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York St John University

Biomedical Science

UCAS Code: 7Y63

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

A minimum of BCC at A2 with a grade B or above in Biology.

Access Diplomas to include 45 credits at Level 3 meeting or exceeding 104 UCAS Tariff points, and must be completed in no more than two years. Preference will be given to applicants who have a named Access to Science/Medicine/Health Diploma. Applicants on broader Access Diplomas must have a minimum of three modules at Level 3 in Biology.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

4 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English Language, Maths and Double Integrated Science (or equivalent).

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

DMM

A minimum of DMM from a science based BTEC Extended Diploma. This must include a minimum of three Biology specific modules and where this is not evidenced an additional A2/AS in Biology may be required.

UCAS Tariff

104

104 UCAS Tariff points to include a minimum of BCC at A2 with a grade B or above in Biology, or a minimum of DMM from a science based BTEC Extended Diploma. This must include a minimum of three Biology specific modules and where this is not evidenced an additional A2/AS in Biology may be required.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Biomedical sciences

Biomedical Science is the study of human disease, looking at the causes of disease and its effect on the normal structure and functions of the human body. Biomedical scientists perform key roles in the NHS and private healthcare services, using scientific knowledge and laboratory skills to diagnose patients.

Our programme explores the biology of disease at the tissue, cellular and molecular level. You will gain a deep understanding of biological processes and detailed knowledge of the causes and effects of disease. You'll do this by studying a variety of fascinating human disorders and pathological processes.

Topics of study include:

Genetics
Cellular pathology
Clinical biochemistry
Clinical immunology
Haematology
Medical microbiology.

Our practical programme ensures you receive extensive laboratory experience. This includes practical teaching sessions and access to the laboratories in your own time. Academic and technical staff will supervise these sessions. Students from the years above you can also mentor you as you develop your practical and academic skills.

Our team of academic and technical staff will interact with you during and after your studies. They are passionate about helping you achieve your ambitions. While studying, you'll develop your scientific knowledge and employability. Our focus on transferable and multidisciplinary skills give you a range of employment options when you graduate.

Our established network provides opportunities for placements in the NHS or industry, plus short summer internships, or laboratory-based placements.

You can choose to take a year-long placement in an Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) accredited laboratory. This will extend your course length to four years. During this placement, you will complete the IBMS Registration Training Portfolio. You'll receive the IBMS Certificate of Competence that enables you to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) after graduation as a Biomedical Scientist.

Modules

Module may include: Stage 1: Professional Skills for Biomedical Sciences; Human Anatomy and Physiology; Biological Molecules and Reactions; Cellular Biology and Genetics; Biochemistry and Metabolism; Introductory Microbiology and Immunology. Stage 2: Research Methods and Professional Practice; Infection and Immunity; Clinical Biochemistry; Cell and Molecular Biology; Haematology and Transfusion Science; Cellular Pathology. Stage 3: Research Project; Medical Microbiology; Clinical Genetics; Biology of Disease; Pharmacology and Toxicology.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

York St John University

Department:

Biomedical Science

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
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

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
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

80%
Therapy professionals
5%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
3%
Public services and other associate professionals

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