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Solent University (Southampton)

Biomedical Science

UCAS Code: BS01

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:45,P:15

60 Credits, 45 Merit Level

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

In combination with other qualifications

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

In combination with other qualifications

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMM

In combination with other qualifications

In combination with other qualifications

In combination with other qualifications

In combination with other qualifications

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

DD

In combination with other qualifications

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

MMM

In combination with other qualifications

UCAS Tariff

96-112

From A Levels, BTEC Extended Diploma MMM, BTEC Diploma DD or equivalent qualifications. Including A Level Chemistry or Biology or equivalent qualification. GCSE English and Maths grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications

82%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Biomedical sciences

Biomedical scientists play a leading role in developing our knowledge of human illness. As a biomedical science student here at Solent, you’ll build a detailed understanding of the causes of human disease and how these diseases produce symptoms. You’ll also explore the way that disease can affect human cells, tissues, and the body as a whole.

Our expert teaching teams will help you to develop the skills required to succeed in biomedicine. You will be supported to develop practical and analytical skills, exploring the latest technologies and experimental treatments. You’ll learn to undertake biomedical science research that can lead to the development of new diagnostic procedures or therapeutic intervention strategies. You’ll also look at the way that advances in technology can support the self-management of health.

Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to study in our bespoke laboratory facilities. These have been created specifically to support small groups of students as they build their portfolio of lab experience. Your competency will be developed through practical classes and reinforced by our virtual learning environment. Professional development and reflective practice assignments ensure that you are able to apply what you have learnt.

Employability sits at the heart of our teaching. An individual final year research project and work-related laboratory assignments mean that you’ll graduate feeling ready to take the next steps in your career. You will work with biomedical science practitioners and other professionals throughout all three years of the course.

We are seeking accreditation from the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). As a graduate from an accredited biomedical science programme, you will have a strong foundation of scientific knowledge coupled with proven technical skills. This provides a starting point for a wide-range NHS, pharmaceutical or biotechnology careers.

Registering as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is required for many NHS careers. The IBMS Registration Training Portfolio must be completed in an IBMS accredited laboratory following graduation from Solent.

Learn from biomedical science practitioners and other visiting professionals throughout all three years of your course.

Graduates leave this course well prepared for a scientific career. What you learn will be relevant to a wide-range of NHS, pharmaceutical or biotechnology roles:

Biomedical scientist
Forensic scientist
Healthcare scientist
Microbiologist
Physician associate
Laboratory technician
Pharmaceutical technician
Research scientist
Toxicologist

To be considered for this course you will usually need to have studied at least one scientific subject at level 3 (A level or equivalent). Candidates should be passionate about scientific research and the study of disease.

Modules

Year one
*Core units

*Introduction to Cell Biology and Genetics
*Introduction to Biochemistry
*Introduction to Blood Sciences
*Introduction to Microbiology and Immunology
*Introduction to Professional Skills for Biomedical Science
*Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

*Year two
*Core units

*Cell and Molecular Biology
*Clinical Biochemistry
*Advanced Blood Sciences
*Cellular Pathology
*Research Methods and Professional Practice in Biomedical Science
*Infection and Immunity

*Year three
*Core units

*Biology of Disease
*Medical Microbiology
*Clinical Genetics
*Pharmacology and Toxicology
*Research Project

Assessment methods

This course is assed via a mix of written exams (25%), practical exams (25%) and coursework projects (50%). Where possible, coursework projects relate directly to the professional working environment. Practical exams are typically conducted in the University’s specialised biochemistry and biology labs.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

The Uni


Course location:

Solent University (Southampton)

Department:

Sport, Health and Social Sciences School

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