UCADEMICS

University Of Sunderland
Campus: City Campus , Sunderland
Biomedical Science
3.0 Years or 4.0 Years • 100% Funding Available
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  • £18,500
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This unique course allows you to work towards one of four possible degree titles: Biomedical Science, Applied Biomedical Science, Biomedical Science (sandwich) and Healthcare Science (Life Sciences).

This programme has been designed to develop Biomedical Scientists who will play a vital role in modern healthcare, but the programme also follows a research-active curriculum, promoting development of a wide range of subject-specific and transferrable skills valuable to employers. The programme integrates traditional lectures and laboratory-based learning with a range of approaches to reflect different ways of learning, such as workshops, seminars, case-based learning, group work, one to one tutorials. In addition there is directed and independent study and use of the virtual learning environment.

Modules

Year 1 (national level 4):

  • Fundamental Principles in Biomedicine (20 credits)
  • Human Physiology (20 credits)
  • Chemistry for the Biosciences (20 credits)
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology (20 credits)
  • Microbes and Host Defences (20 credits)
  • Clinical and Professional Practice (20 credits)

Year 2 (national level 5):

  • Pathophysiology and Therapeutics (20 credits)
  • Molecular and Cellular Analysis (20 credits)
  • Infection and Immunity (20 credits)
  • Blood Science (20 credits)
  • Biosciences Literature Review (20 credits)
  • Research and Analytical Skills for Biosciences (20 credits)

Placement year (optional):

  • 48-week industrial placement

Final year (national level 6):

Core modules

  • Bioscience Research Investigation (40 credits)

Optional modules - select four

  • Cellular Pathology (20 credits)
  • Clinical Biochemistry (20 credits)
  • Haematology and Transfusion Science (20 credits)
  • Human Genetics and Genomics (20 credits)
  • Clinical Immunology (20 credits)
  • Medical Microbiology (20 credits)

Year 1 (national level 4):

  • Fundamental Principles in Biomedicine (20 credits)
  • Human Physiology (20 credits)
  • Chemistry for the Biosciences (20 credits)
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology (20 credits)
  • Microbes and Host Defences (20 credits)
  • Clinical and Professional Practice (20 credits)

Year 2 (national level 5):

  • Pathophysiology and Therapeutics (20 credits)
  • Molecular and Cellular Analysis (20 credits)
  • Infection and Immunity (20 credits)
  • Blood Science (20 credits)
  • Biosciences Literature Review (20 credits)
  • Research and Analytical Skills for Biosciences (20 credits)

Placement year:

  • 40-week clinical placement in NHS pathology department

Final year (national level 6):

Core modules

  • Bioscience Research Investigation (40 credits)

Optional modules - select four

  • Cellular Pathology (20 credits)
  • Clinical Biochemistry (20 credits)
  • Haematology and Transfusion Science (20 credits)
  • Human Genetics and Genomics (20 credits)
  • Clinical Immunology (20 credits)
  • Medical Microbiology (20 credits)

Year 1 (national level 4):

  • Fundamental Principles in Biomedicine (20 credits)
  • Human Physiology (20 credits)
  • Chemistry for the Biosciences (20 credits)
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology (20 credits)
  • Microbes and Host Defences (20 credits)
  • Clinical and Professional Practice for Healthcare Science* (20 credits)
    *Here you will be required to undertake a suitable 10-week work placement in your first year

Year 2 (national level 5):

  • Pathophysiology and Therapeutics (20 credits)
  • Molecular and Cellular Analysis (20 credits)
  • Infection and Immunity (20 credits)
  • Blood Science (20 credits)
  • Research and Analytical Skills for Biosciences (20 credits)
  • Professional Practice and Work-Based Training in Life Sciences* (20 credits)
    *Here you will be required to undertake a suitable 15-week work placement during your second year

Final year (national level 6):

Core modules

  • Healthcare Science Research Investigation (30 credits)
  • Advanced Professional Practice and Work-Based Training in Life Sciences - 25 weeks placement (30 credits)

You will also undertake specific modules and placements that will determine the exact title of your degree

  • BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Blood Science)
  • BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Cellular Science)
  • BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Infection Science)
  • BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Genetic Science)

Your degree title will depend on which of the following four options you choose:

Blood Science route

Core modules

  • Clinical Biochemistry (20 credits)
  • Clinical Immunology (20 credits)
  • Haematology and Transfusion Science (20 credits)

Cellular Science route

Core modules

  • Cellular Pathology (20 credits)

Optional modules (choose two)

  • Clinical Biochemistry (20 credits)
  • Clinical Immunology (20 credits)
  • Haematology and Transfusion Science (20 credits)
  • Human Genetics and Genomics (20 credits)
  • Medical Microbiology (20 credits)

Genetic Science route

Core modules

  • Haematology and Transfusion Science (20 credits)
  • Human Genetics and Genomics (20 credits)

Optional modules (choose one)

  • Cellular Pathology (20 credits)
  • Clinical Biochemistry (20 credits)
  • Clinical Immunology (20 credits)
  • Medical Microbiology (20 credits)

Infection Science route

Core modules

  • Clinical Immunology (20 credits)
  • Medical Microbiology (20 credits)

Optional modules - choose one

  • Cellular Pathology (20 credits)
  • Clinical Biochemistry (20 credits)
  • Human Genetics and Genomics (20 credits)
  • Haematology and Transfusion Science (20 credits)

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Entry Requirements for: United Kingdom

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Your career options will vary according to the path you choose and the title of your final degree.

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences

Potential employers include the NHS, medical research institutions, clinical laboratories, drug companies and molecular biology companies.

The optional 48-week placement after your second year is a great way to make contacts that can be valuable for future job offers.

BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science

You will have completed a compulsory 40-week placement in NHS pathology departments, which are obvious sources of potential employment.

Your experience and skills will also give you an edge in applying for any jobs where a strong science background is an advantage.

Blood Science / Cellular Science / Infection Science / Genetic Science

If you switch to this degree you will be well-prepared to apply for roles as a healthcare scientist within the NHS. Our course provides significant amounts of work-based learning, with compulsory unpaid placements amounting to 10 weeks in Year 1, 15 weeks in Year 2 and 25 weeks in Year 3.

NHS salaries for staff working in healthcare science range from around £21,000 to around £80,000 per year. At an entry level, the work involves obtaining diagnostic data from patients and working as part of a multidisciplinary team that also includes doctors, nurses and radiographers.

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UK and European Union students are eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan given by a British Government Organization called Student Finance England, which is paid directly to your university, independent of your grades or your family’s income.

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15 January 2019

Applications for the majority of undergraduate courses should arrive at UCAS by 18:00 (UK time) on this day (check course details in our search tool for the correct deadline). The reference needs to be completed before the application can be sent to us.

30 June 2019

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The deadline for adding Clearing choices, and for universities or colleges to accept applicants in Clearing.


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