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University of Bradford

Healthcare Science (Life Sciences)

UCAS Code: C400

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

120 UCAS tariff points to include A Level Biology or Chemistry at grade B Please note we accept Extended project points but not General Studies.

As UCAS tariff. Must be in a Science subject and include a minimum of 12 credits of Biology or Chemistry at Distinction.

120 UCAS tariff points to include Higher Level Chemistry or Biology at grade 6, one other subject at grade 6 and a third subject at grade 5. Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths and English Language and Literature A or English B. (Language A: Literature, Literature and Performance and Language ab initio are not accepted).

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

DDD

BTEC Extended Diploma in a relevant Science subject to include 6 of the following units passed at Merit: Physiology of Human Body Systems Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques Microbiological Techniques Chemistry for Biology Technicians Genetics and Genetic Engineering Practical Chemical Analysis Biomedical Science Techniques Chemical Laboratory Techniques Industrial Chemical Reactions Chemical Periodicity and its Applications Industrial Applications of Organic Chemistry Physiological Investigations Diseases and Infections

As UCAS tariff. To include Advanced Higher Biology or Chemistry at grade B. Applicants should also have a broad range of Ordinary subjects at Grade C or above to include English, Maths and Science.

UCAS Tariff

120

120 UCAS tariff points to include A Level Biology or Chemistry at grade B, plus GCSE English, Maths and two Sciences at grade C or 4.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Healthcare science

The BSc (Hons) in Healthcare Science takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human disease.

It examines the causes of disease, and the effects of disease on the normal structure and functions of the human body. You’ll gain a firm understanding of the scientific basis for laboratory investigation, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of disease.

The programme also develops and applies new technologies that help improve patient care.

In year 3, you will specialise in one of the following pathways:

- Genetics

- Cellular Sciences

- Infection Sciences

- Blood Sciences

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Each pathway contains a work-based training placement, which is integrated with the academic content. This provides invaluable applied experience, developing your skills and boosting your employability. Every effort will be made to accommodate your preference of specialist pathway. This is, however, dependent on placement provision available at the time.

On graduation you’ll be able to practice as a HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist in NHS Pathology laboratories.

**Professional accreditation**
This course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), National School of Healthcare and Science (NSHCS) and Health Education England, and has approval from the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Modules

Year 1: Cell and Tissue Biology (core), Human Genetics and Developmental Biology (core), Human Physiology (core), Introductory Biochemistry (core), Introductory Microbiology (core), Work-based Learning and Professional Practice 1 (core) Year 2: Clinical and Analytical Biochemistry (core), Immunology, Haematology and Transfusion Science (core), Medical Microbiology (core), Molecular Genetics (core), Pathology (core), Work-based Learning and Professional Practice 2 (core) Year 3: Blood Sciences specialism: Diagnostic Biochemistry and Immunology (core), Blood Sciences specialism: Pregnancy and Paediatric Blood Science (core), Blood Sciences specialism: Research Topics 1 in Haematology and Transfusion Science (core), Cellular Sciences specialism: Applications of Cytopathology (core), Cellular Sciences specialism: Clinical Diagnostics in Reproductive Science (core), Cellular Sciences specialism: Diagnostic Histopathology (core), Genetics specialism: Biology of Disease (core), Genetics specialism: Independent Study (core), Genetics specialism: Medical Genetics (core), Infection Sciences specialism: Diagnostic Microbiology (core), Infection Sciences specialism: Infectious Disease: Establishment, Treatment and Control (core), Infection Sciences specialism: Parasitology and Fungal Infections (core), Research Project (core), Work-based Learning and Professional Practice 3 (core)

Assessment methods

The assessment strategy is designed to allow students to demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes of an individual module appropriate to the level of study and the learning outcomes of the programme. These learning outcomes are consistent with the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications. Students will be examined, primarily, on the breadth of knowledge via MCQ and short answer examinations. Coursework assignments will give students the opportunity to gain experience in report writing and data handling and interpretation . As student’s progress, they will have the opportunity to demonstrate increasing skills of analysis, synthesis and criticism through a wide variety of assessment strategies, including written and oral examinations, report writing, group work, essays, including a dissertation/piece of independent study writing, oral presentations, case studies and the project report. The project report provides a major opportunity to demonstrate autonomy in data handling and critical interpretation in a research context. Student’s professional competencies will be assessed primarily in the workplace through the work-based learning modules and facilitated by a ‘Learning contract’.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£18,420
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bradford

Department:

School of Chemistry and Biosciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


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What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
71%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

64%
Health professionals
16%
Therapy professionals
3%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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