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Course summary

Biomedical science is a vital part of modern medicine, enabling diseases to be diagnosed, monitored and treated. Develop your understanding of healthcare and human disease processes with our BSc Biomedical Science with Foundation Year degree. If you are interested in how modern research underpins the development of new therapies to improve healthcare, our course is perfectly placed to provide you with strong laboratory skills ready for future careers in medical laboratory research. Advance your scientific knowledge and skills The foundation year pathway is recommended if you want to study the full honours degree, but don’t meet the direct entry requirements. On successful completion of the foundation year, you will have the knowledge, practical and analytical skills required to confidently and effectively progress to study our biomedical science honours degree, which is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). Our course is structured to complement the integrated and multidisciplinary nature of the subject. Delivered across three years - or four if you choose to include a placement - you will explore biological principles relating to the normal function of the human body alongside receiving training in medical and disease-related topics including pathophysiology, cell pathology, clinical immunology, haematology and genetics. Throughout your studies, you will develop strong laboratory skills. As a biomedical science student, you will spend lots of time in our advanced Bodmer laboratories. These well-equipped, purpose-built facilities ensure your learning remains at the cutting-edge of innovation and discovery. The labs host industry-standard instrumentation, including cell culture facilities, histology specimen preparation station, fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy. Get closer to industry Complementing your laboratory-based sessions at Salford, you will experience visits to local pathology laboratories and receive guest lectures from external NHS specialists and biomedical scientists. You will have the option to take an industry placement between years two and three of the full BSc degree. Recent biomedical science students have completed placements with leading laboratories at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester Royal Infirmary, and Aintree Hospital. Through our dedicated GEMMS programme, we also support Biomedicine graduates to prepare for postgraduate pathways into medicine or physician associate studies through mentorship and UKCAT/BMAT/GAMSAT training. Features • Build your biomedical knowledge and study skills ready to progress to our full BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science degree • Develop laboratory skills ready for your graduate career • Include an optional industry placement to boost your employability • Part-time option available

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Grade C or 4 (or above) in GCSE Maths and English is required.

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Biomedical Science with a Foundation Year at University of Salford - UCAS