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Biomedical Science (with foundation year) Anglia Ruskin University Degree level: Undergraduate

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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.

Course details

Modules

Year one, core modules

Biology of Cells Biomolecules Chemical Principles Mathematics for Science Physical Principles Physiology Biological Diversity Introduction to Biology of Disease

Year two, core modules

Biomeasurement 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 modules

Diagnostic 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 modules

Clinical Immunology Current Advances in Biomedical Science Human Pathology Medical Genetics Specialist Topics in Biomedical Science Undergraduate Research Project

Year four, optional modules

Biomedical Case Studies Microbial Pathogenicity Molecular Cell Biology

Assessment method

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

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code B491
Institution code A60
Campus name Cambridge Campus
Campus code C

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points

Please note that our 2019 Entry Requirements are still to be confirmed. Please check back soon for updates to these.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/biomedical-science-with-foundation-year

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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.

Additional fee information

http://www.anglia.ac.uk/student-life/help-with-finances/uk-eu-undergraduate#tuitionfees 2019 International Fees are to be confirmed.

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