This extremely popular course opens up opportunities for entry into a variety of careers associated with the field of biomedical science. Throughout the programme specialist knowledge is steadily introduced in the areas of human physiology, disease biology, microbiology, biochemistry 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 practice and the development of essential employability skills required for today’s competitive job market are also embedded in the course.
Important practical techniques that will be covered on the course include DNA analysis, cell and tissue identification, antibiotic susceptibility tests, blood typing and coagulation tests. In addition, you will have the opportunity to undertake an honours research project in your final year, allowing you to develop your skills further in an area of interest to you.
The Biomedical Science Sandwich degree will also introduce you to the world of work allowing you apply your knowledge and skills acquired at university in a work environment that is related Biomedical Science. On this course you will spend a year out on placement after your second year either in the UK or abroad whilst still being supported by a university tutor and a workplace supervisor.
Note: application and selection onto suitable placements for this course is highly competitive and a work placement cannot be guaranteed.