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BSc (Hon) Biomedical Science

Solent University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
12,500 GBP excl. VAT
Program description

Program description

BSc (Hon) Biomedical Science

Biomedical scientists play a leading role in developing our knowledge of human illness. As a biomedical science student here at Solent, you’ll build a detailed understanding of the causes of human disease and how these diseases produce symptoms. You’ll also explore the way that disease can affect human cells, tissues, and the body as a whole.

Our expert teaching teams will help you to develop the skills required to succeed in biomedicine. You will be supported to develop practical and analytical skills, exploring the latest technologies and experimental treatments. You’ll learn to undertake biomedical science research that can lead to the development of new diagnostic procedures or therapeutic intervention strategies. You’ll also look at the way that advances in technology can support the self-management of health.

Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to study in our bespoke laboratory facilities. These have been created specifically to support small groups of students as they build their portfolio of lab experience. Your competency will be developed through practical classes and reinforced by our virtual learning environment. Professional development and reflective practice assignments ensure that you are able to apply what you have learnt.

Employability sits at the heart of our teaching. An individual final year research project and work-related laboratory assignments mean that you’ll graduate feeling ready to take the next steps in your career. You will work with biomedical science practitioners and other professionals throughout all three years of the course.

We are seeking accreditation from the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). As a graduate from an accredited biomedical science programme, you will have a strong foundation of scientific knowledge coupled with proven technical skills. This provides a starting point for a wide-range NHS, pharmaceutical or biotechnology careers.

Registering as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is required for many NHS careers. TheIBMS Registration Training Portfoliomust be completed in an IBMS accredited laboratory following graduation from Solent.

Learn from biomedical science practitioners and other visiting professionals throughout all three years of your course.

What does this course lead to?

Graduates leave this course well prepared for a scientific career. What you learn will be relevant to a wide-range of NHS, pharmaceutical or biotechnology roles:

  • Biomedical scientist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Healthcare scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Physician associate
  • Laboratory technician
  • Pharmaceutical technician
  • Research scientist
  • Toxicologist

Who is this course for?

To be considered for this course you will usually need to have studied A Level chemistry or biology (or equivalent). Candidates should be passionate about scientific research and the study of disease.

Admission requirements

112 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent

  • A minimum of two A-levels (including A-level chemistry or biology), a BTEC Extended Diploma at DMM or BTEC Diploma at D*D* or equivalent.
  • GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 or above. (Previously grade C)

English language requirements

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:

  • IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component
  • or equivalent.

Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University.

The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course.

Program content

Year one

Core units

  • Introduction to Cell Biology and Genetics
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Introduction to Blood Sciences
  • Introduction to Microbiology and Immunology
  • Introduction to Professional Skills for Biomedical Science
  • Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

Year two

Core units

  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Advanced Blood Sciences
  • Cellular Pathology
  • Research Methods and Professional Practice in Biomedical Science
  • Infection and Immunity

Year three

Core units

  • Biology of Disease
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Clinical Genetics
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Research Project

Scholarships & funding

Bursaries and scholarships

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. 

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Solent University

Solent University

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Solent University

Solent University
E Park Terrace
SO14 0YN Southhampton
United Kingdom

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