Northumbria University Newcastle - Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

Northumbria University Newcastle

Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), our Biomedical Science degree will provide you with both general and specialist knowledge in the field of biomedical science. Focusing on how cells, organs and systems function in the human body, you will gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of the pathogenesis of disease and strategies for their investigation and treatment.

During your second year, there is the option of a one-year placement within industry or at an accredited NHS training laboratory. The placement within the NHS allows you to progress onto the BSc Applied Biomedical Science course, and upon graduation you can apply for state registration as a Biomedical Scientist with the HCPC.

Entry Requirements

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, T Level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Subject Requirements:

Grade B in A-level Biology, or a recognised equivalent

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

Upon graduation you will have an excellent foundation for future study or research, as well as possessing a range of strong transferable skills applicable to biomedical science and many other professions. The course will equip you with all of the skills necessary to have an impact on health, diagnosis and the treatment of disease. You will also have developed skills such as critical thinking, group work, negotiation, data handling, problem solving, independent learning and communication.

Your skills from this biomedical science degree can be applied to a range of careers such as Analytical Chemist, Biomedical Scientist, Toxicologist and Medicinal Chemist. And those who choose to do a placement within the NHS will be able to apply for a state registration as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC) upon graduation.

Course Details

This course incorporates all areas of biomedical science including topics such as cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, immunology, cellular pathology, and disease.

Teaching is delivered via a range of approaches such as lectures, tutorials and seminars. Practical classes also form a fundamental part of this course’s delivery, with learning primarily taking place in laboratories or, on some occasions, IT suites.

Technology enabled learning is embedded throughout this course, with resources such as a virtual learning platform, lecture and learning materials, online reading lists and a mobile app available to further support your studies.

Year One

Cell Biology and Genetics (Core,20 Credits)
Practical Skills (Core,20 Credits)
Biochemistry (Core,20 Credits)
Anatomy and Physiology (Core,20 Credits)
Introductory Pathological Sciences (40 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Applied Sciences (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Year Two

Microbiology and Immunology (20 Credits)
Principles of Cellular and Biomolecular Analysis (Core,20 Credits)
Biology of Disease (Core,20 Credits)
Cellular and Transfusion Science (20 Credits)
Medical Biochemistry (20 Credits)
Molecular Biology and Genetics (Core,20 Credits)

Year Three

Industrial Placement Year (Optional,120 Credits)
Year in International Business (This is made up of modules studied in Newcastle (Semester 1) & Amsterdam (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)
Year in International Multidisciplinary Innovation (4 modules studied in Amsterdam (Semester 1) & Newcastle (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)

Year Four

Biomedical and Biological Sciences Research Project (Core,40 Credits)
Molecular Cell Interactions (Core,20 Credits)
Pathology in Practice (20 Credits)
Advanced Analytical Techniques (Core,20 Credits)
Genomics (Optional,20 Credits)
Drug Design and Development (Optional,20 Credits)

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