Applied Biomedical Science, BSc Hons

This programme is designed to provide a knowledge base in biomedical science and provide opportunities for graduates to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). It is also accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). Those applying for the degree will initially register on the BSc Hons Biomedical Science programme, with opportunities for progression onto the BSc Applied Biomedical Science degree at the end of Year 2. During Year 2, students will be informed of hospital placements and asked to formally apply for a placement. If successful, they will be provided with an IBMS registration training portfolio read more

Overview

Overview

This programme is designed to provide a knowledge base in biomedical science and provide opportunities for graduates to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). It is also accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). Those applying for the degree will initially register on the BSc Hons Biomedical Science programme, with opportunities for progression onto the BSc Applied Biomedical Science degree at the end of Year 2. During Year 2, students will be informed of hospital placements and asked to formally apply for a placement. If successful, they will be provided with an IBMS registration training portfolio to be completed during the placement year. BSc Hons Applied Biomedical Science graduates who have successfully completed the placement portfolio (as verified by an IBMS registered verifier) will be able to apply for registration with the HCPC. The degree is also available part-time for those currently working in an IBMS accredited 'training' laboratory.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To advance students' academic, professional and laboratory skills for current and future employment in medical diagnostic and research environments
  • To develop relevant knowledge and understanding for the application of theory to practice, and to develop appropriate transferable skills in the use of information technology, communication, numeracy, problem-solving and case study analysis as applicable to biomedical science.

What you'll study

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Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

112 UCAS points from A-levels, including biology and chemistry at grade C or above. No more than 24 points should come from AS-levels including science. You will also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English language, mathematics and a science. You will be required to attend an interview.

We will also accept:

  • Alternative qualifications including BTEC and National Diploma
  • Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or foundation degree can be considered for entry into this degree in Year 2 or later.

For more information, contact  courseinfo@gre.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Applicants must have successfully completed 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). You will be required to attend an interview.

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 8331 8136.

In addition:

We welcome applications from mature students.

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through formal examinations, presentations and case study-based reports, together with critical evaluation of data, laboratory reports and a project.

Professional recognition

The programme is officially accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.

Careers

You will acquire the necessary academic, professional and laboratory skills for current and future employment as an HCPC-registered practitioner in medical diagnostic and research environments.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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