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Biomedical Sciences

Professionally accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), this course aims to provide a high quality and professionally relevant postgraduate programme, with emphasis on both the theoretical knowledge and the practice of Biomedical Science. As well as completing a number of core modules, you will choose a specialist option to focus on in your studies (Medical Biochemistry; Medical Microbiology; Immunohaematology; or Cellular & Molecular Pathology), and your award on graduating will name your chosen specialism within the title of the postgraduate qualification that you will obtain, as follows:

MSc Biomedical Science (Medical Biochemistry)
MSc Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology)
MSc Biomedical Science (Immunohaematology)
MSc Biomedical Science (Cellular & Molecular Pathology)????

Throughout your studies, your personal and professional understanding of Biomedical Science will be enhanced through an academically coherent programme of directed and self-directed learning. This will empower you to engage in and critically evaluate relevant contemporary biomedical themes, and to engage in research at postgraduate level, through the analysis and application of practical laboratory based activities.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have one of the following: a 1st or 2nd class Honours degree which has a significant content of biological science; at least a 60 per cent pass in the primary (part I) examination for Fellowship of the Institute of Biomedical Science; substantial relevant experience at a senior level.

Course modules

Modules include: molecular biology; immunology; analytical and diagnostic techniques; research methods in biomedical sciences. Option modules include: medical biochemistry and advanced topics in medical biochemistry; immunohaematology and advanced topics in immunhaematology; medical microbiology and advanced topics in medical microbiology and infection; cellular and molecular pathology and advanced topics in cellular and molecular pathology.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on examinations; essays; poster presentations; case studies; case study presentations; practical based laboratory exercises; laboratory reports abstract writing and journal article reviews; a dissertation.

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