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Biomedical Science

3 years
2022
UCAS Code:
BS01
Institution code: S30
UCAS Points:
104-120
Campus:
Southampton City Centre
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Biomedical scientists play a leading role in developing our knowledge of human illness. As a biomedical science student here at Solent, you’ll build a detailed understanding of the causes of human disease and how these diseases produce symptoms. You’ll also explore the way that disease can affect human cells, tissues, and the body as a whole.

Our expert teaching teams will help you to develop the skills required to succeed in biomedical science. You will be supported to develop practical and analytical skills, exploring the latest technologies and experimental treatments. You’ll learn to undertake biomedical science research that can lead to the development of new diagnostic procedures or therapeutic intervention strategies. You’ll also look at the way that advances in technology can support the self-management of health.

Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to study in our bespoke laboratory facilities. These have been created specifically to support small groups of students as they build their portfolio of lab experience. Your competency will be developed through practical classes and reinforced by our virtual learning environment. Professional development and reflective practice assignments ensure that you are able to apply what you have learnt.

Employability sits at the heart of our teaching. An individual final year research project and work-related laboratory assignments mean that you’ll graduate feeling ready to take the next steps in your career. You will work with biomedical science practitioners and other professionals throughout all three years of the course.

As a graduate from an accredited biomedical science programme, you will have a strong foundation of scientific knowledge coupled with proven technical skills. This provides a starting point for a wide-range NHS, pharmaceutical or biotechnology careers.

Registering as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is required for many NHS careers. The IBMS Registration Training Portfolio must be completed in an IBMS accredited laboratory following graduation from Solent.

Why choose this course?

Teaching labs include: laminar flow hood and incubators for microbiology, spectrophotometers for biochemistry, PCR and gel electrophoresis imaging systems for molecular biology, and microscopes.

IBMS degree accreditation ensures the course covers the academic standards to meet the standards of proficiency of the Health and Care Profession Council (HCPC) for biomedical scientists.

Our academics and guest speakers have extensive experience in a range of clinical and laboratory settings.

Who is this course for?

To be considered for this course you will usually need to have studied A Level chemistry or biology (or equivalent). Candidates should be passionate about scientific research and the study of disease.

What does this course lead to?

This broad scientific programme provides the foundation for a wide range of scientific careers. You could be working within the NHS, pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries. You could also choose to continue your studies at postgraduate level. 

Meet the team

Biomedical science at Solent is taught by researchers, academics, practitioners, and technicians with a variety of professional backgrounds. Technical instructors help you to develop your practical and analytical skills. Visiting practitioners emphasises current industry practise and ensure that you are working at the cutting edge of biomedical technology.

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

Facilities

You will make extensive use of our specialised biochemistry and biology labs. You will also have full access to our general facilities.

These include a 24-hour library, computer resource centres, bookable study spaces and comprehensive sport/exercise facilities. You’ll also benefit from our academic support and career development services.


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