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Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

First year

  • Basic Microbiology for Biomedical Science - introduces the fundamentals of microbiology, microbes and contamination, as well as basic microbiological laboratory techniques
  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology - provides an introduction to cells and tissues, including histology and cytology in the laboratory
  • Biochemistry and Cell Biology - provides an overview of biochemistry and cell biology, including laboratory work
  • Chemistry for the Biosciences - provides an introduction to molecular chemistry and laboratory techniques
  • Professional and Quantitative Skills - develops your research and scientific skills, with an employability strand

Second year

  • Molecular Genetics and Genomics - provides an overview of genetics and genomics in the context of human health and genetic disorders
  • Biochemical Disease Processes - focuses on investigations of the causes, diagnosis and biochemical basis of disease states
  • Organ Systems Physiology - develops understanding of histological and physiological processes, approaching the subject from a systemic and organ-based perspective
  • Inflammation and Immunobiology - introduces to basic immunobiology and inflammatory processes
  • Professional Skills 2 - develops professional and transferable skills
  • Bioanalytical Instrumentation and Techniques - provides analytical and laboratory research background knowledge and skills
  • Optional work placement year - provides opportunities for a placement work experience

Third year

  • Clinical Biochemistry - provides an overview on the applications of biochemistry and cell physiology to the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of disease
  • Histopathology and Cytopathology - provides a theoretical and practical understanding of the identification of cell and tissue lesions at the macro and microscopic level, relating these to the molecular mechanisms of the underlying disease processes
  • Clinical Immunology - provides theoretical and practical understanding of immunopathological processes and their clinical laboratory assessment
  • Medical Microbiology - focuses on operational, applied microbiology; it involves activities and the study of organisms appropriate to public health
  • Haematology and Transfusion Science - designed to provide a sound knowledge and understanding of haematological disorders and their diagnosis as well as the principles and limitations of techniques and technologies used both in Donor Centre and Hospital Transfusion Practice
  • Research and Innovation (Project) - provides opportunity to design, and execute a small scientific project, either developing a method or addressing a research problem
 
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