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BScBiomedical Science

Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
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Why choose this course?
The key aspects of disease and disease prevention will be studied in both practical and theoretical contexts and will be used when considering complex health issues. The course covers all the major disciplines of:

clinical chemistry
transfusion science
immunology and virology.
You will develop the skills and knowledge of these specific areas and in addition gain an understanding of the underlying principles of biochemistry, molecular biology and physiology.

This course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).
It provides you with a multidisciplinary approach to biomedical sciences.
The key aspects of disease and disease prevention will be studied with a focus on practical work.
Students on this course have the option to undertake a 12-month paid work placement in their third year. This is facilitated by a dedicated Placement Office and the School’s excellent links with industry and the National Health Service.
Following graduation students work towards registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. The degree is one of the key requirements for registration along with working in a suitable NHS laboratory.
You will work with our highly regarded academics, who are active in a broad range of research areas, achieving 100% world-leading or internationally excellent research impact. (REF2014).
Graduates from FdSc Healthcare Sciences at Central College Nottingham can progress directly onto Year Two of this course.

Professional recognition
Courses in biological sciences at Nottingham Trent University were awarded a maximum score of 24 points in the latest External Subject Review conducted by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)

Programme structure

What will I study?
Year One

Introduction to Cell biology
Introduction to Biochemistry
Practical Techniques for Biology
Genetics and Immunology
Human Systems
Introduction to Microbiology
Year Two

Antibody and DNA Technology
Metabolism and its Control
Molecular Biology and Protein Synthesis
Pathophysiology and Pharmacology of Cells and Tissues
Clinical Biochemistry
Clinical and Public Health Microbiology
Year Three
This is your optional work placement year.

Final Year

Research Project
Immunology and Virology
Infectious Diseases and their Control

How will I learn?
You will typically study six modules each year. Each module normally has around 20 to 24 one hour lectures. In addition there are regular seminars and tutorials to help with your studies. Across the three years you will have approximately 500 hours of laboratory experience. We believe the amount of time a student spends getting hands on experience in a laboratory is very important to prepare them for the world of work, which is why we incorporate such high levels of contact time in the labs.

How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed on a variety of components including the following.

Coursework 31%

Laboratory reports
poster presentations
case studies
final year research project/dissertation
Written 45%

multiple completion tests
formal examinations.
Practical 34%

Laboratory assessments
Oral presentations
Where will I study?
You will be taught mostly on our Clifton campus. Large groups lectures will be held in John Clare, smaller groups, seminars and tutorials will be held across campus in multiple buildings. The majority of laboratory sessions will be held in the Rosalind Franklin building as well as within Erasmus Darwin laboratories.

What’s included in the course fees?
You will need equipment to work in the laboratory classes. For example, you will need a lab coat and safety spectacles. You will be provided with the necessary personal equipment at induction. All other requirements for the labs will be provided in the laboratory session. This will include simple equipment such as forceps through to tablets.

About the Biomedical Team
You will work with our highly regarded academics, who are active in a broad range of research areas, achieving 100% world-leading or internationally excellent research impact. (REF2014).

Learn a new language
Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.

Learning a new language can:

enhance your communication skills
enrich your experience when travelling abroad
boost your career prospects.

Career opportunities

Your career development
Our Biomedical students have entered careers in:

hospital laboratories
pharmaceutical industry laboratories
management and pharmaceutical sales
research and education.
Many also choose to undertake further study on one of our master’s-level courses or MPhil and PhD research degrees.

Recent graduates have gone onto work in the following roles and companies:

Glaxo Smith Kline – Research Scientist
Nottingham University Hospitals – Biomedical Scientist
UHCW NHS Trust – Stop Smoking Advisor
Coventry University Hospital – Lab Technician
NHS – Bowel Cancer Screening Officer
Thermo Fisher – Research Biomedical Scientist
NHS – Medical Lab Assistant
Dorset Health Care – Information Analyst.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Oct 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States