Biomedical Science (Including Foundation Year) – BSc (Hons)

Why study this course?

The Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) degree with a foundation year will prepare you for study at undergraduate level, while providing you with scientific knowledge of biomedical science and disease processes.

This four-year degree with a built-in foundation year (Year 0) is ideal if you can’t meet the Biomedical Science entry requirements or don’t hold the traditional qualifications needed to enter the three-year undergraduate degree. On graduation you’ll receive the same title and qualifications as those who study the standard Biomedical Science course.

More about this course

On the Biomedical Science (including foundation year) BSc (Hons), we’ll help build your knowledge and understanding of the molecules, structures, systems and processes that underpin normal cell, tissue and body functioning. You’ll be able to critically evaluate and develop ideas on issues, methodologies and processes within the biomedical science field.

During your degree you’ll be supported by experienced tutors and a number of other services at the University to help you settle in, progress academically and prepare for your future career. You’ll learn in an environment that is designed to foster confidence and motivation that will help you to succeed in your studies and beyond.

The foundation year is designed to provide the fundamental knowledge base in key disciplines, such as biology and chemistry, which is required throughout the biomedical science degree course. You will share this year with students from other foundation year courses, so you’ll get to learn alongside students with different academic interests and perspectives on the topics you study.

On completion of the foundation year, you’ll join students from the three-year biomedical science degree and study the same content..

If, at the end of your foundation year, you find yourself wanting to specialise in a different area of human sciences, there will be flexibility to do so.

Professional accreditation

The full degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and upon graduation you’ll be eligible for Associate Membership of the Institute.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 0 modules include:

Biochemistry (core, 15 credits)

Biology (core, 30 credits)

Chemistry (core, 30 credits)

Foundation Year Project (Biosciences) (core, 15 credits)

Scientific Studies (core, 30 credits)

Year 1 modules include:

Anatomy & Physiology 1 (core, 15 credits)

Anatomy & Physiology 2 (core, 15 credits)

Biochemistry (core, 15 credits)

Cell Biology (core, 15 credits)

Fundamentals of Molecular Biology (core, 15 credits)

General Chemistry (core, 15 credits)

General Microbiology (core, 15 credits)

Professional Studies (core, 15 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Blood Science (core, 15 credits)

Fundamentals of Medicinal Chemistry (core, 15 credits)

Infection Science 1 (core, 15 credits)

Infection Science 2 (core, 15 credits)

Methods of Bioanalytical Analysis (core, 15 credits)

Tissue Science 1 (core, 15 credits)

Tissue Science 2 (core, 15 credits)

Ethics for Science (option, 15 credits)

Infection Control (option, 15 credits)

Parasitology (option, 15 credits)

Work Placement (for Life Sciences) (option, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Advanced Blood Science (core, 15 credits)

Advanced Infection Science (core, 15 credits)

Advanced Tissue Science (core, 15 credits)

Clinical Biochemistry (core, 15 credits)

Project (core, 30 credits)

Systems Pathology (core, 15 credits)

Applied Immunology (option, 15 credits)

Genomics (option, 15 credits)

Medical Genetics (option, 15 credits)

Virology (option, 15 credits)

Where this course can take you

Our graduates have found roles in hospital and private medical laboratories, medical research, education and specialised laboratory work.

There will also be opportunities to continue your studies at postgraduate level on our Biomedical Science MSc.

What is a degree with a foundation year?

This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It’s the perfect route into university if you don’t meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You’ll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course

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