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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 - gives an overview of biochemistry and cell biology, including laboratory work
  • Chemistry for the Biosciences - introduces 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 Mechanisms and Therapeutics - 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
  • Research and Diagnostic 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
  • Clinical Genetics - designed to provide an appreciation of the specialist area of clinical genetics by delivering an overview of how genetics has impacted upon the practice of medicine, including to the study of brain and heart disease as well as cancer
  • Research and Innovation (Project) - provides opportunity to design, and execute a small scientific project, either developing a method or addressing a research problem