Glyndwr University

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

Why choose this course?

Our BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science degree is relevant and employer ready, utilising a partnership between Wrexham Glyndwr University and the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB).

This course:

  • Is taught by academics across the university, biomedical scientists and other health professionals with a range of subject and research expertise.
  • Includes modules led and delivered by current Biomedical Science practitioners.
  • Has access to brand new laboratories on the Plas Coch campus.
  • Has an option for undertaking work within North Wales clinical laboratories.
  • Allows you to develop independent research projects, that can be conducted within clinical laboratories.
  • Utilises local research laboratories, housing state-of-the-art equipment, such as flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy and molecular analysers.
  • Follows our Active Learning Framework (ALF), which embraces the importance of flexibility, accessibility and building a sense of community.

Entry Requirements

The academic requirements for the course are 80-112 UCAS tariff points at GCE A-level or equivalent, including a science at level 3.

IELTS:

6.0 (with no individual skill score below 5.5)

Career Prospects

  • Our BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science degree is integrated through a study of the biology of disease, including modern concepts and applications of biomedical science in research, diagnosis and treatment of clinical disorders. It creates wide-ranging opportunities for employment in fields including hospital pathology laboratories (NHS/private sector), biomedical/pharmaceutical industries, or public health laboratories.
  • It provides preparation for undertaking the Institute of Biomedical Science Certificate of Competence (a compulsory requirement for being a registered Biomedical Scientist affiliated with the Health & Care Professions Council), and for those students wishing to undertake a career in research, teaching, medicine or to pursue studies towards a Masters or PhD.

Course Details

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)

Year one of our degree programme establishes a platform of core knowledge across key subject areas including biology, physiology, mathematics and statistics, whilst also introducing students to immunology and microbiology. Specific modules ensure the acquisition of the necessary laboratory skills and a well-grounded understanding of professional issues relevant to the Biomedical Scientist.

MODULES

  • Professional Practice for the Biomedical & Life Sciences
  • Cell Biology, Biochemistry & Genetics
  • Maths and statistics for science
  • Essential skills for the Life Sciences
  • Health, Wellbeing and the Body
  • Introduction to Immunology & Microbiology

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)

Year two of the programme largely comprises specialist modules to give you the necessary knowledge in key areas of biomedical science. You will be primed in research methodology and will design and carry out a mini project to prepare you for the final year project. Practical skills are reinforced in a 5-week intensive block spent at the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

MODULES

  • Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Blood Sciences
  • Research Methods, Theory and Practice
  • Cellular & Histopathology
  • Advanced Laboratory Skills for the Biomedical & Life Sciences

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)

The final year of study focuses upon topics at the forefront of current research in biomedical science and will further develop your critical and analytical skills. A significant part of the final year is a 40 credit research project in which you will carry out an independent piece of research in an area of special interest.

MODULES

  • Research project
  • Biology of Disease
  • Clinical Genetics & Cancer Biology.
  • Infectious Disease, Immunity & Inflammation
  • Advances in Medicine
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