Abertay University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Biomedical science is at the heart of modern medicine. This degree will give you a deep understanding of the science behind human health, while its professional accreditation will enhance your employability. Gain a broad education and training in bioscience relevant to medicine. The standard route allows you to apply for HCPC registration after 12 months of training with the NHS post-graduation. If taking the applied route, the 18-week clinical placement provides a unique training experience in a modern hospital laboratory setting. The applied route is approved by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), allowing you to apply for HCPC registration as soon as you graduate. Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), a mandatory requirement for working as a biomedical scientist within the NHS. Many other biomedical science degrees do not offer IBMS accreditation.
Core modules (subject to change over time) - Human Physiology; Molecular Biology & Genetics; Biochemistry and Cellular Pathology; Transfusion Science; Advanced Medical Genetics; Honours Project and Clinical Placement (for students following the applied route). Other modules that may be offered (subject to change over time) - Foundations of Chemistry 1 & 2; Advanced Chemical Processes; Investigative Analytical Chemistry; Professional Studies 1 & 2; Medical Microbiology and Cell Biology & Immunology.
Learning is facilitated by a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and practicals. Enquiry-based learning (EBL) and problem-based learning (PBL) approaches are used at appropriate points in the curriculum. Assessment is by a combination of coursework assignments, class tests, presentations and examinations. Averaged across the 4 years of the programme, 22% of the assessment is by examination.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.
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||Abertay Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||CCC||To include Biology or Human Biology at A-Level and Chemistry or Combined Science/Additional Science/Further Science at GCSE Level or better|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM||
Applied Science (Forensic Science)
Applied Science (Medical Science)
|Scottish Higher||BBBB||To include Biology or Human Biology at higher and chemistry at Nat 5 Level or better|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points||To include Biology at S5 or H4|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3||To include Biology|
Applicants should have National 5/GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|