At the start of your course you will study normal human biology and explore microbiology and immunology. This will give you detailed knowledge of what causes disease and how it affects us. You will share your first year modules with students on the Biomedical Science course, giving you a broad foundation of scientific knowledge.
In your second and third year, you will build on this knowledge and specialise in bioinformatics. You will study:
- Maths and statistics
- Biological data collection
- The analysis and evaluation of large data sets
- Pathogenic mechanisms (endogenous and exogenous).
Our practical course gives you extensive laboratory experience. You will have practical teaching sessions and can access our laboratories in your own time too. Academic and technical staff will supervise these sessions and support you. We also offer the opportunity for mentorships from students in their second year.
Use our network to build your own. We can help you find a year long placement in an industry laboratory. This extends the length of your course to 4 years and your award will change to Applied Biosciences: Bioinformatics (with placement). This is completed between year 2 and 3 and you will complete a poster presentation assessment while you are working in industry. It's a brilliant chance to gain laboratory experience and apply your scientific skills and knowledge.