Developed in collaboration with Betsi Cadwaldr University Health Board (BCUHB) the MSc in Biomedical Science gives students the opportunity to develop their research skills, explore specialist areas, and complete an independent research project integrating the study of the biology of disease, including modern concepts and applications of biomedical science in research, diagnosis and treatment of clinical disorders. Students will: Develop the skills for practice at Higher Specialist Level Use state of the art equipment, such as flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy and molecular analysers at the newly established BCUHB North Wales Clinical Research Centre (NWCRC) Develop existing knowledge while improving analytical skills by undertaking laboratory-based investigations employing sophisticated and advanced biomedical methodology. Gain a professionally recognised qualification, being externally accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).
The MSc Biomedical Science programme provides an opportunity for in-depth teaching and learning in all the major disciplines covering biomedical science, as well as current regulatory frameworks, information communication technology and research methods. Teaching and learning will focus on clinical chemistry, cellular and histopathology, haematology and transfusion as well as microbiology and immunology. MODULES Research methods (20 credits) Critically exploring professional practice in the context of health & society (20 credits) Analytical & molecular techniques in Biomedical Science (20 credits) Clinical medicine: pathology of disease (20 credits) Blood sciences & transfusion medicine (20 credits) Clinical Immunology & Microbiology (20 credits) Research Project (60 credits) The focus of most modules will be on understanding the biology of disease, concepts underlying disease pathogenesis, and the use of current biomedical science applications in the screening, diagnosis and management of disease conditions.
Throughout the course, there is coursework, which contributes to your overall marks. The coursework assessment may focus on laboratory reports, clinical reviews, poster or oral presentations, case studies, essays or data manipulation exercises.
A candidate must satisfy one, or combination, of the following conditions; Hold one of the following prior to the commencement of the Programme: An initial honours degree of Wrexham Glyndŵr University or another approved degree awarding body. A minimum of 2:2 honours degree, which has a significant content of biological science (e.g. Biomedical Science, Human Biology, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, etc.) Have relevant work experience at a senior level that is deemed to compensate the lack of formal qualifications, and have held a position of management responsibility within the biomedical, clinical or healthcare sectors for a minimum of three years within the previous five years. In a case where there is a lack of clarity or need to gain deeper insight into a candidate’s suitability for the programme of study, an informal interview with the candidate may be held. In addition to the above, candidates must also have practical laboratory experience that would have already been gained from undertaking their undergraduate programme of study inclusive of relevant QAA benchmark standards such as Biomedical Science and Biological Sciences. Prospective students may also apply for the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) against specific modules in accordance with Wrexham Glyndŵr University regulations. Students undertaking a research project (dissertation) that entails working in an area other than their usual place of work must obtain a relevant DBS. Students undertaking a research project (dissertation) who may be working with patients, vulnerable people and children must obtain an enhanced disclosure.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7950||Whole course|