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Advanced Biomedical Science

Further your knowledge and skills relevant to the practice of a senior biomedical scientist and enhance your career opportunities in the UK and overseas. Advanced Biomedical Science places an emphasis on the contemporary understanding of disease pathophysiology, current and emerging diagnostic procedures and aspects of therapy.

Overview

Reasons to study Advanced Biomedical Science at DMU:

  • 90 per cent of graduates seeking to enter employment or further study are successful within six months of completing the course (DLHE 2012/13)
  • Ideal progression route for graduates of the Biomedical Science BSc or other bioscience disciplines - enhances your career prospects in the bioscience and biotechnology industries
  • Enables Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered biomedical scientists to increase their opportunities for progression within pathology services
  • Develop your critical thinking skills as well as your ability to design, execute and present findings of research
  • Developed in conjunction with local health trusts you will be taught by a team of experienced practitioner-based academic staff and researchers and benefit from lectures by visiting HCPC registered experts; ensuring your learning is relevant to current practice
  • Opportunities to tailor the course content specifically to your career interests
  • Interacting with other healthcare professionals in the field will allow you to develop transferrable skills and give you a more holistic view

“Some of the modules were shared with other health professionals and learning alongside others in the sector has taught me a lot and made me appreciate how we all have to work together to provide better patient care. The lecturers are fantastic and are ready to give you help anytime you need it.”

Edina Chiriseri, Advanced Biomedical Science MSc graduate

Scholarships:

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. We are proud to currently offer two scholarships.

Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship
Up to 50 per cent of tuition fees offered to Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship page.

Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship
Up to £6,000 worth of support available to full-time UK and EU undergraduate and postgraduate students, starting in September 2016. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship page.

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  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

Course code: B90074

Duration:
Full-time: One year
Part-time: Three years

Attendance: 
Full-time: Students are expected to attend all lectures, tutorials and teaching sessions throughout the year.

Part-time: Students are expected to attend term-1 in year-1, term-2 in year-2 and term-3 in year-3.

All students are also expected to do self-directed reading.

Location of study: De Montfort University Leicester UK

Fees and funding:
Full-time £4,980
Part-time
15 credit taught module £415
60 credit dissertation £1,660

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

How to apply: International students can apply to study at DMU directly using our online portal or by submitting a direct application form.

Please visit dmu.ac.uk/international for more information or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

 


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Key facts for International students

Institution code: D26

Course code: B90074

Duration: Two or three days per week

Attendance:
Two or three days per week
First year Generic modules for all MSc students (usually Wednesday am/pm)
Second year Wednesday pm
Third year Research in labs; full-time students can expect to attend university two days per week before Christmas and full-time after

Location of study: De Montfort University Leicester UK

Fees and funding:
Full-time £12,200

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

How to apply: International students can apply to study at DMU directly using our online portal or by submitting a direct application form.

Please visit dmu.ac.uk/international for more information or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

 


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Entry criteria

  • Minimum 2:2 Hons or equivalent in relevant subject
  • In addition to this, part-time students will also need relevant professional experience (this would be normal practice as a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered biomedical scientist working in the NHS)
  • Experienced practitioners are encouraged to apply

English language requirements:

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning (CELL), is available both before and during the course.

Please visit dmu.ac.uk/international for more information.

 

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Academic expertise

 

2016/17 intake:

Term 1

You will study the following three modules

  • Advanced Pathophysiology and Diagnostics - gives students a grounding in the specialist biomedical laboratory discipline knowledge, as well as a deeper understanding of the principles behind normal and diseased processes; A range of topics will be covered : Clinical Biochemistry, Immunopathology, Histopathology and Cytopathology, Hematology and Clinical Microbiology, covering all essential areas of modern pathophysiology and diagnostics.  
  • Molecular Biology and Genomics -  consolidates knowledge of current principles and techniques in molecular biology and genomics as well as focussing on molecular/genomic principles and practice in the various biomedical disciplines and in research.
  • Evidence-Based Practice - ensures biomedical practice is based on the best available evidence rather than personal opinion and past practices.

Term 2

The following two are compulsory modules:

  • Advanced Biomedical Practice - provides advanced biomedical practical skills as well as preparing students for the research projects
  • Advanced Topics in Biomedical Science - discusses current concepts, controversies and the latest methodological advances in biomedical science

Students have the option of choosing two out of the following three modules:

  • Leadership and Quality Management - focuses on errors and explores error reduction tools. You will understand the development of quality standards for medical laboratories, and the regulatory and professional bodies in place to monitor compliance with these standards.
  • Advanced Biotechnology - designed to discuss current concepts, controversies and the latest methodological advances in the medical and biomedical biotechnology area. The module will explore the past, present, and future of biotechnology
  • Cancer Biology - students will develop their knowledge and understanding of current developments in cancer biology as well as appreciation of the importance of scientific discovery in the development of understanding and data interpretation in cancer biology

Term 3

  • Research Project (Dissertation) - This will enable you to choose and research a particular topic in-depth. Following the submission of the dissertation, there will be an oral presentation and questions. 

Teaching and assessment

Teaching consists of formal lectures, informal seminars, tutorials, workshops, discussions and e-learning packages. Assessment will be through essays, presentations, seen exams, poster presentations, plus a final dissertation.

You will work in groups, deliver presentations, challenge and discuss ideas with your tutors, and are encouraged to be a proactive independent learner. You will also engage with our dedicated virtual learning environment using tools such as blogs and discussion boards to exchange ideas.

International students come to study in the UK because the quality of our teaching is among the best in the world. You may find that our teaching style is very different to that in your home country and we will help you adapt.

You will need to be prepared to work in groups, deliver presentations, challenge and discuss ideas with your tutors, and motivate to study many hours outside the classroom.

 

Academic expertise

The course is delivered by a group of dedicated and experienced professionals, some of whom have come from dedicated research institutions and have on-going research projects whilst others are practitioners with extensive hospital laboratory experience.

Industry links and professional accreditation

The course has been developed in conjunction with local health trusts who contribute to the teaching. Input from practitioners means that you will benefit from leaning the most current debates, concerns, issues and topics in the field of practice.

Facilities and features

Health and Life Sciences facilties

Investment of £12 million in Health and Life Sciences has developed our first-class teaching and learning facilities to help you develop your practical experience and theoretical knowledge beyond the classroom.

Learn more about DMU’s first-class study facilities.

Library services

We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus. These give access to more than half a million publications, an extensive range of DVDs, e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. 

During standard term-time (October to June) the main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Outside of this period, and during university holidays, the library will remain open but with reduced opening hours.

Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks. We offer a range of workshops, drop-in and one-to-one sessions, and our Just Ask service provides email and telephone support.

Learning zones

Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.

Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood Building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.

They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.

Opportunities and careers

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Scholarships

As part of the university's commitment to enhancing the personal and career development of our graduates. We offer an Alumni scholarship programme. For more information visit Health and Life Sciences Alumni Scholarships >

Name
Gunn and Carter Fellowship £3000 per annum. 

Description

To support research in the Leicester School of Pharmacy.

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Graduate careers

This course will enhance career prospects for graduates of Biomedical Science or other bioscience disciplines, and will enable HCPC registered biomedical scientists to increase their opportunities for progression within pathology services.

Please be aware that the course by itself does not qualify you for registration as a biomedical scientist. In the UK registration with the HCPC requires evidenced training in a pathology laboratory as well as a relevant degree.

Many of our recent graduates have also progressed on to postgraduate research courses, leading to PhD or professional doctorates in Biomedical Science.

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How to apply

We welcome applications from UK and international students with a wide range of qualifications and experience.

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