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Biomedical Science - BSc (Hons)

London Metropolitan University

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 4 years Duration

  • Part Time Study Mode

  • £2310.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

The Biomedical Science BSc is designed to help you play a key role in identifying diseases, monitoring treatment and undertaking research into infectious diseases and other pathologies. This course gives you the academic competencies required by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

A one-year sandwich placement or two single-semester work placement modules can be undertaken to give you valuable work experience.

Biomedical science transforms our understanding of health and disease. This course will put you at the cutting edge of science as you study everything from healthcare issues to research-based science, learning how disease is caused, identified and treated.

The subjects covered during the course are similar to the pre-clinical components of a medical degree, with topics including the structure and function of biological fluids, cells and tissues, and the relationship between bodily systems and health, disease and the environment.

Your study programme is designed so that core modules are delivered over two whole days per week, enabling you to juggle lectures with study and other responsibilities. Your first year will include an introduction to the key principles of biomedical science and place a heavy focus on developing the necessary laboratory skills and data manipulations. In Year 2, you’ll look at core discipline areas such as blood science, infection and tissue science. You’ll also get plenty of hands-on experience in a wide range of research techniques, such as spectrophotometry, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), electrophoresis and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).

Your third year will comprise more in-depth study of the major disciplines of biomedical science and you'll have the opportunity to specialise with an independent research project on a topic of your choosing.

Throughout the course, you’ll take practical classes in our £30 million Science Centre, which is equipped with 280 workstations and is the largest of its kind in Europe. You’ll also benefit from the guidance of our knowledgeable academic staff – many of whom are active researchers – as well as a range of external speakers working in the pathology industry who will keep you up to date with the latest biomedical developments and laboratory practices.

The Biomedical Science BSc is designed to help you play a key role in identifying diseases, monitoring treatment and undertaking research into infectious diseases and other pathologies. This course gives you the academic competencies required by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). A one-year...

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Course Content

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2019/20 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

Anatomy & Physiology (core, 30 credits)

Biochemistry (core, 15 credits)

Cell & Molecular Biology (core, 30 credits)

Chemistry (for Biosciences) (core, 15 credits)

Laboratory Science (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Blood Science (core, 15 credits)

Fundamentals of Medicinal Chemistry (core, 15 credits)

Infection Science (core, 30 credits)

Methods of Bioanalytical Analysis (core, 15 credits)

Tissue Science (core, 30 credits)

Ethics for Science (option, 15 credits)

Infection Control (option, 15 credits)

Parasitology (option, 15 credits)

Work Placement (option, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Advanced Blood Science (core, 30 credits)

Advanced Infection & Tissue Science (core, 30 credits)

Project (core, 30 credits)

Systems Pathology (core, 15 credits)

Applied Immunology (option, 15 credits)

Genomics (option, 15 credits)

Medical Genetics (option, 15 credits)

Sandwich Placement (option, 30 credits)

Virology (option, 15 credits)

 

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2019/20 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time. Year 1 modules include: Anatomy & Physiology (core, 30 credits) Biochemistry (core, 15 credits) Cell &...

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Available Dates

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Holloway

Full Time, 3 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Holloway

Part Time, 4 years

September, 2020

£2310.00

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Entry Requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum of grades BBC in A levels with B in Biology and B in Chemistry (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Progression Diploma or Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits)

If you don't have traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing our Biomedical Science (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) or Sciences (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree.

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have: a minimum of grades BBC in A levels with B in Biology and B in Chemistry (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Progression Diploma or Access to HE Diploma with 60...

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Assessment Methods

You'll be assessed through self-diagnostic testing, debates, group work, essays and cumulative exams.

Your practical skills will be assessed through coursework assignments, including those in the final project module.

Your data handling skills will be assessed through practical reports, problem-solving exercises, information abstracting and reviewing exercises, poster presentations, exams and seminar presentations.

You'll be assessed through self-diagnostic testing, debates, group work, essays and cumulative exams. Your practical skills will be assessed through coursework assignments, including those in the final project module. Your data handling skills will be assessed through practical reports, problem-solving exercises, information abstracting and reviewing exercises, poster...

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