics modulesin Year 4. It is also possible for you to undertake a year out in an approved clinical laboratory to graduate with a BSc Honours Biomedical Science 'with sandwich'. If you opt for the 'sandwich' degree, your placement may allow you to satisfy part or full completion of the IBMS Registration Portfolio. Once you have completed this, you can apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to be registered. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION The BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) - the leading professional body for biomedical scientists, support staff and students. CAREER PROSPECTS Jobs Biomedical Science graduates start at a slightly lower grade and undertake training while employed in the NHS. HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists working within the NHS have the same standing as other healthcare professions such as pharmacy, radiography and physiotherapy. UWS biomedical scoence graduates are well qualified to enter a range of related medical professions, providing you meet the requirements of the employer and employment opportunities, including: // NHS hospital laboratories // Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service laboratories // Health Protection Agency laboratories // research & development laboratories for the medical, pharmaceutical, veterinary and food sectors // primary and secondary teaching Further Study UWS Biomedical Science graduates can continue their studies to MSc and PhD level. Some graduates undertake further study in related disciplines including pharmacy, medicine and dentistry.
In Year 1, you will complete modules in biology and chemistry, which will underpin your knowledge and understanding throughout your degree. You will also learn how to critically evaluate scientific data and information and conduct statistical analysis using computer technology. In Year 2, you will be introduced to the themes that make up biomedical science including clinical biochemistry, haematology and transfusion science, microbiology and cellular pathology. In Year 3, you will complete modules in clinical chemistry, cellular and molecular pathology, haematology, immunology and medical microbiology. Teaching includes expert tuition from NHS biomedical scientists. In Year 4, you will study specialist aspects of biomedical science at an advanced level. You will also complete an in-depth research dissertation in a biomedical topic of your choice.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops. You will also have the opportunity to take part in group work and independent learning to develop your transferable skills such as research, presentation, communication and working as part of a team. This degree is assessed using a variety of assessment methods including: // Written examinations // Coursework // Practical assessment
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
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Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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- Year 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. These are shown below.
Standard Qualification Requirements
Year 1 entry: SWAP (BBB) Access to Medicine; Access to Science; Access to Biological and Chemical Science; Access to Chemistry and Biology; Access to Health and Biological Science; Access to Dietetics; Access to Health and Life Sciences; Access to Radiography.
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