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London Metropolitan University

Biomedical Science

UCAS Code: B900

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Typical offer BBC (112 UCAS points from two or more A levels) including a minimum grade C in Biology and Chemistry.

Access to HE Diploma

P:45

Total of 60 credits (45 credits at Level 3 and 15 credits at Level 2) from an Access to Higher Education Diploma in science-related subject. QAA accredited course required. Passes in Level 2 Maths and Communications are required in the absence of English Language and Maths GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English and Mathematics Grade C/Grade 4 or above only. No equivalent qualifications accepted

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English at Maths at standard level. Must include biology and chemistry.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

DM in Applied Science.

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,D,D

A minimum of 112 UCAS points, including three passes at Higher level at grade C (or above).

UCAS Tariff

112
84%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Part-time | 2019

**Why study this course?**

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.

**More about this course**

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.

Modules

Year 1 modules include:

Anatomy and Physiology (for Biomedical Science) (core, 30 credits)
Cell and Molecular Biology (for Biomedical Science) (core, 30 credits)
Chemistry and Biochemistry (for Biomedical Science) (core, 30 credits)
Laboratory Science (for Biomedical Science) (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Blood Science (core, 30 credits)
Fundamentals of Bioanalytical Science (core, 15 credits)
Infection Science (core, 30 credits)
Tissue Science (core, 30 credits)
Creating a Winning Business 1 (option, 15 credits)
Ethics for Science (option, 15 credits)
Fundamentals of Biotechnology (option, 15 credits)
Parasitology (option, 15 credits)
Sandwich Placement (for Biomedical Science) (option, 30 credits)
Work Placement (for Biomedical Science) (option, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Advanced Blood Science (core, 30 credits)
Advanced Infection and Tissue Science (core, 30 credits)
Research Project (for Biomedical Science) (core, 30 credits)
Systems Pathology (core, 15 credits)
Applied Immunology (option, 15 credits)
Medical Genetics (option, 15 credits)
Virology (option, 15 credits)

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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

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:

Holloway

Department:

Biosciences

TEF rating:

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