University of Cumbria has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
Do you want to help diagnose and treat diseases? Fascinated by the science behind clinical practice? Then you might want to try a career in biomedical science. We'll help you enter this exciting field by giving you a year to build a foundation of knowledge in the subject, so you can continue your studies to gain a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences. You'll ultimately be prepared for a future investigating the diseases which attack the human body and be ready to play a part in advancing modern medicine with this biomedical course. Why Choose University of Cumbria We’ve created this course so you learn how science can be applied to clinical practice and research - ultimately, so you can make a difference to people’s lives through the diagnosis and treatment of disease in the future. You won’t just secure your academic knowledge through lectures - you’ll be putting on your lab coat to learn with hands-on sessions in our new laboratories. And, you’ll work in small learning groups, so tutors are always on hand to help with your studies and research.
- Gain a sound knowledge of immunology, cell and molecular biology to biochemistry and pharmacology
- Study laboratory-specialist subjects - clinical biochemistry, cellular pathology, haematology and clinical genetics
- Hone research and laboratory skills, crucial for your future as a scientist
- Develop all the skills and techniques required for diagnosis and research into disease - the skills employers will demand
- Learn in our new laboratories
- Taught by academic tutors with a wealth of experience in the field
- Keep up-to-date with topical developments in the biomedical industry
- You’ll be based in Carlisle, within 30 minutes of Scotland in one direction and the stunning Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage site - in the other. And, you'll be close to the spectacular North West coastline, so you’ll never be stuck for something to do outside of your studies.
Year one - Compulsory modules: Essential University Skills 1, Essential University Skills 2, Essential Biology, Scientific Investigation, Essential Chemistry, Environmental Sciences. Year two - Compulsory modules: Introductory Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Introductory Microbiology and Immunology, Molecular Biology, Practical Laboratory Science. Year three - Compulsory modules: Biochemical Pathways, Human Genetics, Infection and Immunity, Medical Microbiology, Pharmacology and Physiology, Cellular and Molecular Pathology. Year four - Compulsory modules: Bioethics, Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology and Transfusion Science, Dissertation. Optional modules (subject to availability and demand): Parasitology, Epigenetics and Development, Toxicology, Advanced Genetics, Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Carlisle - Fusehill Street
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade C/4. If you are over 21 and returning to study after being in relevant employment for a minimum of 3 years and do not meet the published entry requirements for Year 1 of our degree courses, please do not assume you are not qualified to join us. Our experienced Admissions and Academic staff will review your prior qualifications and professional experience to support your application. The Integrated Foundation Year programmes support your return to education and are specifically designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree but may not have all the necessary qualifications, skills or experience to join the degree in Year 1. Contact our Course Enquiries Team for more information.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6000||Year 1|