Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) is a three year course covering the range of biological sciences that 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.

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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.

In the first two years, alongside your biomedical science modules, you share learning with medical and health science students at St George’s. This provides broad coverage of the fundamental aspects of cell and molecular biology, anatomy, physiology and pharmacology.

In the final year, you select taught courses to a total of 75 credits. We will help you make the right choice of course combinations for your intended career.

Valued at 45 credits, the research project is an important part of your final year. It enables you to carry out and present a defined piece of research or data analysis, and is supervised by academic and research staff at the St George’s laboratories. This is an invaluable experience if you wish to continue with postgraduate research.

The broad range of final year module study options allows you to focus on subjects that interest you and maximises your career choices. Student module selection in the final year will influence whether an Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) accredited degree may be awarded. For example, students selecting psychology and psychiatry related modules will not be entitled to an IBMS-accredited degree.

Final-year Modules offered for the Academic Year 2016/17

Modules (30 credits)

  • Biology of Cancer
  • Science of Reproduction
  • Images of Anatomy
  • Clinical Neuroscience
  • Immunity and Infection
  • Development and Disease
  • Behavioural Medicine
  • Medical Education Practice & Ethics
  • Introduction to Conflict & Catastrophe Medicine
  • Human Medical Genetics
  • Global Health Diseases
  • Global Health Justice

Modules (15 credits)

  • Genes and Gene Expression in Eukaryotic Cells
  • Cloning Stem Cell Research & Regenerative Medicine
  • Clinical Aspects of Birth Defects
  • Clinical Aspects of Cancer Genetics
  • Human Cardiovascular and Respiratory Pharmacology
  • Clinically Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy
  • Personalised Medicine
  • Novel Therapeutic Targets for Cardiovascular Disease
  • Pharmacology and Physiology of Drugs of Abuse
  • Medical Ethics and Law
  • Therapeutics: Protein to Pateint
  • Learning & Teaching: Student & Professional
  • Role of Bioscience & Medicine in Contemporary Society
  • Neuroscience of Sensation & Perception
  • Biomedical Research Techniques for Drug Development
  • Psychology, Psychiatry & the Mind
  • Big Data in Biomedicine

Research Project Options (45 Projects)

  • Anatomy & Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Human Genetics
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Clinical Neuroscience
  • Cardiovascular Science
  • Physiological Sciences
  • Psychiatry
  • Behavioural Medicine
  • Community Health and Social Medicine
  • Medical Education Practice & Ethics
  • Immunity & Infection
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Global Health
  • Pharmacology

For more information, download the Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) module guide (PDF), which includes the research project options.


Last Updated: Thursday, 08 October 2015 15:47

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