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Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

UCAS Code: CF13 | Foundation Degree - FD

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

2xD grades one of which to be in a relevant subject

Access to HE Diploma

M:24

Overall pass with 60 credits, with 24 credits to be at a Merit grade in a relevant subject.

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

MP

MP grade in relevant subject.

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

MPP

MPP grade in relevant subject

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

If you’re seeking a career in science, this course is for you. Featuring both biotechnical and pharmaceutical sciences this course allows you to explore multiple disciplines of science. Study specialities such as pharmacology, microbiology, immunology, genetics, biomaterials, and medicinal and organic chemistry, then find your future focus.

Are you ready to discover the next steps of your career? Work with microbes, synthesise molecules, and discover something new, as you learn and study in our cutting-edge laboratories. Our programme combines chemical and biological sciences allowing you to experience a range of scientific specialities. You will develop laboratory skills, learn to design and perform practical work, and analyse data. This programme will strengthen your academic and transferable skills prized by employers. Specialist modules will offer opportunities to break into the science sector or pursue a career that values logic and analysis. We place a strong emphasis on practical skills as well as theoretical knowledge supported by experience in our cutting-edge laboratories. This practical experience gives you the chance to apply your knowledge in a real-world environment.

Modules

Throughout this course you will:

Have the opportunity to design and conduct your own research project.
Gain an understanding and appreciation of the chemistry and biochemistry of drug molecules: their design, synthesis and behaviour in the body
Develop a multidisciplinary understanding of the science of human life, health and disease at the molecular, cellular, system, organismal and environmental level.
Learn about microbial processes and applications, including the opportunities for humans to exploit and benefit from these.

Modules may include:

Year 1 (Level 4)

Core modules:

Personal and professional development
Integrated biomolecular science
Integrated practical skills
Mathematics

Option Modules:

Physiology and pathology
Physical, inorganic and organic chemistry
Biochemical processes
Organic chemistry

Year 2 (Level 5)

Core modules:

Microbiology & biotechnology
Pharmacology & therapeutics
Work related learning
Scientific investigation

Option Modules:

Immunology
Genetics
Medicinal chemistry
Biomaterials and solid state chemistry

Assessment methods

There will be regular short practice assessment activities (in the form of regular quizzes and tests) with feedback provided to guide your progress and development. Pair and small group activities will be regularly used in all modules, allowing you to improve communication and teamwork skills. Giving short oral and poster presentations will increase your confidence in speaking and presenting.

Preparation for practical activities will be available in the form of virtual experiments in which online feedback is instantly available. Real and simulated practical activities will also provide data and you will be given guidance on how to collect and process high quality data, and how to use it to form conclusions.

Modules will be formally assessed and graded through a range of methods, including traditional examinations, laboratory activities, problem-based group projects, oral and poster presentations, case-studies, research projects and essays.

This range of activities provides the opportunity for everyone to demonstrate the knowledge and skills that they have acquired throughout the course of their studies. The mix of practical and written assessments will provide evidence to employers of the level of laboratory skills and other abilities (such as teamwork, communication skills, ethical integrity, etc.), whilst also enabling you to demonstrate the theoretical knowledge and academic skills that you have developed.

Tuition fees

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

England
£7,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,950
per year
Scotland
£7,950
per year
Wales
£7,950
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Harrogate College

University Centre

Department:

University Centre

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