Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Biomedical Science (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

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Summary: Biomedical science is the study and investigation of a wide range of subject areas to understand the cause, diagnosis and treatment of human disease. Biomedical scientists undertake a broad range of clinical laboratory investigations including cancer screening, identifying genetic disorders, diagnosing HIV, blood transfusion screening, preparing for surgery, food poisoning and infectious disease control. Course details: Biomedical scientists work in partnership with doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to perform many different roles in NHS laboratories. Without biomedical scientists the diagnosis of disease, accident and emergency, and operating theatres could not properly function, and evaluating the effectiveness of treatment and research into the causes and cures of disease would not be possible. Biomedical scientists are at the forefront of our modern healthcare system. As a biomedical scientist you are critical in the investigation to aid the diagnosis and prevention of disease. The structure of this degree reflects the knowledge and clinical laboratory skills required by a biomedical scientist. Fundamental concepts of cell biology, human anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology and microbiology underpin the study of biomedical science. This degree also develops skills for employability including good laboratory practice, COSHH assessments, health and safety policies, Human Tissue Act, quality assurance and transferable skills including verbal and poster presentations, written reports, independent research and teamworking skills. In the first year of study you develop your knowledge in maths and the fundamentals of biological, chemical and physical sciences. You study material to help you develop numerical, communication, practical and learning skills. Successful completion of your first year enables you to proceed confidently on to the remainder of your degree course. After the course: As a biomedical science graduate you can work in the healthcare system to support the diagnosis of disease and monitoring of treatments by analysis of samples. Biomedical science is a rapidly changing profession and graduates are sought by a range of industries and organisations including food production, pharmaceuticals, environmental agencies and government laboratories. Some graduates also go into teaching or do further research and development work in higher education. Biomedical scientist salaries start at £21,388 - £27,901 and increase to around £25,783 - £34,530 for team leaders or specialist roles. Typical salaries at senior level and with experience, for roles including team manager or advanced practitioner, are around £30,764 - £40,558. Higher salaries may be available after this with further progression (www.prospects.ac.uk).

Course details

Modules

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Assessment method

You are expected to attend a range of lectures, small group tutorials and hands-on laboratory sessions. Part of your course also involves a substantial independent research-based project. The course provides a number of contact teaching and assessment hours – such as lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, projects, exams – but you are also expected to spend time on your own. This self-study time is to review lecture notes, prepare coursework assignments, work on projects and revise for assessments. Each year of full-time study consists of modules totalling 120 credits and each unit of credit corresponds to 10 hours of learning and assessment (contact hours plus self-study hours). So, during one year of full-time study you can expect to have 1,200 hours of learning and assessment. One module in each year of your study, excluding your first year (Level 3), involves a compulsory one-week block delivery period. This intensive problem-solving week, provides you with an opportunity to focus your attention on particular problems and enhance your team-working and employability skills. Your learning involves different types of assessment including coursework assignments and exam.

Professional bodies

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

  • Biomedical Science, Institute of

How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeC904
Institution code T20
Campus nameTeesside University
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 32 - 88 points Offers are tailored to individual circumstances on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants are normally invited for interview. Each applicant will receive an individualised offer following an interview. In cases where an interview cannot take place the typical offer will be 32-88 tariff points including at least 1 A level or equivalent. GCSE English Language and maths at grade 4 (or C) or equivalent. Applications from suitably-motivated students with other equivalent qualifications are warmly welcome.


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
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK/EU here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education office: gov.uk/student-finance.
Biomedical Science (with Foundation Year) at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS