UndergraduateBiomedical Science

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  • Gain experience in laboratory practices, instrumentation and analytical techniques.
  • A Biomedical Science degree that is aligned to contemporary industry practices – modules reflect current issues in biomedicine and biotechnology.
  • Study life processes, disease treatment and prevention for improving human health.
  • Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).
  • 93% student satisfaction on this course (National Student Survey 2017 results).

Summary

Make a difference to humanity by studying a Biomedical Science BSc at Roehampton. Here you will discover life processes, health, disease, treatment and prevention.

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This course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.

You will gain a strong scientific foundation in the biological aspects of health and disease ready for a career in the health sciences. This degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.

You will develop your knowledge in the essential functions of life by studying cell biology and molecular biology. You will gain an understanding of pharmacology, the branch of medicine concerned with the use and effect of drugs, and immunology, which studies all aspect of the immune system. There is also an opportunity to explore the relationship between nutrition and health.

To support your studies, you will have access to modern, well-equipped laboratories with state-of-the-art facilities for DNA analysis, high performance liquid chromatography, electrophysiology, microbiology, light and electron microscopy. You will also have free access to computer suites equipped with subject specific software, and support for your work from a team of specialist laboratory and IT technicians. Research collaborations with many of London's hospitals and medical schools facilitate visits, projects and access to specialist libraries.

We offer a range of interesting modules such as ‘Introduction to Human Disease’, which looks at the immune system and patterns for diseases or ‘The Brain in Health and Disease’, which explores recent developments in brain imaging and theories on brain plasticity, the ability for the brain to modify its structure in response to change.

In your first year you will take core modules covering the foundations of the biomedical sciences, including general and biological chemistry, cell and molecular biology, nutrition, and human disease. A module on practical methods introduces a wide range of biological and biochemical techniques and develops laboratory skills, including the use of computer systems to present and analyse data.

In the second year, you will build your knowledge of human health aspects and study modules that focus on specific subjects such as pharmacology and toxicology, molecular biology, neurobiology, physiology and immunology.

In your final year, you will undertake a research project and study more advanced medical subjects, such as medical microbiology, molecular genetics, and practical methods in haematology, microbiology, histology and biochemistry.

Here are examples of the modules we currently offer:

Year 1

Biomolecular Science: Practical Methods
Introduction to Human Disease
Chemistry of Life
Biometrics: Physiology, Statistics and Maths
Professional Practice for Biomedical Science
Cell Biology

Year 2

Biosciences Research Methods
Immunology
Molecular Biology: Theory & Practice
Physiology & Metabolism
Pharmacology & Toxicology
The Brain in Health and Disease

Year 3

Biomedical Research Project
Advances in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
Human Epidemiology and Pathophysiology

 

Compulsory and Required modules
Compulsory and/or required modules may change when we review and update programmes. Above is a list of modules offered this academic year.

Optional modules
Optional modules, when offered as part of a programme, may vary from year to year and are subject to viability.

Our graduates can work in different areas of biomedical sciences such as microbiology, haematology, immunology, cellular sciences, drug discovery, genetics or neuroscience. You may also work in various roles within the NHS or choose further study at postgraduate level.

Life at Roehampton

At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options.

We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.

We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.