The BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science course is available as a full-time three-year or optional four-year sandwich course. If you are successfully selected for a one-year placement, you will be able to transfer to the HCPC approved Applied Biomedical Science degree.
Your course will be based on lectures, with associated laboratory practical classes and workshop activities. Where possible, coursework uses applied tasks that mimic the skills needed in jobs to help ensure you are attractive to future employers, such as collection and interpretation of drug dose response data to assess therapeutic and lethal ranges.
Our experienced teaching team includes a fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science, who was previously employed in both hospital and medical school laboratories, and a HCPC registered biomedical scientist, who was formerly lead scientist for haemaglobinopathies for University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. These staff, PhD students and visiting lecturers will bring you the latest issues on a wide range of research topics.
You will be allocated a dedicated Personal Academic Tutor for the duration of your course, who will schedule regular 1:1 meetings with you and with whom you can make an appointment whenever you need to; you can also arrange to see other members of staff in ‘drop in’ sessions for any additional help you may need.
If you wish to apply to undertake a placement year, you will be invited to attend ‘briefing sessions’, which cover aspects such as hospital organisation, working in a pathology laboratory, sample and data handling, health and safety and an overview of the Registration Training Portfolio you will maintain.
Teaching methods include: lectures, with associated laboratory practical classes and workshop activities.