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If you would like to join our fascinating Biomedical Science degree course, but don't yet have the required entry qualifications, our BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science Extended Degree is for you. This Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)-accredited four year course begins with a foundation year, covering all of the science background you will need to thrive as a Biomedical Science student in years two, three and four.
Biomedical Science is fascinating. It is all about understanding how the human body works – both healthy and diseased. Our course will teach you the techniques and methodologies used to diagnose and monitor diseases, as well as how to identify treatments.
In the first year, you will study the fundamentals of biology, supported by the maths, chemistry and physics needed to study Biomedical Science at degree level. On successful completion of the foundation year, you will proceed straight to the standard Biomedical Science degree course material, in your second year with us.
You will cover key biological concepts starting from the molecular and cellular level, and encompassing human anatomy and physiology. Specialist aspects such as medical genetics and microbiology will be a part of your course; we will discuss how research in these field has impacted upon our lives, and its benefits and risks.
Biomedical science overlaps with other disciplines, so we will explore how professionals from different teams work together. We will also look at the wider social, economic and ethical implications of biomedical science.
By spending plenty of time in the lab, you will develop research, analytical and diagnostic skills. Through lectures and reading, you will develop your own ideas, then test them in experiments and critically review the results. We will introduce you to the statistics and software used in bioscience to enable you to analyse and present your data effectively. Your degree will culminate in a final year research project, which you will undertake in a field of your choice.
Our facilities include specialist tissue culture and microbiology laboratories, as well as general teaching and research labs. We have an array of equipment such as thermal cycling equipment (for amplifying and quantifying DNA), flow cytometers, an aggregometer (for measuring platelet aggregation), a range of microscopes including a confocal and a scanning electron microscope, and an intelliPATH immunohistochemistry slide-stainer. We maintain strong links to a number of hospitals within the NHS, and related industries within the East of England.
Year one, core modulesBiology of Cells Biomolecules Chemical Principles Mathematics for Science Physical Principles Physiology Biological Diversity Introduction to Biology of Disease
Year two, core modulesBiomeasurement Core Biology Core Biology 2 Foundations of Cell Biology General Microbiology Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Year three, core modulesDiagnostic Techniques in Pathology Laboratory Techniques for the Biomedical Sciences Metabolism and its Control Physiology of Organ Systems Preparation for Research Principles of Genetics Principles of Pathology
Year four, core modulesClinical Immunology Current Advances in Biomedical Science Human Pathology Medical Genetics Specialist Topics in Biomedical Science Undergraduate Research Project
Year four, optional modulesBiomedical Case Studies Microbial Pathogenicity Molecular Cell Biology
We use a number of ways to track your learning, and to make sure you are developing the knowledge and skills you need. You will undertake practicals in almost all your modules, developing your practical laboratory skills, and your written, verbal, and numerical skills will be assessed from coursework including essays and lab reports, and poster and oral presentations. There will also be tests and exams, to determine your grasp of the fundamental principles and to develop your problem-solving skills
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!
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|Campus name||Cambridge 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:
- Year 1
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
5 GCSEs at grade 3, or grade E, or above, plus evidence of having attempted two years of post-GCSE study.
If you have achieved a minimum of 1 A level (or equivalent), you will be exempted from the two-year post-GCSE requirement (as stated above) but must still hold the baseline requirements of 5 GCSEs (as stated above).
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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