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Biomedical Science Anglia Ruskin University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Our Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)-accredited course gives you a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of diagnosis and treatment of diseases and the underlying molecular and cellular biology, preparing you for a career in a range of biomedical fields.

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.

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 practical 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, aggregometry (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

Biomeasurement Core Biology Foundations of Cell Biology General Microbiology Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Year two, 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 three, core modules

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

Year three, 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 B940
Institution code A60
Campus name Cambridge Campus
Campus code C

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

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 112 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including Biology.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

2020 entry requirements are under review for the next cycle and have been published using the current cycle information. Please check back when Apply opens for the exact requirements.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic Level - with no individual score being lower than 5.5) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

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

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

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 2020 International Fees are to be confirmed

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