If you would like to join our fascinating Biomedical Science degree course, but don't yet have the required entry qualifications, our BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science Extended Degree is for you. This Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)-accredited four year course begins with a foundation year, covering all of the science background you will need to thrive as a Biomedical Science student in years two, three and four. Biomedical Science is fascinating. It is all about understanding how the human body works – both healthy and diseased. Our course will teach you the techniques and methodologies used to diagnose and monitor diseases, as well as how to identify treatments. In the first year, you will study the fundamentals of biology, supported by the maths, chemistry and physics needed to study Biomedical Science at degree level. On successful completion of the foundation year, you will proceed straight to the standard Biomedical Science degree course material, in your second year with us. You will cover key biological concepts starting from the molecular and cellular level, and encompassing human anatomy and physiology. Specialist aspects such as medical genetics and microbiology will be a part of your course; we will discuss how research in these field has impacted upon our lives, and its benefits and risks. Biomedical science overlaps with other disciplines, so we will explore how professionals from different teams work together. We will also look at the wider social, economic and ethical implications of biomedical science. By spending plenty of time in the lab, you will develop research, analytical and diagnostic skills. Through lectures and reading, you will develop your own ideas, then test them in experiments and critically review the results. We will introduce you to the statistics and software used in bioscience to enable you to analyse and present your data effectively. Your degree will culminate in a final year research project, which you will undertake in a field of your choice. Our facilities include specialist tissue culture and microbiology laboratories, as well as general teaching and research labs. We have an array of equipment such as thermal cycling equipment (for amplifying and quantifying DNA), flow cytometers, an aggregometer (for measuring platelet aggregation), a range of microscopes including a confocal and a scanning electron microscope, and an intelliPATH immunohistochemistry slide-stainer. We maintain strong links to a number of hospitals within the NHS, and related industries within the East of England.
Year 1: Core modules Interactive Learning Skills and Communication Information and Communication Technology Critical Thinking Maths for Scientists Cellular Biology Biology – Physiology Chemistry Physics for Life Scientists Year 2: Core modules Human Anatomy and Physiology Introduction to Cell Biology and Biochemistry Core Biology Mathematics for the Biosciences General Microbiology Personal and Professional Development - Level 4 Year 3: Core modules Ruskin Module Diagnostic Techniques in Pathology Metabolism and its Control Principles of Genetics Principles of Pathology Physiology of Organ Systems Laboratory Techniques for the DNA Manipulation Preparation for Research Personal and Professional Development - Level 5 Year 4: Core modules Human Pathology Specialist Topics in Biomedical Science Undergraduate Project Blood Sciences Clinical Immunology Current Advances in Biomedical Science Optional modules Molecular Cell Biology Microbial Pathogenicity Biomedical Case Studies Pharmacology and Translational Medicine
We use a number of ways to track your learning, and to make sure you are developing the knowledge and skills you need. You will undertake practicals in almost all your modules, developing your practical laboratory skills, and your written, verbal, and numerical skills will be assessed from coursework including essays and lab reports, and poster and oral presentations. There will also be tests and exams, to determine your grasp of the fundamental principles and to develop your problem-solving skills
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
5 GCSE passes at grade 3 or D or above and evidence of two years post-GCSE study at Level 3. If you have achieved at least grade E in one A level, or equivalent, you are exempt from the two year post-GCSE study requirement, but you still have to meet the GCSE requirements. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificate level of proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5 overall including 5.5 in each band/component.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.