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Biomedical Science (Online), MSc/PGDip/PGCert

This online Biomed course allows health sector workers to study the latest developments in biomedical science and healthcare management while boosting their own professional development.

Our Biomedical Science course is aimed at health sector employees who want to keep up-to-date with latest developments in biomedical science, healthcare management and related subjects. The course is managed by a consortium of NHS Trusts, Pathology Joint Ventures, Public Health England and the University of Greenwich. The modules are approved for continuing professional development (CPD) by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), the leading body for current practitioners in the field.

There are currently 17 modules available to study online with full support from an experienced practitioner. Each one has been specifically tailored to meet workplace needs. Together they provide a flexible, practical way to learn, either for CPD or towards a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), Diploma (PGDip) or full master's degree (MSc).

Apply at Greenwich Biomed Online.

Additional info

The PGCert and PGDip awards in Healthcare Management and Healthcare Quality Management have specific module requirements. Students undertaking the full MSc must complete a workplace-based project. See the pathway options.

Department

School of Science

Duration

1-5 years distance learning

Start month

April and October

Home/international fees

Fees information

What you should know about this course

  • You can begin online courses in April or October. Scholarships are available, please contact the Biomed Online office for details.
  • Our online courses are mapped to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework.
  • Complete two 12-week modules to gain a PGCert in Biomedical Science (Online) award, a PGCert in Healthcare Quality Management or a PGCert in Healthcare Management.
  • Complete four 12-week modules to gain a PGDip in Biomedical Science (Online), Healthcare Quality Management or Healthcare Management.
  • Complete four modules and a research project to gain an MSc Biomedical Science (Online). The MSc is validated by the University of Greenwich and accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

Each tutor is an expert who has been selected for their knowledge and experience of the healthcare workplace and trained by us to support students online. The course leader oversees the programme to ensure high standards and value. Technical support is provided by the Product Manager. The Admin Manager and Administrator at BioMed is available for administrative matters and advice.

Entry requirements

If you are

You should have a BSc or MSc from an EU university or equivalent professional clinical qualification, or experience gained within the NHS or an equivalent healthcare setting. Equivalent qualifications from a non-EU university will be assessed on an individual basis.

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

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

You can apply for any study you have already completed to be recognised where there is a close match to one of our modules (in terms of content and credits).

How you will learn

For new and returning students in September, our focus is on making our university environments safe and accessible to everyone.  We’ve prepared a 'blended model' of teaching which means combining face-to-face sessions on our campuses with online lectures. All face-to-face sessions are in line with distancing rules. If students are ill or shielding, we’ll provide all lectures and course materials online.

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Learning experience

In a typical week, learning takes place through a combination of lectures and seminars. You'll be abe to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller group session, Scheduled contact activities may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Courses are delivered in small groups with a high level of student support. (Tutor-to-student ratio is 1:10.)

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. Our library and online resources with support your further reading and research.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of scheduled learning activities which will include online lectures, online and on campus discussions, workshops and practical sessions.

For full-time students, the workload should be roughly equivalent to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of modules you are studying.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by take-home exams, coursework and practice assessments on campus where required.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

Weekly online discussion sessions are scheduled into the course timetable to provide swift feedback on activities. Feedback is conducted one-to-one between tutor and student online and is monitored by the course team to ensure support is continuously maintained.

Dates and timetables

Terms run from October to January, and April to July.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

For information about distance and blended learning fees please visit our fees information pages.

Fees information International fees

There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Details of costs and fees can be viewed at BioMed Online.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Courses are suitable for healthcare professionals including biomedical, clinical and research scientists; laboratory, hospital and health service managers; nurses, pharmacists and medical technical officers; quality, health and safety and risk and governance managers.

BioMed Online helps employees across the health sector to stay abreast of the latest developments in biomedical science and related subjects. You may already have a qualification in a science such as biology, biochemistry, chemistry or pharmacy at a range of levels from HNC or BSc to PhD.

Do you provide employability services?

We expect that students on this course will already be in employment.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

The BioMed team ensures that the course is updated regularly, using student and tutor reports, workplace reports, external examiner reports and consultations with subject matter experts. The course leader oversees the programme to ensure high standards and value.

Support from the department

Technical support for this programme is provided by the Product Manager. The Admin Manager and Administrator at BioMed is available for administrative matters and advice.

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If you are a UK or EU student and want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK or EU student and want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.