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.

biomed bsc Cropped 3

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.

Modules currently offered:

Year one

Clinical Science
Cellular and Molecular Biology
Biomedical Skills and Technologies

Year two

Clinical Science
Therapeutics and Investigation
Biomedical Skills and Technologies    

Year three

Modules (30 credits)

Biology of Cancer
Science of Reproduction
Images of Anatomy
Clinical Neuroscience
Immunity and Infection
Development and Disease
Emerging Technologies Genomics in Diagnostic Microbiology
Therapeutics: protein to patient
Introduction to Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine
Human Genetics

Modules (15 credits)

Human Genetics
Genes and Gene Expression in Eukaryotic Cells
Behavioural Medicine
Cloning Stem Cell Research and 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

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


Last Updated: Friday, 10 October 2014 15:37