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Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed.
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This degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science and provides a thorough grounding in the theory and laboratory techniques associated with Biomedical Science - 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 all modules are compulsory.
Year 1: Molecules of life; cell structure and function; genetics; biotechnology; protein biochemistry; anatomy and tissue structure; impact of microbes; infection and immunity; hormones and development; human physiology; skills in biomedical and life sciences; experimental design and data analysis; introduction to biomedical sciences; biomedicine and society; diagnosis in biomedical science. Year 2: Biochemistry; cell biology; medical microbiology; genetics; clinical biochemistry; cellular pathology; haematology and transfusion science; practical physiology. Year 3: Cell signalling 1; cell signalling, transport and disease; cell cycle and stem cells; medical genetics; immunology; ethics in biomedicine; environmental pathogens; cancer; pathobiology; enhancing a employability and career potential; biological sciences research project.
How you'll spend your time
Lectures / seminars
How you'll be assessed
Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). More info
Collegiate, local, global: Lancaster is the ultimate university community. Whoever you are, you're bound to feel at home. At Lancaster you won't just be coming to a top 10 university, you'll be coming to a world of opportunity - Lancaster students can volunteer in Malaysia, India and China. We've had the best uni halls for three years running, according to the National Student Housing Survey.
Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.
Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni.
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?
% employed or in further studyMEDIUM90%
Average graduate salaryMEDIUM£18k
Graduates who are therapists
Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals
Graduates who are therapy professionals
Employment prospects for graduates of this subject
These statistics refer to the prospects of graduates from a range of degrees including environmental health, counselling and occupational therapy, but the numbers of students taking these subjects (with the exception of occupational therapy) tend to be quite small. Job prospects overall, though, are better than average. There are also usually a larger number of mature students, particularly with counselling-related degrees. The graduates of 2012 tended to get jobs in related areas - not surprisingly, occupational therapy being the most important job - but they also went into a whole range of other job sectors, too. Graduates from these courses can be pretty flexible.
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