Biomedical Science (with foundation year) at Coventry University - UCAS

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Course summary

The foundation year of this Coventry University degree will be delivered from our CU Coventry campus. Course delivery from year 1 of the degree onwards will be from our Coventry University campus. This course aims to provide you with a solid grounding for building a career in biomedical science. The foundation year seeks to develop your core understanding within the sciences, including biology, chemistry and physiology, in addition to developing our academic and communication skills further. Students who successfully complete their foundation year will then progress onto the Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) degree within Coventry University’s School of Life Sciences. The degree integrates a broad range of biological disciplines to promote understanding of how the human body works and the biology of disease. Throughout the course you will gain practical experience in the laboratories based in our state-of-the-art Alison Gingell Building. Here you will learn and develop the key skills and techniques required for working in a laboratory. Key benefits of the degree

  • Well-equipped suite of analytical and biological laboratories where you can gain hands-on experience using industry-standard techniques
  • Support applying for placements in laboratory and industrial settings to gain crucial real-world experience
  • Focus on student-centred teaching in which you devise and carry out your own laboratory experiments so that you can demonstrate your ability to work independently and solve problems to future employers
  • You’ll be taught by experienced academic staff who have a range of hospital and research laboratory experience, bringing their expertise into their teaching (staff subject to change)
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Foundation modules include: Introduction to Health and Disease Foundation of Anatomy and Physiology Introduction to Cell Biology Foundation of Chemistry This course has a common degree first year The common degree first year enables you to work alongside students doing similar courses to you, to widen your knowledge and exposure to other subject areas and professions. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students, so you can share your insights and experience which will help you to develop and learn. If you discover an interest in a specific subject you have studied, upon successful completion of your first year, you could swap degrees with another course in your common first year (subject to meeting progression requirements). Common first year courses Biological and Forensic Sciences BSc (Hons) Human Biosciences BSc (Hons) Pharmacology BSc (Hons) Year One Modules Human physiology: Homeostasis and Health - 20 credits Genetics, Heredity and Evolution - 20 credits Structure, Function and Analysis of Biomolecules - 20 credits Cell Communication, Structure, and Function - 20 credits The Microbial World - 20 credits Applied Techniques in Biology - 20 credits Year Two In Year two, you will develop more advanced knowledge and skills to do with infectious disease and immune defence, genetic basis of disease, haematology and blood disorders, cellular basis of disease and metabolic and endocrine disorders, among others. Modules Genetic Basis of Disease - 20 credits Infectious Disease and Immune Defence - 20 credits Haematology and Blood Disorders - 20 credits Cellular Basis of Disease - 20 credits Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders - 20 credits Biomedical Science Professional Practice - 20 credits Placement Year There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1,250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. Final Year Year three aims to bring you to the level to enter the world of work by consolidating your knowledge and skills from years one and two. You could also work on a large final project in an area of your interest, with the support of a mentor and your Academic Personal Tutor. Modules Medical Microbiology and Virology - 20 credits Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology - 20 credits Cancer Biology - 20 credits Clinical Haematology and Transfusion Science - 20 credits Research Design in Biomedical Science - 20 credits Independent Project in Biomedical Science - 20 credits We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website. *For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Biomedical Science, Institute of

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £7950 Year 1
Channel Islands £7950 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note: UK (home) tuition fees for the degree years will be charged at the current Coventry University UK (home) degree fee level. This was set at £9,250 for the 24/25 academic year. This course with foundation year is not currently available to international students. If you do not meet the entry requirements to directly join year 1 of the degree, please take a look at our International Pathways Programme for additional options.
Biomedical Science (with foundation year) at Coventry University - UCAS