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Course summary

Illness affects us all from time to time. Everyone, at some point in their life, will access services that rely on the expertise of Biomedical Scientists, which include blood and urine testing, new-born screening and cancer staging. These professional laboratory scientists are currently playing a key role in developing vaccines and conducting tests for the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus, further highlighting the importance of the Biomedical Sciences to our society. This course provides a solid grounding in the laboratory sciences used to understand, diagnose and treat disease, preparing you for a range of careers including, but not limited to, that of a Biomedical Scientist. On this course you will study the molecular, cellular and organ-level processes that take place in the human body and the pathological changes that occur in disease. Our course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (IBMS). IBMS accreditation ensures that a degree course delivers the scientific education, skills and training that will provide the basis for a career as a professional Biomedical Scientist. Graduates with IBMS-accredited degrees are able to apply for NHS Trainee Biomedical Scientist positions, where they will study further during their employment to obtain Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) portfolio accreditation.

Modules

Areas of study include:

  • Chemistry and Molecular Genetics
  • Essential Skills in Biosciences
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Microbiology and Biochemistry
  • Human Metabolism and Genetics
  • Medical Microbiology and Immunology
  • Physiology, Haematology and Transfusion Science
  • Skills and Cellular Pathology
  • Applications of Immunology and Microbiology
  • Biomedical Science Research Project
  • Clinical Biochemistry and Biology of Disease
  • Molecular Biology and Human Genetics
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Professional bodies

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

  • Biomedical Science, Institute of

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
BC99
Institution code:
B22
Campus name:
Luton Campus
Campus code:
D

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Mathematics GCSE grade 4 or grade C required.

Additional entry requirements

Other

Mathematics GCSE grade 4 or grade C required.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

The fees for 2023 entry have not yet been confirmed. For information on the 2022 fees please refer to our website, https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/fees/
Biomedical Science at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS