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BSc Hons Biomedical Science


Mode of Study: Full Time Department: Biomedical and Life Sciences (Division of)
UCAS Code: B990 Duration/Length: 3 Year(s)
QAA Subject Management: Not Defined Director of Studies: Dr FE Benson
Total Credit Points: 360 Credit Points Year 2: 90
Credit Points Year 3: 150

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

    • To provide a structured, progressive and thematic training in areas of Biomedical Science and associated Biological Sciences which will provide students with a knowledge and understanding appropriate for subject-specific graduate employment.
    • To prepare graduates for careers with a wide variety of employers such as in NHS pathology laboratories, pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries and government agencies.   
    • To offer all students the opportunity to conduct a substantial research project
    • To develop the intellectual and practical skills necessary for progression to postgraduate research and training.

    General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

    • To develop key transferable skills to prepare students for specific and general graduate employment.
    • To encourage academic curiosity which will prepare students for lifelong learning

     

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills


  • Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

     
    On successful completion of this scheme of study students will:
    • Have advanced detailed knowledge and understanding of the biology of health and human disease including biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, immunology, human physiology and anatomy, chronic disease biology. 
    • Have knowledge and understanding of clinical laboratory techniques and practice in histopathology, cytology, clinical chemistry, haematology, transfusion science and medical microbiology.
    • Be able to plan, conduct and report a substantial individual investigation
    • Have the ability to synthesise and critically evaluate information from a variety of sources
    • Be able to formulate and test concepts and hypotheses
    • Be able to reason critically and demonstrate awareness of issues of risk, quality and ethics. 
    • Be able to collect, analyse and interpret qualitative and quantitative data
    • Be able to use appropriate equipment effectively and accurately and list appropriate safety precautions associated with practical or project work
     

    General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

    • On successful completion of this scheme of study students will be able to:
    • Work independently or as part of a team
    • Use relevant Information Technology
    • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills
    • Design and prepare project proposals
    • Consider quality and risk issues in laboratory work.

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