Wolverhampton School of Sciences

Biomedical Science (Pathology Laboratory Based)

BSc (Hons) Part-time 6 years

The course provides a route which leads to an IBMS (Institute of Biomedical Science)-accredited award for those currently working in Pathology laboratories.

The course provides a route which leads to an IBMS (Institute of Biomedical Science)-accredited award for those currently working in Pathology laboratories.

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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time
  • Course Length Part-time (6 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School Wolverhampton School of Sciences

Why choose this course?

The course provides a route which leads to an IBMS (Institute of Biomedical Science)-accredited award for those currently working in Pathology laboratories. Students will complete their registration portfolio alongside undertaking the award. The work-based modules are designed to support the gathering of evidence to demonstrate achievement of the standards of proficiency. This part time award supports development of the academic knowledge alongside developing skills and competence in the workplace.

 

 

Throughout the programme specialist knowledge is steadily introduced in the areas of anatomy and physiology, disease biology, molecular pathology and cell biology. Building upon these core topics the course then focuses upon each of the main pathology disciplines, expanding your appreciation of the role of biomedical science in the understanding of disease presentation, diagnosis, prognosis and choice of patient treatment. An appreciation of good professional is also embedded in the course.

What happens on the course?

Your first year will provide you with a sound grounding in all basic science subjects and includes topics such as the form and function of the human body, disease biology, cell biology and genetics plus microbiology and immunology.

 

You will then progress to examine human physiology, molecular pathology, and the biology and investigation of disease, also undertaking practical sessions. After your second year of study, you may choose to take up an optional additional work placement year and move onto the Applied Biomedical Science route. Selection for this opportunity is highly competitive and provides an excellent opportunity for you to gain both valuable laboratory experience and complete the Institute of Biomedical Science’s Registration Training Portfolio, before continuing into your final year. Here, you will undertake a research project and also study key clinical laboratory disciplines, including cellular pathology and clinical genetics, haematology and transfusion science, clinical biochemistry and immunology, and medical microbiology.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Graduates will be placed to apply for promotion within their current workplace or promotion elsewhere within the NHS or within pharmaceutical companies or in the provate healthcare sphere.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

 ·         Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), so all our graduates meet the academic requirements for entry into the biomedical science profession

·         Dedicated staff, many of whom are Fellows of the IBMS. In addition, the course leader is an HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist with many years’ experience in practice

·         Practical classes supported by biomedical scientists from local NHS trusts: application of techniques to practice.

·         Teaching is underpinned by research: In the last REF, the University of Wolverhampton was ranked at its highest ever level.

·         Current advances in technology supported learning and teaching approaches embedded throughout the course, ensuring that all students meet their full potential during their studies.

 This course will:

·         Enable students to develop their knowledge of the aetiology of disease with its presentation, diagnosis and treatment through the study of underpinning scientific subjects and through the study of biomedical science specialist subjects

·         Develop scientific, intellectual and practical skills to provide graduates with the abilities to plan and carry out laboratory investigations in biomedical science and to evaluate evidence underpinning practice

·         Foster the development of the qualities needed in situations requiring the exercise of professionalism, personal responsibility and decision-making

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2019 Entry

  • GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above (equivalencies not accepted)
  • If you do not hold a GCSE grade C/4+/equivalence in Mathematics you will be strongly advised to complete your Mathematics GCSE alongside your studies at the University
  • Students wishing to take a hospital laboratory placement as part of the Applied Biomedical Science route must have GCSE Maths at C/4 or above or, Level 2 Essential / Key Skill in Application of Number or an equivalent mathematics qualification

Plus Either

  • A Level minimum of AA or CCC to include at least one science subject preferably Biology

This course is specifically designed for students employed in an NHS hospital pathology laboratory or equivalent. The employer must be committed to supporting the students in their program of studies and work-based modules.

Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)

Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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