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Biomedical Science

Bangor University
3 years
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Bachelor's degree
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Biomedical Science

About this program

Biomedical Science

This course has been specifically designed in collaboration with local NHS clinical laboratories and has been accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science. Scientific and clinical staff from hospitals in North Wales will be heavily involved in all aspects of teaching and guest presentations will be given by international diagnostic companies.

Biomedical Science is concerned with the integration of a wide range of subjects that underpin the scientific investigation of human health and disease. This course is designed to give students essential knowledge and understanding of the biology of disease, including modern concepts and applications of biomedical science in the research, diagnosis and treatment of clinical disorders. Students are encouraged to assimilate knowledge from core biological sciences to develop skills in the more specialised biomedical disciplines of clinical biochemistry, cellular pathology, haematology and medical microbiology. There is a need for graduates who are experienced in the advanced diagnostic and molecular techniques that are revolutionising disease diagnosis and treatment in the NHS, Armed Forces, Industry, Academia and Research.

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Admission requirements

For 2020 entry:

GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Language, Maths and Science. Typical offer is based on a minimum of 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels including Biology grade C or above and at least one other science from Chemistry (preferred), Medical Science, Physics or Maths.
  • WJEC Medical Science Applied Diploma and Applied Certificate
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM (Biology and Chemistry modules required)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: Including Biology (H5) and Chemistry at Higher Level
  • Access: Only Science or Bioscience diplomas provide the necessary pre-requisite knowledge: Pass
  • Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Extended Project Qualification
  • Key Skills and General Studies not accepted.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Foundation-Molecules and Cells
  • Key Skills in Medical Science
  • Good Laboratory Practice Core
  • Biomedical Practicals Core
  • Physiology (& Anatomy) Core
  • Introduction to Microbiology Core
  • Foundations in Chemistry

Semester 2

  • Foundation-Molecules and Cells
  • Foundation in Therapeutics
  • Key Skills in Medical Science
  • Biomedical Practicals
  • Physiology (& Anatomy)

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Human Immunology Core
  • Haematology & Transfusion Core
  • Basic Clinical Biochemistry Core
  • Molecular Biology & Biochem
  • Cell and Molecular Pathology
  • Vocational and Research Skills

Semester 2

  • Medical Microbiology Core
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology & Biochem
  • Cell and Molecular Pathology
  • Vocational and Research Skills

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Research Project Core
  • Microbiology&Human Disese Core
  • Pathophysiology
  • Medical Genetics
  • Drug Development

Semester 2

  • Research Project
  • Haematology Core
  • Clinical Biochemistry Core
  • Diagnostic Cellular Pathology Core

*Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


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Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a BSc (Hons) degree.

Career paths

Biomedical scientists are in demand by a wide range of employers in areas such as the health service, pharmaceutical industry, medical research, food science, public health, armed forces, forensic science and the degree is also accepted by many universities for postgraduate courses in Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science. Graduates will also be ideally placed for MSc and PhD programs and for research positions within the NHS and the NHS Scientist Training program.

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