Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) is a three year course covering the range of biological science disciplines, which underpin medicine. Sharing a building with St George’s Hospital provides a unique medical environment teaching experience offered at relatively few institutions in the UK.

A Biomedical Science student in a lab

The degree emphasises the wide range of modern developments in medicine and the biomedical field more generally. It combines academic and practical training aimed at equipping you for a diverse career.

The BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science course is a modular, three-year degree course with each academic year comprising of 120 credits.

Modules in years 1 and 2 of both the BSc and MSci courses are identical and all are compulsory.

 

BSc Biomedical Science

Year 1 Modules (all BSc and MSci students)

Note: The modules listed here are indicative. The actual modules available to students when they enrol, may be subject to change.

All modules are compulsory. The year is assessed by individual module assessment, and worth 120 credits in total.

Module Title Credit Value
Personal & Academic Skills 1&2 10 credits
Fundamentals of Pathology 1 10 credits
Fundamentals of Pharmacology & Physiology 15 credits
Anatomy 1 15 credits
Fundamentals of the Living Cell 1 30 credits
Physiology 1 40 credits


Year 2 Modules (all BSc and MSci students)

Note: The modules listed here are indicative. The actual modules available to students when they enrol, may be subject to change.

Module Title Credit Value
Genomics 10 credits
Personal & Academic Skills 4 10 credits
Anatomy 2 15 credits
Personal & Academic Skills 3 15 credits
Physiology 2 20 credits
Clinical Pathology Specialities 50 credits


Year 3 Modules (BSc Biomedical Science excluding Clinical Bioscience)

Note: The modules listed here are indicative and run during different semesters. The actual modules available to students when they enrol, may be subject to change.

With the exception of those following the Clinical Bioscience pathway, all BSc Biomedical Science students have to select a total of 120 credits, including 75 credits worth of student-selected taught modules (shared with the Intercalated BSc programme and Year 3 of the MSci Biomedical Science programme) and a compulsory 45 credit research project.You are able study a maximum of 30 credits of taught modules deemed ‘non-science’.

If you study 75 credits of taught or research project modules in a particular subject area, a ‘with’ title will be awarded to reflect the modules taken. A full list of award titles can be seen on our studying page.

Module Title (Optional)
Credit Value 
Human Medical Genetics   15 credits
Genes and Gene Expression in Eukaryotic Cells   15 credits
 Global Health & Comparative Health Systems (non-science) 15 credits
Medical Ethics and Law (non-science) 15 credits
The Role of Bioscience & Medicine in Contemporary Society (non-science) 15 credits
Neuroscience of Sensation & Perception 15 credits
Therapeutics: Protein to Patient 15 credits
Pharmacology & Physiology of Drugs of Abuse 15 credits
Biomedical Research Techniques for Drug Development 15 credits
Behavioural Medicine 15 credits
Clinically Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy 15 credits
Big Data in Biomedicine 15 credits
Cloning, Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine 15 credits
Personalised Medicine 15 credits
Global Governance for Health (non-science) 15 credits
Learning and Teaching: Student and Professional (non-science) 15 credits
Novel Therapeutic Targets for Cardiovascular Disease 15 credits
Biomedical Research Techniques for Drug Development 15 credits
Images of Anatomy 30 credits
Cell & Molecular Biology 30 credits
Conflict & Catastrophe Medicine 30 credits
Global Health Diseases 30 credits
Cardiovascular & Respiratory Diseases 30 credits
Science of Reproduction 30 credits
Development and Disease 30 credits
The Biology of Cancer 30 credits
Immunity and Infection 30 credits
Clinical Applications of Genomics in Rare Disease and Cancer 30 credits
Global Health Justice 30 credits
Clinical Neuroscience 30 credits
Psychology & Psychiatry of the Mind 30 credits

 
Year 3 Research Project Modules

Note: The modules listed here are indicative and run during different semesters. The actual modules available to students when they enrol, may be subject to change.

Research Project Modules Credit Value
Available to all year 3 BSc students
(exluding BSc Clinical Bioscience students)
Research Project in Anatomy, Development and Cell Biology 45 credits
Research Project in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 45 credits
Research Project in Immunity and Infection 45 credits
Research Project in Medical Microbiology 45 credits
Research Projects in Clinical Sciences 45 credits
Research Project in Cardiovascular Sciences 45 credits
Research Project in Human Genetics 45 credits
Research Project in Global Health 45 credits
Research Project in Medical Education Practice & Ethics 45 credits
Research Project in Community Health and Social Medicine 45 credits
Research Project in Clinical Neuroscience 45 credits
Research Project in Physiology & Pharmacology 45 credits
Research Project in Psychiatry 45 credits
Research Project in Behavioural Medicine 45 credits
Research Project in Research Proposal Design 45 credits

Qualifying module combinations for named awards
In order to be eligible to be awarded a title 'BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science with…' you must take 75 credits in the subject area; the research project options can contribute to the 75 credit requirement.

 

BSc Clinical Bioscience

Year 1 and year 2 modules are the same as above.

Year 3 Modules (BSc Clinical Bioscience)

The BSc Clinical Bioscience award comprises three compulsory modules totalling 75 credits, including a 15 credit research project, with students selecting further modules to the value of 45 credits from the options indicated above.

Module Title
 Credit value
Research project  15 credits
Clinical Anatomy  30 credits
Clinical, Communication & Professional Skills in Healthcare   30 credits

Last Updated: Monday, 28 November 2016 13:32

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