Led by a team of researchers, our biomedical science degree gives you the skills, techniques and hands-on experience you need to succeed in the field of biomedical science. If you’re looking for a fast-paced degree that gives you access to the next generation of scientific equipment and research, then our BSc Biomedical Science is for you.
Using real-life clinical laboratory challenges, you’ll develop your specialist knowledge and learn everything from microscopy and blood typing to DNA analysis, tissue identification and everything in between. You’ll learn from their experiences in science research, biomedical science and medicine – and their current on-campus research into biomarkers, cancer treatment and rapid testing of infectious disease.
*Please note this course is subject to review
Studying biomedical science in London means you’ll get plenty of opportunities to build your professional skills, knowledge and ethical values allowing you to become successful biomedical scientist in NHS and other laboratories. You’ll also have the option to take a placement year as part of your studies (depending on availability in light of Covid 19)
Practical sessions in our modern laboratory facilities, will provide insight into the latest scientific techniques, instruments and equipment. Experience in University laboratories is subject to COVID-19-related lockdown restrictions permitting.As part of a small class, you’ll get support that’s tailored to both your studies and your future career ambitions.
When it comes to support, you’ll be matched with a Personal Tutor to get the backing you need. You’ll also get support from our Student Learning and Graduate Academic Assistants who have personal experience in your subject.
We’re also accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (IBMS), which means you’ll graduate with a professional qualification that will give you a competitive edge for pursuing your scientific career ambitions. Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations that include the Anthony Nolan Trust, NHS Hillingdon, Boots, and NHS Whittington
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This course is fast-paced and hands-on (when permitted) and provides you with the knowledge and skills to enable you to work safely and effectively in a hospital laboratory. You will evaluate evidence underpinning practice and be enabled to develop your knowledge of the aetiology of disease diagnosis and treatment through the study of biomedical science specialist subjects.
As well as gaining an in-depth knowledge on the subject, you will also develop scientific, intellectual and practical skills and abilities to plan and carry out laboratory investigations in biomedical science. You will have the qualities needed for employment in situations requiring professionalism and personal responsibility.
We’ve made sure that the skills and knowledge that you’ll gain on your course will not change during the coronavirus outbreak. If you’re applying to start this course or progressing into year one, two or three this autumn, your module information is below.
Practical experience in University laboratories is dependent upon COVID-19-related lockdown restrictions permitting. Virtual laboratories and demonstrations will also be used.
The module aims to provide the student with an introduction to the classification, structure and function of cells and microbes and examples of disease that result from abnormal structure and/or function. Another key aim is to enable students to acquire laboratory skills required to study cells and microbes.
This module will reinforce and expand on the Year 1 modules. The overall aim is that the student understands and gains experience in the principles, practice, quality assurance and applications of commonly employed methods of molecular biology and genetics used in the investigation of disease.
The aims of this module are to give you a working knowledge of the principles and practice of cellular pathology and to gain experience in the application of commonly used techniques and the delivery of cellular pathology services. The module aims to familiarise students with histological equipment, and on routine and special staining techniques for the demonstration of pathological conditions.
The aim of this module is to give you a working knowledge of the principles and practice of blood sciences. You will gain experience in the application of commonly used techniques.
This module introduces methods that are used to investigate infections. Students will gain knowledge on aseptic techniques and culturing, isolation, and enumeration, of infectious agents in microbiology laboratory. This module also aims to provide the students with understanding of the principles of microbiological test procedures used to diagnose infectious disease and the methods used to control spread of infection.
The module aims to provide the student with knowledge and understanding of disease processes and most common diseases. It also examines the multidisciplinary nature of disease investigation, management and prevention.
The aims of this module are to develop your knowledge and appreciation of the principles of cellular and molecular pathology. Emphasis is placed on the range of pathologies affecting a number of organ systems, the diagnostic strategies and skills used to identify them.
This module will build on the skills you will have acquired when undertaking previous research modules and from the knowledge gained throughout the programme. Further development of analysis, critical thinking and scientific literary style will be promoted in completing a dissertation. Students will be enabled to pursue areas of individual interest in the subject area appropriate to their target award and will have the opportunity of gaining increased theoretical and practical knowledge in a chosen specialist field. Individual research experience will be gained in an area that may provide future employment opportunities. Personal responsibility for own learning through self-directed study and supervised preparation will be fostered. It is an integral part of the degree programme, furthering the development of skills in critical analysis and reflection.
This module aims to provide students with a critical understanding of pathogenicity and emergence of bacterial, fungal, viral, protozoal and helminth infections. In addition, they will become familiar with the principles and practise of laboratory and point-of-care test procedures used to diagnose infectious disease and monitor the effectiveness of the treatments. Students will also gain an insight into the methods used to control infections in healthcare settings and in the community.
More information about this course
See the course specification for more information:
All modules are compulsory.
Biomedical Science BSc graduate
Biomedical Science student
Biomedical Science student
We’ll carefully manage any future changes to courses, or the support and other services available to you, if these are necessary because of things like changes to government health and safety advice, or any changes to the law.
Any decisions will be taken in line with both external advice and the University’s Regulations which include information on this.
Our priority will always be to maintain academic standards and quality so that your learning outcomes are not affected by any adjustments that we may have to make.
At all times we’ll aim to keep you well informed of how we may need to respond to changing circumstances, and about support that we’ll provide to you.
Start: October 2020
Duration: BEng: 3 years full-time; 4 years with sandwich year; 5 years PT, MEng: 4 years full-time; 5 years with sandwich year; 6 years PT
Code: BEng: HC60, MEng: H160
Start: October 2020
Duration: BSc: 3 years full-time, 4 years with sandwich year, 6 years part-time, MSci: 4 years full-time, 5 years with sandwich year, 8 years part-time
Code: BSc: F111, MSci: F11B
Start: October 2020, Entry to Year 3 only