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Biomedical Science

Manchester Metropolitan University

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 4 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Our biomedical science integrated Masters degree offers an advanced-level understanding of biomedical science practice. You’ll gain a deeper knowledge of the biological principles that relate to the workings of the human body, as well as the characteristics and diagnosis of disease leading to possible therapeutic interventions.

As you progress through the degree, you’ll move on to more specialist and advanced topics. That could include anything from cell and molecular biology, physiological systems and research skills, to blood science, cellular science and immunology – to name but a few. You’ll spend a year focusing on a major independent research project in the area of your choice.

Our biomedical science integrated Masters degree offers an advanced-level understanding of biomedical science practice. You’ll gain a deeper knowledge of the biological principles that relate to the workings of the human body, as well as the characteristics and diagnosis of disease leading to possible therapeutic interventions. As you progress through the degree, you’ll...

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Course Content

The skill to diagnose and offer therapeutic intervention is all about bringing scientific understanding to a human context. It’s the ability to bridge the gap between patient and treatment – improving people’s wellbeing and even saving lives.

Our biomedical science degrees will help you to build on your knowledge of biology to make a positive impact on health and wellbeing. With us, you could be examining blood cells and microorganisms to help diagnose patients or learning how to perform tests to determine safe blood matches for blood transfusion. You will learn about the latest genomic and proteomic techniques and how these may be applied in diagnostics and in the development of new drugs and therapies.

The Department of Life Sciences has strong links to the NHS, hospitals and clinicians, which not only shape our curriculum but also ensure the skills you’re learning are fully relevant to the workplace.

Study the biomedical science integrated masters with us and you’ll emerge as an independent thinker who can apply critical analysis to real-world problems, with knowledge and laboratory skills that are in demand by healthcare organisations. In other words, you’ll have the attributes you’ll need to embark on a range of fascinating careers in the biological, pharmaceutical, clinical, medical, public health and other associated industries. 

Year 1

On our biomedical science integrated masters degree, you will gain a solid grounding in the principles of the subject prior to studying more specialist and advanced topics.

Typical areas of study include biomolecules, cells and microorganisms, systems physiology, biochemistry, medical microbiology, haematology and transfusion, histopathology and cytology, immunology and immune disorders, integrated pathology, advanced biological aspects of disease and research methods and ethics.

Please note that the following list of units is indicative and may be subject to change.

In Year 1 you will study four, 30-credit units. Typical units include:

  • Biomedical Science
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Physiological Systems
  • Research Skills and Employability

Year 2

Please note that the following list of units is indicative and may be subject to change.

In Year 2 you will study four, 30-credit units. Typical units include:

  • Blood Science
  • Cellular Science
  • Infection Science
  • Techniques and Applications in Biomedical Science

Year 3

Please note that the following list of units is indicative and may be subject to change.

In Year 3 you will study three, 30-credit units and two, 15-credit units. 

Core units include:

  • Haematology and Transfusion 
  • Immunology and Immunological Disorders
  • Integrated Pathology
  • Project

Optional units may include:

  • Biomedical Cell Biology
  • Genetic Science
  • Medical Microbiology

Year 4

Please note that the following list of units is indicative and may be subject to change.

In your final year, you will study two, 30 credit units and one, 60 credit unit. Typical units will include:

  • Advanced Biological Aspects of Disease
  • Project
  • Research Methods and Ethics in Biomedical Science

The skill to diagnose and offer therapeutic intervention is all about bringing scientific understanding to a human context. It’s the ability to bridge the gap between patient and treatment – improving people’s wellbeing and even saving lives. Our biomedical science degrees will help you to build on your knowledge of biology to make a positive impact on health and...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

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Manchester Campus

Full Time, 4 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

UCAS tariff points/grades required

112-120

A levels ­– BBC-BBB, to include grade C in Biology (including a Pass in A level Biology Practical). General Studies not accepted.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (1080) in Applied Science – DMM

Equivalent qualifications and combinations will be considered, including Extended Project (EPQ) at grade C or above. Other AS levels (or qualifications equivalent to AS level) are not accepted.

Please contact the University directly if you are unsure whether you meet the minimum entry requirements for the course.

Specific GCSE requirements

GCSE grade C/4 in English Language or Level 2 Functional Skills English

and

GCSE grade C/4 in Mathematics

The level 2 requirements may also be met through the level 3 course requirements for the course; please contact the University directly if you require further information.

Non Tariffed Qualifications

Pass Access to HE Diploma in Science or Medicine, Dentist, Pharmacy and Medical Science with a minimum score of 112 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS tariff points/grades required 112-120 A levels ­– BBC-BBB, to include grade C in Biology (including a Pass in A level Biology Practical). General Studies not accepted. Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (1080) in Applied Science – DMM Equivalent...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
87%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
84% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
76% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
86% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
80% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
82% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
83% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
75% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
88% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
79% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
90% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
73% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
84% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
75% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
67% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
79% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
75% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
77% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
87% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
86% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
86% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
66% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
68% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
85% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
80% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
77% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
60% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points80

  • Employment Rate70%

  • Average Graduate Salary£19000

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