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Biomedical Sciences (with integrated foundation year)

Entry requirements


A level

B-D,E

Access to HE Diploma

P:45

Must be science based, need to pass all 60 credits, 45 at level 3

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

PPP

Scottish Higher

D,D,D,D

T Level

P

Healthcare Science; Health and Science T-levels are accepted for this programme.

UCAS Tariff

40

Must have studied Biology or Applied Science at Level 3. Potential to succeed can be measured in a number of ways including academic qualifications and skills obtained outside academic study such as work experience. You can find out more about the tariff and qualification options from the UCAS tariff table. Please check selection criteria for any additional entry requirements.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Biomedical sciences

The human body is a complex home to diverse systems each working to maintain the life that we often take for granted. Your natural inquisitive personality and fascination for the science behind clinical practice will help you carve out a career in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, and the advancement of modern medicine.

Your first year will give you a firm foundation in the scientific, intellectual and investigative skills and knowledge needed to progress to the BSc.

Throughout your time with us you will get an in-depth understanding of the complex science behind the cause, consequence, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses. You will learn how science can be applied to clinical practice and research, ultimately to make a difference to human lives through the diagnosis and treatment of disease. By putting your lab coat on you will put theory into practice in our brand-new laboratories, getting a sound knowledge of cellular pathology, genetics, the human immune system, and biochemical pathways. We’ll delve deep into blood sciences and clinical biochemistry, giving you the opportunity to also expand your knowledge of diagnostic approaches, researching clinical markers, screening techniques and the role biomedical scientists can play in saving lives and improving health.

**On this course you will...**

- You learn how science can be applied to clinical practice and research - ultimately, so you can make a difference to people’s lives through the diagnosis and treatment of disease in the future.

- You won’t just secure your academic knowledge through lectures - you’ll be putting on your lab coat to learn with hands-on sessions in our new laboratories.

- You’ll work in small learning groups, so tutors are always on hand to help with your studies and research.

**What you will learn**

Throughout the integrated foundation year you will have the opportunity to develop your professional skills by developing key soft skills such as communication, team working, self-management and organisation.

You will get an in-depth understanding of the complex science behind the cause, consequence, diagnosis and treatment of disease. You’ll learn how science can be applied to clinical practice and research, ultimately to make a difference to human lives through diagnosis and treatment of disease. By putting your lab coat on you will put theory into practice in our brand new laboratories too, getting a sound knowledge of cellular pathology, molecular genetics, the human immune system and biochemical pathways.

We’ll delve deep into blood sciences and the immune system, giving you the opportunity to also expand your knowledge in the fields such as clinical biochemistry researching clinical markers, screening techniques and diagnostic approaches.

Modules

Year one - Compulsory modules:

Essential University Skills 1,
Essential University Skills 2,
Essential Biology,
Scientific Investigation,
Essential Chemistry,
Environmental Sciences.
Year two - Compulsory modules:

Introductory Biochemistry,
Cell Biology,
Human Anatomy and Physiology,
Introductory Microbiology and Immunology,
Molecular Biology,
Practical Laboratory Science.
Year three - Compulsory modules:

Biochemical Pathways,
Human Genetics,
Infection and Immunity,
Medical Microbiology,
Pharmacology and Physiology,
Cellular and Molecular Pathology.
Year four - Compulsory modules:

Bioethics,
Clinical Biochemistry,
Haematology and Transfusion Science,
Dissertation.
Optional modules (subject to availability and demand):

Parasitology,
Epigenetics and Development,
Toxicology,
Advanced Genetics,
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience.

Tuition fees

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

England
£6,125
per year
EU
£8,760
per year
International
£8,760
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,125
per year
Scotland
£6,125
per year
Wales
£6,125
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Department:

Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Biomedical sciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
5%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
D

After graduation


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Subjects allied to medicine

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
99%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

59%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
22%
Health professionals
18%
Therapy professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Medical sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

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£29k

£29k

£31k

£31k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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