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Anglia Ruskin University

Biomedical Science

UCAS Code: B940

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

UCAS Tariff

112

from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including Biology.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Biomedical sciences

How does the human body work? Discover how biomedical scientists diagnose and treat diseases on this Cambridge-based three year degree course, accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science and Royal Society of Biology. Learn about the human body at molecular, organ and systems levels, in health and disease, at our exceptional labs and benefit from our links to local NHS hospitals and related industries. Our three-year course, accredited by both the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and the Royal Society of Biology (RSB), gives you a thorough grounding in the theory and practice used by biomedical scientists to diagnose and treat diseases. Our four-year placement course, accredited by the RSB, gives you the opportunity to gain real-world experience in industry. An optional placement year will give you real-world experience of this fast-moving field of science that underpins modern medicine.

Biomedical science is an exciting and dynamic subject where up-to-date research is constantly leading to breakthroughs and medical advances that have an impact on the health and well-being of society. You will be taught by highly-qualified lecturers who carry out their own research in areas including cancer, diabetes, antibiotic resistance and haemostasis, among others. Our teaching is therefore research-led by our lecturers who are passionate about their subjects.
On this degree you will learn key biological concepts that are fundamental to understanding, investigating and treating human disease. You will begin by studying general biology, human anatomy and physiology, microbiology and cellular and molecular biology, which will give you a solid foundation of knowledge on which to build. You will go on to develop an understanding of the diagnostic techniques used in modern professional practice and learn about the biomedical disciplines, which include haematology and transfusion science, clinical biochemistry, cellular pathology, medical genetics, medical microbiology and clinical immunology. In your final year you will integrate and deepen your knowledge as you learn about human pathology and current advances in biomedical research, as you become an independent learner. Also in your final year, with individual support from a supervisor, you will have the opportunity to carry out a research project of your own which may be laboratory- or literature-based research.

As a student you will learn in lots of different ways, including in lectures, small groups and laboratory sessions. In lectures you will be taught key concepts and the latest research findings; in small groups you will work on case studies and scientific problems to develop analytical skills. In the lab you will get plenty of opportunities to gain hands-on practical lab skills. You will also be developing your team-work skills by working in small groups. We are always developing innovative and interactive ways to teach. Our lecturers and other support staff are enthusiastic and knowledgeable and work hard to create a supportive learning community for all our students.

The state-of-the art facilities in our new Science Centre include specialist tissue culture and microbiology laboratories, as well as general teaching and research labs. We have a wide range of specialist laboratory equipment which you will use in practicals and your projects. We maintain strong links to a number of hospitals within the NHS, and related industries within the East of England. You have the option of a placement year between your second and third year.

Modules

Year one, core modules
Mathematics for the Biosciences
Core Biology 1
Core Biology 2
Foundations of Cell Biology
Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
General Microbiology
Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
Year two, 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 three, core modules
Clinical Immunology
Current Advances in Biomedical Science
Human Pathology
Medical Genetics
Specialist Topics in Biomedical Science
Undergraduate Research Project
Year three, 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. These include essays, exams and practical analysis.

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?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
E
C

After graduation


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Medical sciences

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£22,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

78%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
10%
Health associate professionals
6%
Health professionals

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