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Course summary

This Biomedical Informatics degree allows you to develop knowledge and understanding of modern bioscience and informatics (the study of computational systems) with a specific emphasis on everyday healthcare solutions. With the rapid advancement of digital technology into the healthcare industry, there is an ever-increasing demand for healthcare workers with specialised skills in applying information technologies in healthcare. Throughout the course, you will benefit from: • being part of a learning community that conducts research into areas such as cancer, genomics, microbiology, food safety, ageing and memory, and translation medicine • access to brand-new facilities that include equipment used in modern pharmaceutical, nutritional and clinical laboratories • option of a placement year to develop your employability and career prospects • final year research project - allows you to focus your studies on your specific interests and career goals. A wide array of optional modules allow you to shape your studies to match your own interests and career ambitions. The foundation year course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to continue onto your Honours degree. You will study a range of subjects that will underpin your future study and also gain valuable experience of university life, with full access to campus facilities. Successful completion of the year allows you to progress straight onto Level 4 of this course. Integrating practical and theoretical aspects of using information technologies in healthcare and medicine, this Biomedical Informatics degree provides you with a thorough understanding of the key concepts and principles of informatics. The course aims to integrate practical and theoretical aspects of using information technologies in healthcare and medicine whilst promoting an awareness of the ethical, moral and social implications. The interdisciplinary nature of the course is reinforced by broad departmental expertise and research interests, particularly in areas of: • bioinformatics • cell biology • microbiology • pharmacology • person-centred health and social care. Year One: You will cover a range of core modules that introduce you to anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and bodily systems. You will also gain an overall picture of the human organism and its essential functions, including microbiology, the structural features of all cells that make up the living system, fundamental genetic mechanisms essential for the evolution of life and function, and the genetics and molecular biology underpinning human biology and health. Year Two: You will build on your knowledge from the first year by exploring how information technologies can be applied to medicine to improve human health and treat diseases. To this end, three core modules are included at this level to introduce you to some important concepts and principles in informatics, such as medical imaging, computer programming, and computational statistics. Year Three: You will continue to develop your knowledge and understanding of biomedical informatics through two core modules on healthcare informatics and the choice of two optional modules on diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. This is reinforced by a research project which allows you to explore unique topics of interest.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Must include a science subject at level 3. GCSE (or recognised equivalent) English and Mathematics at Grade 4/C or above, plus 2 further sciences.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £14250 Year 1

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Further information regarding fees can be found at
Biomedical Informatics with Foundation and Placement at University of West London - UCAS