A number of our degrees are also offered with an additional foundation year (Year 0). Whether you are a school-leaver or someone considering returning to study but don’t have the entry requirements for your chosen subject, a foundation year course may be just what you’re looking for. A foundation year is the first year of a four year programme which: •provides an introduction not only to study at University but also to your chosen subject •offers you a highly supportive environment where you can develop the self-confidence, knowledge, skills and understanding for further study. Biomedical Science focusses on the function of cells, organs and systems in the human body. At Canterbury Christ Church University, our Biomedical Science Course has been designed to provide you with a broad understanding of the scientific basis of both human health and disease, and to help you learn the critical scientific skills that you need to allow you to succeed in a rapidly changing employment environment. This will provide you with a gateway to life-long learning about issues that will really matter to our shared future The course emphasises the development of practical and employment-relevant skills in our newly opened, state-of-the-art laboratories. It offers you the opportunity to receive expert teaching that is informed by and involves you in research in a variety of core topics specifically relevant to human form, function and disease. You will learn how to apply this theoretical scientific knowledge base to active research areas that address contemporary challenges in society. You may also have the option to supplement your degree with an integrated Masters, and/or a work placement in either an academic or industrial environment. Several medically related disciplines are covered in this course, including anatomy and physiology, histology, genetics, biochemistry and microbiology. On completion of your degree, you could follow any one of a wide variety of future graduate-entry career paths. Major employment areas for Biomedical Science graduates include the NHS and the wider healthcare sector, sales and marketing of healthcare and diagnostic products, diagnostic and clinical laboratories, and research and development for the pharmaceutical, diagnostics, medical devices and laboratory instrumentation industries. Alternatively, you may also choose to continue to further study such as postgraduate medicine or you may choose to study towards a Masters or a PhD.
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:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.