University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biomedical Sciences

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Course summary

Find your passion to support the health of individuals and the nation. You'll cover everything from anatomy, to genetics and microbiology as well as more specialist modules such as pharmacology, haematology and cellular pathology. Your natural inquisitive personality and fascination for the science behind clinical practice will help you carve out a career in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, and the advancement of modern medicine. COURSE OVERVIEW Biomedical science is the study of the health and diseases of the human body to improve health. Because biomedical scientists need a wide range of knowledge and skills, you'll study a wide range of modules with us. You will get an in-depth understanding of the complex science behind the cause, consequence, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses. You will learn how science can be applied to clinical practice and research, ultimately to make a difference to human lives through the diagnosis and treatment of disease. By putting your lab coat on you will put theory into practice in our brand-new laboratories, getting a sound knowledge of cellular pathology, genetics, the human immune system, and biochemical pathways. We’ll delve deep into blood sciences and clinical biochemistry, giving you the opportunity to expand your knowledge of diagnostic approaches, researching clinical markers, screening techniques and the role biomedical scientists can play in saving lives and improving health. ON THIS COURSE YOU WILL...

  • Develop an enthusiasm for Biomedical Sciences and be involved in stimulating and structured learning opportunities.
  • Be assigned a personal tutor who will not just be your academic point of contact on the course but will, along with our careers service, help you to consider the wide range of jobs and further study options a degree in biomed can give you.
  • Have the opportunity to be involved with other science students on other courses to get a wider appreciation of the biosciences in an industrial, academic, economic, and social context.
  • Get time in labs to conduct experiments and procedures planned for you. But also learn to plan and carry out your own experiments independently with support and guidance.
  • Gain an appreciation of the advances at the forefront of Biomedical Sciences.
  • Gain a knowledge and skills base from which will help you move towards employment or postgraduate study.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN You will get an in-depth understanding of the complex science behind the cause, consequence, diagnosis and treatment of disease. You’ll learn how science can be applied to clinical practice and research, ultimately to make a difference to human lives through diagnosis and treatment of disease. Our brand new laboratories will support you in getting a sound knowledge of cellular pathology, molecular genetics, the human immune system and biochemical pathways. We’ll delve deep into blood sciences and the immune system, giving you the opportunity to also expand your knowledge in the fields such as clinical biochemistry researching clinical markers, screening techniques and diagnostic approaches. Year one
  • Introductory Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introductory Immunology and Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Practical Laboratory Science
Year two
  • Exploring Research
  • Human Genetics
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Pharmacology and Physiology
  • Cellular and Molecular Pathology
Year three
  • Bioethics
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Haematology and Transfusion Science
  • Dissertation module
  • Parasitology (Optional)
  • Toxicology (Optional)
  • Advanced Genetics (Optional)

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C910
Institution code:
C99
Campus name:
Carlisle - Fusehill Street
Campus code:
F

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade C/4 or equivalent


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
79%
Student satisfaction
85%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Biomedical Sciences at University of Cumbria - UCAS