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University of Wolverhampton

Biomedical Science with Sandwich Placement

UCAS Code: B991

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

To include a Science subject, preferably Biology

60 total credits, 45 level 3 credits, 36 of these must be in Science, of which 27 will be passed with minimum Merit.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English & Maths at grade C+/4

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

DD

in Applied Science

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

MMM

in Applied Science

UCAS Tariff

96

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Others in subjects allied to medicine

This extremely popular course opens up opportunities for entry into a variety of careers associated with the field of biomedical science. Throughout the programme specialist knowledge is steadily introduced in the areas of anatomy and physiology, disease biology, molecular pathology and cell biology. Building upon these core topics the course then focuses upon each of the main pathology disciplines, expanding your appreciation of the role of biomedical science in the understanding of disease presentation, diagnosis, prognosis and choice of patient treatment. An appreciation of good professional practice and the development of essential employability skills required for todays competitive job market are also embedded in the course.Important practical techniques that will be covered on the course include DNA analysis, antibiotic resistance, tissue identification, blood grouping and coagulation tests. In addition, you will have the opportunity to undertake an honours research project in your final year, allowing you to develop your skills further in an area of interest to you.Opportunities exist for students on the BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science course to undertake work placements in an NHS hospital laboratory. Students who are successful in obtaining placements will be eligible to transfer to the BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science.There is also an opportunity for you to study medicine (MD degree). The University of Health Sciences Antigua (UHSA) School of Medicine and University of Wolverhampton offer a combined BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science and MD degree Programme that enables you to be accepted to both the Biomedical Science and Medical School courses through a single joint admission process. This program enables students to begin the Basic Science curriculum of the medical program prior to completing the requirements of the BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science programme. Awarding of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree is contingent upon successful completion of both the prescribed BMed Sci undergraduate and Medical School curriculum requirements. Please note: that Student Finance England will not currently fund the Antigua part of this programme.Completion of the collaborative BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science course and MD degree course will make you eligibility to take the General Medical Council licensing exams, the Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB), to enable you to practise as a medical doctor in the UK. If you wish to practice as a doctor in the U.S. or in Canada, you will also be eligible to take the United States Medical Licensing Examinations (USMLE) in the U.S. and the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) in Canada.Studies for the medical degree consist of two major areas - Basic Science Courses and Clinical Science Rotations. During the Basic Science portion of the medical curriculum, students come to the UHSA campus in Antigua for 8 weeks each summer following the academic year at University of Wolverhampton. At the end of the third summer, students will be required to attend an additional year of Basic Science studies at UHSA in Antigua. The clinical rotations begin when the student has obtained the BSc degree and successfully completed all basic science courses at UHSA.links to http://www.uhsa.ag/ University of Health Sciences Antigua website

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Wolverhampton

Department:

Wolverhampton School of Sciences

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?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

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.

£21,909
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
73%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
19%
Therapy professionals
7%
Health professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This subject covers a group of related subjects, like audiology, speech therapy and degrees associated with language development. Speech therapy dominates and most graduates in this group go into jobs as speech therapists. About a fifth had studied audiology - there are not many audiology graduates each year in the UK, and they usually go on to jobs as — you guessed it — audiologists (mostly in hospitals but increasingly on the high street). Speech science or therapy graduates often go straight into speech therapy jobs when they graduate, although you don’t absolutely have to be a speech therapist if you take the course. There's a demand for graduates from all these courses and prospects are good.

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