Our IBMS Accredited degree meets the high standards of teaching, facilities and course content expected by the IBMS, the leading professional body for the field of biomedical science. IBMS accreditation is an important requirement for obtaining statutory registration as a biomedical scientist and meeting academic requirements for HCPC registration. Biomedical Science is at the forefront of our modern healthcare system working in partnership with medical practitioners and health care professionals, to perform many different roles in the NHS, as well as in academia and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. As a biomedical science graduate you are likely to be involved in the diagnosis of disease, supporting the work of clinical departments, and developing and evaluating the next generation of treatments that could improve patient outcomes. A biomedical science degree also provides the foundation for graduate entry programmes, including medicine, dentistry or the more recently established Physician Associate (PA) programme for clinical practice within the NHS. Our BSc Biomedical Science programme has also been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology following an independent and rigorous assessment. Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of employers. By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:
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- Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.
- Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
- We’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.
Stage 1: • Biochemistry and Cell Biology (compulsory) • Introduction to Microbiology (compulsory) • Genetics and Molecular Biology (compulsory) • Fundamentals of Immunology (compulsory) • Anatomy & Physiology (compulsory) • Biomedical Laboratory Practice (compulsory) Stage 2: • Bioscience Research Methods (compulsory) • Genes and Genomics (compulsory) • Infection & Immunity (compulsory) • Processes of Life: Biochemistry (compulsory) • Cellular Pathology (compulsory) • Clinical Immunology and Haematology (compulsory) Optional Placement Year. Stage 3: • Biomedical Science Research Project (compulsory) • Medical Microbiology (compulsory) • Clinical Biochemistry (compulsory) • Haematology and Transfusion Science (compulsory) • Integrated Medical Genetics (compulsory) Module information is quoted for 2023 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.
You will be assessed through the different forms of assessment is as follows: essays; examinations; practical work; presentations and other methods.
How to apply
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The following entry points are available for this course:
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You are expected to have studied a science subject
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