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If you would like to study for a degree but do not have the qualifications required to enter directly into Level 1 of a three-year degree programme, then this Extended programme offers you an alternative route into higher education. This extra year of study, Level 0, prepares you for degree-level study and has been carefully designed to support and motivate you as well as build your self-confidence. Whether it’s investigating a type of cancer or understanding the cause of food poisoning, biomedical scientists play a crucial role in diagnosing disease and evaluating effective treatment. Doctors make decisions based on the results of tests carried out by biomedical scientists in the pathology laboratory, while patients benefit from their experience and expertise. Without their skills, key hospital departments such as Accident and Emergency couldn’t operate effectively. Our course offers an in-depth understanding of the causes of disease and the practical ways in which they can be investigated in the laboratory. These are the fundamental areas of knowledge that you’ll need as a biomedical scientist.Course Leader Dr Claudio Scotti believes the popularity of the course is because it's “broad-based”. It’s ideal for students who want to make a career in bioscience but have not yet decided in exactly what area to specialise.
Foundation Year: Academic & Communication Skills (core), Essential Maths & ICT (core), Human Biology (core) , Chemistry of Life (core).
YEAR 1 Essential Chemistry (core) Cell Biology (core) Biochemistry (core) Human Anatomy and Physiology (core)
YEAR 2 Biology of Disease (core) Cellular Biochemistry (core) Infection and Immunity (core) Physiological Regulation (core) Clinical Diagnosis (core)
YEAR 3 Clinical Biochemistry (core) Cellular Pathology and Blood Science (core) Clinical Infection and Immunity (core) Research Project (core)
Students are assessed in practical work and theory. In most modules 50% of the module mark is derived from coursework during the semester (this can take a variety of forms including laboratory work, data analysis, essays, oral presentations, etc.) and 50% from unseen written theory examinations. Level 4 modules introduce students to the standards and types of assessment used at university. Some have theory exams staged at intervals through the semester. Although they do not contribute to their final Honours grade, students are expected to achieve at least 40% in all Level 1 modules. Students’ final Honours grade uses marks from Level 5 and Level 6 modules only. Level 4 modules prepare students to do their best at later levels of study. Students with disabilities and/or particular learning needs should discuss assessments with the Programme Leader to ensure they are able to fully engage with all assessment within the programme.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Stratford Campus|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||64 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MM|
For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements.
Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication)
Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision.
If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|