Biomedical Science (with Foundation Year) at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS

Course summary

Course overview: This course includes a foundation year - ideal if you need additional preparation or if you don't have sufficient grades to join Year 1. Biomedical science is the investigation of a wide range of subject areas to understand the cause, diagnosis and treatment of human disease. As a biomedical scientist you work in partnership with clinicians and other healthcare professionals, at the forefront of the NHS, private healthcare services and the biotechnology industry. You undertake a broad range of clinical laboratory investigations in pathology, immunology and infectious disease control. You explore fundamental concepts of human anatomy and physiology, cell biology, pathology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology and microbiology. Employability skills include good laboratory practice, COSHH assessments, health and safety policies, the Human Tissue Act, quality assurance, and transferable skills including verbal and poster presentations, written reports, independent research and teamworking. You experience key clinical laboratory skills from accredited biomedical scientists from local hospital trusts and industrial partners. You study at our Middlesbrough campus, but during your degree you could gain valuable experience at the National Horizons Centre at our Darlington campus. This £22.3m purpose-built biosciences research, education and training facility is a focal point for the growing regional biosciences community. Top reasons to study this course 1. You join a supportive, expanding, thriving and diverse biomedical science community of staff and students. 2. Staff expertise in biomedical science includes academics and practitioners from local hospital trusts and biotechnology companies. 3. You will have the opportunity to conduct a research project at our £22.3m National Horizons Centre. 4. Lectures and lab sessions are delivered by internationally-recognised researchers with expertise in disciplines including cancer, dementia, asthma and infectious diseases. 5. This course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science After the course: The biomedical science degree gives you a strong foundation of knowledge in a diverse range of topics, presenting many career choices, including certified biomedical scientist, healthcare scientist or laboratory technician. Opportunities to pursue a career in medicine or other clinical disciplines, such as pharmacy or as a physician associate are also open to you. Biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries welcome biomedical science graduates in research and development, quality assurance and sales. Publishing companies and the specialist press may also employ biomedical sciences graduates as writers or editors. You may wish to continue your education by studying for a Master of Science (MSc), Master of Research (MRes) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).


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The following entry points are available for this course:

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Qualification requirements

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.

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England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £17000 Year 1
International £17000 Year 1

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Biomedical Science (with Foundation Year) at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS