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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: Biomedical Science 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

  • Lancaster’s Biomedical Science degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and provides a thorough grounding in the theory and laboratory techniques associated with Biomedical Science – a subject dealing with the study of life processes within the context of human health and disease. Taught jointly with clinical and biomedical staff from local hospitals, our Biomedical Science degree is a very structured scheme in which the majority of modules are compulsory. Our degree is designed to focus on the key aspects of modern day biomedicine. In the first year, students study 15 wide-ranging subjects, including Biomedical Science in Practice, Biomedicine and Society, and Diagnosis in Biomedical Science. In the second year, topics include Biochemistry, Cellular Pathology, and Medical Microbiology. The final year is even more focused with topics on Cancer, Medical Genetics, and Pathobiology. Students will also conduct their own laboratory-based project under the guidance of our internationally renowned academic staff who have vast biomedical research experience. 

    The programme aims 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.
    • Prepare graduates for careers with a wide variety of employers such as in NHS pathology laboratories, pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries and government agencies.   
    • Offer all students the opportunity to conduct a substantial research project.
    • Develop the intellectual and practical skills necessary for progression to postgraduate research and training.
    • Develop key transferable skills to prepare students for specific and general graduate employment.
    • Encourage academic curiosity which will prepare students for lifelong learning.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • Graduates will be able to:

      • Demonstrate an advanced systematic understanding of the biology of health and human disease including: biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, immunology, human physiology and anatomy, chronic disease biology.
      • Apply knowledge and understanding of clinical laboratory techniques and practice in histopathology, cytology, clinical chemistry, haematology, transfusion science and medical microbiology.
      • Reason critically and demonstrate awareness of issues of risk, quality and ethics.
      • Use appropriate equipment effectively and accurately and list appropriate safety precautions associated with practical or project work
    • Demonstrate the skills necessary to plan, conduct and report a substantial individual investigation.
    • Demonstrate the ability to formulate and test concepts and hypotheses. 
    • Collect, analyse and interpret qualitative and quantitative data.
    • Retrieve, select, syntheses and critically evaluate information from a variety of sources.
    • Communicate effectively through written and oral presentations.
    • Use relevant Information Technology.
    • Work independently or as part of a team. 
    • Consider quality and risk issues in laboratory work.

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