Wolverhampton School of Sciences

Biomedical Science

BSc (Hons) Full-time 3 years, Part-time 6 years

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code B990
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years), Part-time (6 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton School of Sciences

Why choose this course?

 

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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 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 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, antibiotic resistance, tissue identification, blood grouping 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.

Opportunities exist for students on the BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science course to undertake work placements in an NHS hospital laboratory. Students who are successful in obtaining placements will be eligible to transfer to the BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science.

What happens on the course?

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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.

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Potential Career Paths

 

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As a biomedical scientist you will have developed a broad range of skills and knowledge which will prepare you for a career within a range of professions. Recent graduates have successfully obtained employment as biomedical scientists within a range of different pathology laboratories, as laboratory technicians in colleges and universities, and as trainee teachers. The broad range of skills can lead to careers with a wide range of employers including: the NHS, government departments, HM Armed Forces and medical sales companies. The award also provides an ideal background for graduate entry to Medical School and the NHS Scientist Training Programme. In addition, many of our graduates carry on their studies with entry onto Masters awards or PhDs.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

 

 

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  • Study in the state of the art Rosalind Franklin Science facility
  • 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.

 

 

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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 for employment in situations requiring the exercise of professionalism, personal responsibility and decision-making

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 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

2020 Entry

GCSE Maths at grade C/4 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

  • 96 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD to include at least one science subject preferably Biology
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM in Applied Science
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit 36 of these must be in Science

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Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply

English language requirements also apply

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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