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Course summary

Biomedical science is a vital part of modern medicine, enabling diseases to be diagnosed, monitored and treated. Develop your understanding of healthcare and human disease processes with our BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science degree. With the global pandemic demonstrating how vulnerable we are to the emergence of viruses and diseases, now is an ideal opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to help make scientific breakthroughs. If you are interested in how modern research underpins the development of new therapies to improve healthcare, our course is perfectly placed to provide you with strong laboratory skills ready for future careers in medical laboratory research. Advance your scientific knowledge and skills Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), our course is structured to complement the integrated and multidisciplinary nature of the subject. Delivered across three years - or four if you choose to include a placement, you will explore biological principles relating to the normal function of the human body alongside receiving training in medical and disease-related topics including pathophysiology, cell pathology, clinical immunology, haematology, microbiology and genetics. In the early stages, you will develop understanding of the normal functioning of the body to prepare you for the later introduction of more specialised medical and pathological aspects of human disease. We also offer you an early introduction to elements of professional practice working in a pathology lab. You can also choose from a range of module options in your second and third year to complement your interests. Throughout your studies, you will develop strong laboratory skills. As a biomedical science student, you will spend lots of time in our advanced Bodmer laboratories. These well-equipped, purpose-built facilities ensure your learning remains at the cutting-edge of innovation and discovery. The labs host industry-standard instrumentation, including cell culture facilities, histology specimen preparation station, fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy. Get closer to industry Complementing your laboratory-based sessions at Salford, you will experience visits to local pathology laboratories and receive guest lectures from external NHS specialists and biomedical scientists. You will have the option to take an industry placement between years two and three. Recent biomedical science students have completed placements with leading laboratories at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester Royal Infirmary, and Aintree Hospital. Through our dedicated GEMMS programme, we also support Biomedicine graduates to prepare for postgraduate pathways into medicine or physician associate studies through mentorship and UKCAT/BMAT/GAMSAT training. Features

  • Understand the structure-function relationships of key systems in the human body through the study of gross anatomy and tissue histology
  • Develop knowledge about biochemical changes in disease, alongside practical techniques in clinical biochemistry
  • Build specialist knowledge of the pathobiology of viruses and cancers, exploring various aspects of antiviral and anticancer treatments


Year one modules may include: Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecules to Microbes, Human Anatomy, Biomedical Skills, Study Skills. Year two modules may include: Human Physiology, Clinical and Molecular Genetics, Haematology and Transfusion, Medical Biochemistry, Pathophysiology, Biomedical Science Practice. Year three modules may include: Medical and Public Health Microbiology, Cell Pathology, Clinical Immunology, Applied Biomedical Science. You will then select either a 20 credit or 40 credit project module. If you select a 20 credit project module, you will select one module from the following list: Biotechnology, Advances in Pathophysiology, Biochemistry of Drugs and Disease, Cancer: Bench to Bedside.

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