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Anglia Ruskin University

Biomedical Science [with Foundation Year]

UCAS Code: B491

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Biomedical sciences

If you would like to join our fascinating Biomedical Science degree course, but don't yet have the required entry qualifications, our BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science Extended Degree is for you. This Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)-accredited four year course begins with a foundation year, covering all of the science background you will need to thrive as a Biomedical Science student in years two, three and four.

Biomedical Science is fascinating. It is all about understanding how the human body works – both healthy and diseased. Our course will teach you the techniques and methodologies used to diagnose and monitor diseases, as well as how to identify treatments.

In the first year, you will study the fundamentals of biology, supported by the maths, chemistry and physics needed to study Biomedical Science at degree level. On successful completion of the foundation year, you will proceed straight to the standard Biomedical Science degree course material, in your second year with us.

You will cover key biological concepts starting from the molecular and cellular level, and encompassing human anatomy and physiology. Specialist aspects such as medical genetics and microbiology will be a part of your course; we will discuss how research in these field has impacted upon our lives, and its benefits and risks.

Biomedical science overlaps with other disciplines, so we will explore how professionals from different teams work together. We will also look at the wider social, economic and ethical implications of biomedical science.

By spending plenty of time in the lab, you will develop research, analytical and diagnostic skills. Through lectures and reading, you will develop your own ideas, then test them in experiments and critically review the results. We will introduce you to the statistics and software used in bioscience to enable you to analyse and present your data effectively. Your degree will culminate in a final year research project, which you will undertake in a field of your choice.

Our facilities include specialist tissue culture and microbiology laboratories, as well as general teaching and research labs. We have an array of equipment such as thermal cycling equipment (for amplifying and quantifying DNA), flow cytometers, an aggregometer (for measuring platelet aggregation), a range of microscopes including a confocal and a scanning electron microscope, and an intelliPATH immunohistochemistry slide-stainer. We maintain strong links to a number of hospitals within the NHS, and related industries within the East of England.

Modules

Year one, core modules

Biology of Cells
Biomolecules
Chemical Principles
Mathematics for Science
Physical Principles
Physiology
Biological Diversity
Introduction to Biology of Disease

Year two, core modules

Biomeasurement
Core Biology
Core Biology 2
Foundations of Cell Biology
General Microbiology
Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Year three, core modules

Diagnostic Techniques in Pathology
Laboratory Techniques for the Biomedical Sciences
Metabolism and its Control
Physiology of Organ Systems
Preparation for Research
Principles of Genetics
Principles of Pathology

Year four, core modules

Clinical Immunology
Current Advances in Biomedical Science
Human Pathology
Medical Genetics
Specialist Topics in Biomedical Science
Undergraduate Research Project

Year four, optional modules

Biomedical Case Studies
Microbial Pathogenicity
Molecular Cell Biology

Assessment methods

We use a number of ways to track your learning, and to make sure you are developing the knowledge and skills you need. You will undertake practicals in almost all your modules, developing your practical laboratory skills, and your written, verbal, and numerical skills will be assessed from coursework including essays and lab reports, and poster and oral presentations. There will also be tests and exams, to determine your grasp of the fundamental principles and to develop your problem-solving skills

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cambridge Campus

Department:

Life Sciences

TEF rating:

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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C
C

After graduation


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£19,760
low
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
77%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

47%
Health associate professionals
26%
Health professionals
10%
Natural and social science professionals
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