Cardiff Metropolitan University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd)

Biomedical Sciences (Taught)

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Course summary

Professionally accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), this course aims to provide a high quality and professionally relevant postgraduate programme, with emphasis on both the theoretical knowledge and the practice of Biomedical Science. As well as completing a number of core modules, you will choose a specialist option to focus on in your studies (Medical Biochemistry; Medical Microbiology; Immunohaematology; Cellular & Molecular Pathology or Medical Genetics & Genomics), and your award on graduating will name your chosen specialism within the title of the postgraduate qualification that you will obtain, as follows: •MSc Biomedical Science (Medical Biochemistry) •MSc Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology) •MSc Biomedical Science (Immunohaematology) •MSc Biomedical Science (Cellular & Molecular Pathology)​​​​ •MSc Biomedical Science (Medical Genetics & Genomics) Throughout your studies, your personal and professional understanding of Biomedical Science will be enhanced through an academically coherent programme of directed and self-directed learning. This will empower you to engage in and critically evaluate relevant contemporary biomedical themes, and to engage in research at postgraduate level, through the analysis and application of practical laboratory based activities.

Course details

Modules

The programme will emphasise the development of analytical and critical skills and on problem identification and analysis within a Biomedical Sciences context. You will be taught by a team of experienced academics, researchers and professionally qualified staff. A number of the teaching team are also HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists. Core modules are as follows: •Molecular Biology •Immunology •​Analytical and Diagnostic Techniques •Research Methods in Biomedical Sciences Option modules include: •Medical Biochemistry and Advanced Topics in Medical Biochemistry •Immunohaematology and Advanced Topics in Immunhaematology •Medical Microbiology and Advanced Topics in Medical Microbiology and Infection •Cellular and Molecular Pathology and Advanced Topics in Cellular and Molecular Pathology •Medical Genetics & Genomics and Advanced Topics in Medical Genetics & Genomics Please note there is no guarantee that all modules will be offered every year. Provision is subject to student numbers and viability. An additional three modules are required for the research dissertation.

Assessment method

Assessment is based on examinations; essays; poster presentations; case studies; case study presentations; practical based laboratory exercises; laboratory reports abstract writing and journal article reviews; a dissertation.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Biomedical Science, Institute of

Entry requirements

Applicants should have one of the following: a 1st or 2nd class Honours degree which has a significant content of biological science; at least a 60 per cent pass in the primary (part I) examination for Fellowship of the Institute of Biomedical Science; substantial relevant experience at a senior level.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £1120 Module
England £1120 Module
Northern Ireland £1120 Module
Scotland £1120 Module
Wales £1120 Module

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Biomedical Sciences at Cardiff Metropolitan University - UCAS