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De Montfort University

Biomedical Science

UCAS Code: B940

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

Entry requirements


120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of 2 A2 subjects and must include Human Biology, Biology or Chemistry at grade C or better

Access entry criteria is currently under review. Please contact the University for further information.

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

DDM

Must be achieved from a BTEC in Science

120 points including at least two subjects at advanced higher level with Chemistry; Biology or Human Biology at grade C.

UCAS Tariff

120

Points must come from a minimum of 2 A2 subjects and must include Human Biology, Biology or Chemistry at grade C or better

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Biomedical sciences

Biomedical science is the term for the investigations carried out on samples of tissue and body fluids to diagnose disease and monitor the treatment of patients.

A biomedical science degree is highly sought after in NHS pathology centres, forensic science laboratories, research institutions and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Successful graduates can benefit from entering a dynamic profession with long-term career prospects in research, specialised laboratory work, education and management.

Our course is professionally accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science, which enables our graduates to gain the necessary skills and qualifications sought by employers.

You’ll study a range of topics including anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, immunology and more. Throughout the course, you’ll be exploring the analytical skills needed in modern biomedical science, along with research and diagnostic techniques.

Key features

- This course is professionally accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), ensuring students receive a well-informed, scientific education and develop practical skills and experience which prospective employers value.

- Register as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council after a period of clinical laboratory training (this can be completed as part of your optional placement year).

- 95.7% of our Biomedical Science graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating, according to the latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016-17 report.

- You will study a range of topics including anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology and the basic analytical skills of modern biomedical science.

- Gain industry experience during an optional placement year. Our students have worked in a number of NHS pathology centres, as well as in research laboratories at organisations including the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Public Health England.

- Benefit from an international experience through our DMU Global programme, which has seen students conducting Biomedical Science workshops on topics including malaria and sickle cell disease to high school students in Zimbabwe.

- Our graduates have gone on to work in diagnostic laboratories in both the public and private sectors, NHS pathology centres, research institutions and the biotechnology industry, in roles as biomedical scientists, laboratory assistants, associate practitioners, pharmacology technicians, as well as lectures and researchers within Higher Education.

Modules

FIRST YEAR: Basic Microbiology for Biomedical Science; Basic Anatomy and Physiology; Biochemistry and Cell Biology; Chemistry for the Biosciences; Professional and Quantitative Skills.

SECOND YEAR: Molecular Genetics and Genomics; Biochemical Disease Processes; Organ Systems Physiology; Inflammation and Immunobiology; Professional Skills 2; Research and Diagnostic Techniques; Optional sandwich work placement year.

THIRD YEAR: Clinical Biochemistry; Histopathology and Cytopathology; Immunopathology; Medical Microbiology; Transfusion Science; Haematology, Research and Innovation (Project).

Assessment methods

You will be taught with a variety of teaching methods, including: lectures, seminars, computer-based learning, and extensive laboratory based work. Contact hours in a typical week will depend to some extent on the optional modules you choose to study. However, typically you will have up to 20 contact hours of teaching.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,750
per year
International
£14,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Health and Life 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?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


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Subjects allied to medicine

What are graduates doing after six months?

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£21,000
low
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
36%
Health professionals
5%
Therapy professionals

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