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Biological Sciences with Biomedicine

BSc Hons (Full Time)

UCAS Code:C1B9
Minimum Length:3 Year(s)
Credit Points:360
Part II Weight:8
Part II Year 2 Weight:3
Part II Year 3 Weight:5
Part II Year 4 Weight:0
Director of Studies:Dr SK Roberts

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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  • To provide a structured, progressive and thematic training in areas of Biological Sciences allied to Medicine 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 pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries, government agencies and hospitals.
  • To develop key transferable skills to prepare students for more general graduate employment.
  • To develop the intellectual and practical skills necessary for progression to postgraduate research and training.
  • To encourage academic curiosity which will prepare students for lifelong learning
  • To offer a range of core and optional final year modules which allow students to specialise in particular areas of Biomedicine and Biological Sciences

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will acquire detailed knowledge and understanding of:

* Biomedicine (Chronic Diseases)
* Medical Microbiology

Plus two from the following list depending on the choice of final year modules:

* Genetics and Biotechnology
* Protein Biochemistry
* Cell Biology
* Cell Interaction
* Animal Sciences
* Environmental and Applied Microbiology

Students will be given guidance on an appropriate choice of modules.


Intellectual skills able to:

* Plan, conduct and report a substantial individual investigation
* Synthesise and critically evaluate information from a variety of sources
* Formulate and test concepts and hypotheses
* Reason critically
* Interpret numerical data

Practical skills able to:

* Use appropriate equipment effectively
* Prepare accurately solutions of a given concentration
* Carry out risk assessments and list appropriate safety precautions associated with practical or project work
* Collect and present experimental data
* Perform routine microbiological procedures

Transferable skills 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
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