University of Bradford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biomedical Science

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Course summary

Do you want to get involved in the world's battle against COVID19 and future pandemics? If so, a degree in Biomedical Science could be for you. Biomedical scientists have been working tirelessly since the pandemic began to develop diagnostic tests, run COVID testing laboratories, develop vaccines and support doctors in the urgent research into treatment and prevention strategies for the virus. It is a career at the cutting-edge of medical research. Biomedical Science is the in-depth study of human biology in both normal and disease states. This course provides you with detailed understanding of the causes of human disease, how these produce symptoms and the effects of disease on the structure and function of human cells, tissues, and the whole organism. You will learn both current techniques used in the study of human diseases in the NHS, and innovative technologies under development for experimental treatments. Recent investment in the Digital Health Zone allows students to access the latest techniques in digital anatomy and pathology, including carrying out digital dissection. Bradford was the first University in the UK - and one of the first in the world - to introduce an undergraduate degree course in Biomedical Science. The School of Medical Sciences here at Bradford has continued to pioneer high-quality new developments in Biomedical Science education and it is recognised both nationally and internationally for the excellence of its course and graduates. The School staff are heavily involved in research, with staff recognised for their invaluable contributions at both national and international levels. This knowledge and research experience contributes significantly to the quality of both the course and the overall student experience. Professional Accreditation This course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Course details

Modules

Year 1: Cell and Tissue Biology (core), Developing Professional Skills 1 (core), Human Genetics and Developmental Biology (core), Human Physiology 1 & 2 (core), Introductory Biochemistry (core), Introductory Microbiology (core) Year 2: Clinical and Analytical Biochemistry (core), Developing Professional Skills 2 (core), Immunology, Haematology and Transfusion Science (core), Medical Microbiology (core), Molecular Genetics (core), Pathology (core) Year 3: Biology of Disease (core), Medical Genetics (core), Research Project (option), Research Topics 2 (option), Research Topics in Cancer Biology I (option), Research Topics in Haematology I (option), Research Topics in Medical Biochemistry I (option), Research Topics in Medical Cell Biology I (option), Research Topics in Medical Microbiology I (option), University Elective (option)

Assessment method

The teaching and assessment strategy takes into consideration the learning outcomes for the programme, progression through stages of study, the nature of topic studied and the need for you to demonstrate greater autonomy in your learning as you progress through the programme. Coursework assignments will give you the opportunity to gain experience in report writing and data handling and interpretation. As you progress you will have the opportunity to demonstrate increasing skills of analysis, synthesis and criticism through a wide variety of assessment strategies, including written and oral examinations, report writing, case studies, group work, essays, including a dissertation, oral presentations and the project report. The project report provides a major opportunity to demonstrate autonomy in data handling and critical interpretation in a research context.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C900
Institution code:
B56
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University. English Language requirements for International and EU applicants: The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). However, if you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.

Additional entry requirements

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £21124 Year 1
International £21124 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Biomedical Science at University of Bradford - UCAS