Anglia Ruskin University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biomedical Science

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Course summary

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How does the human body work? Discover how biomedical scientists diagnose and treat diseases on this Cambridge-based three year degree course, accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science and Royal Society of Biology. Learn about the human body at molecular, organ and systems levels, in health and disease, at our exceptional labs and benefit from our links to local NHS hospitals and related industries. Our three-year course, accredited by both the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and the Royal Society of Biology (RSB), gives you a thorough grounding in the theory and practice used by biomedical scientists to diagnose and treat diseases. Our four-year placement course, accredited by the RSB, gives you the opportunity to gain real-world experience in industry. An optional placement year will give you real-world experience of this fast-moving field of science that underpins modern medicine. Biomedical science is an exciting and dynamic subject where up-to-date research is constantly leading to breakthroughs and medical advances that have an impact on the health and well-being of society. You will be taught by highly-qualified lecturers who carry out their own research in areas including cancer, diabetes, antibiotic resistance and haemostasis, among others. Our teaching is therefore research-led by our lecturers who are passionate about their subjects. On this degree you will learn key biological concepts that are fundamental to understanding, investigating and treating human disease. You will begin by studying general biology, human anatomy and physiology, microbiology and cellular and molecular biology, which will give you a solid foundation of knowledge on which to build. You will go on to develop an understanding of the diagnostic techniques used in modern professional practice and learn about the biomedical disciplines, which include haematology and transfusion science, clinical biochemistry, cellular pathology, medical genetics, medical microbiology and clinical immunology. In your final year you will integrate and deepen your knowledge as you learn about human pathology and current advances in biomedical research, as you become an independent learner. Also in your final year, with individual support from a supervisor, you will have the opportunity to carry out a research project of your own which may be laboratory- or literature-based research. As a student you will learn in lots of different ways, including in lectures, small groups and laboratory sessions. In lectures you will be taught key concepts and the latest research findings; in small groups you will work on case studies and scientific problems to develop analytical skills. In the lab you will get plenty of opportunities to gain hands-on practical lab skills. You will also be developing your team-work skills by working in small groups. We are always developing innovative and interactive ways to teach. Our lecturers and other support staff are enthusiastic and knowledgeable and work hard to create a supportive learning community for all our students. The state-of-the art facilities in our new Science Centre include specialist tissue culture and microbiology laboratories, as well as general teaching and research labs. We have a wide range of specialist laboratory equipment which you will use in practicals and your projects. We maintain strong links to a number of hospitals within the NHS, and related industries within the East of England. You have the option of a placement year between your second and third year.

Course details

Modules

Year one, core modules Mathematics for the Biosciences Core Biology 1 Core Biology 2 Foundations of Cell Biology Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology General Microbiology Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 Year two, core modules Diagnostic Techniques in Pathology Laboratory Techniques for the Biomedical Sciences Metabolism and its Control Physiology of Organ Systems Preparation for Research Principles of Genetics Principles of Pathology Year three, core modules Clinical Immunology Current Advances in Biomedical Science Human Pathology Medical Genetics Specialist Topics in Biomedical Science Undergraduate Research Project Year three, optional modules Biomedical Case Studies Microbial Pathogenicity Molecular Cell Biology

Assessment method

We use a number of ways to track your learning, and to make sure you are developing the knowledge and skills you need. These include essays, exams and practical analysis.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including Biology.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

2020 entry requirements are under review for the next cycle and have been published using the current cycle information. Please check back when Apply opens for the exact requirements. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic Level - with no individual score being lower than 5.5) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/biomedical-science


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

http://www.anglia.ac.uk/student-life/help-with-finances/uk-eu-undergraduate#tuitionfees 2020 International Fees are to be confirmed
Biomedical Science at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS