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Biomedical Sciences
Undergraduate course
BSc (Hons)

Biomedical Sciences

Overview

Gain an understanding of the subject at a molecular and cellular level and study disease pathology, microbiology and clinical biochemistry. You will acquire an in-depth appreciation of the workings of the human body and learn about the rapid technological advances being made in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Royal Society of Biology Accreditation
Our range of BSc Biomedical Science courses are accredited by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB), so you can be sure you'll graduate with the expert capabilities demanded by employers in biological sciences. When you graduate you'll also receive one year's free RSB membership, offering valuable networking opportunities as you enter the world of work.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008.

Our course will further your employability by providing technical and laboratory skills, critical thinking skills and team working skills. You will be taught in our state-of-the art biomedical science laboratories - this hands-on learning approach will allow you greater interaction with your lecturing staff and a greater understanding of the subject.

You will also have the option to take part in our exchange programme for either part or all of your second year - previous students have studied in America and Australia.

Entry Requirements

112
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
UCAS Tariff Points: 112 points required. (Minimum 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies. A minimum of 40 points at A Level or equivalent must be from a Biological Science. If you are studying Biology to meet this requirement you must also achieve a `Pass' in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated (from 2017)).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points. Must include a minimum of 15 Merits in Biology and 15 Merits in other science subjects.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level. At least one science subject normally required which can include a Biological Science.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
5 subjects at Higher Level at Grade C1 or above of which at least 3 must be at B2. Must include Grade B2 in a Biological Science.
Foundation Course:
Foundation courses must include the equivalent of Biology A level and another science A level.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate: 25 points (including 6 from HL Biology).

IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:112 points required. (Minimum 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies. A minimum of 40 points at A Level or equivalent must be from a Biological Science. If you are studying Biology to meet this requirement you must also achieve a `Pass' in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated (from 2017)).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points. Must include a minimum of 15 Merits in Biology and 15 Merits in other science subjects.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level. At least one science subject normally required which can include a Biological Science.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
5 subjects at Higher Level at Grade C1 or above of which at least 3 must be at B2. Must include Grade B2 in a Biological Science.
Foundation Course:
Foundation courses must include the equivalent of Biology A level and another science A level.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate: 25 points (including 6 from HL Biology).

IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


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Careers

Emma O'Hara

Careers

Emma O'Hara
Clinical Research Co-ordinator Chapel Allerton Hospital

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences

“The tutors made learning really relaxed; they were easy to approach and really happy to explain areas where I wanted to know more.

Modules & learning

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Undertake 4 different case studies to learn the skills needed to study biomedical scienses. This includes measuring the world's health, blood, medical imaging, and pain.

Learn the basis of the chemical processes that underpin biology. You will gain an understanding of the main macromolecules in the body, and how we can break down different foods through key pathways to generate energy.

Study the principles of microbiology regarding the life and function of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, protozoa and fungi.

You'll be introduced to the mechanisms underpinning normal physiological function in the healthy human body, such as the nervous system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system and renal system

Look at the basic concepts of pharmacology, considering the mechanisms by which drugs are able to modify physiological activity to produce both therapeutic and adverse effects.

The cytology section of this module introduces the structure of the eukaryotic cell and relates this to the functions of the cell and its components. You will then focus on the components and regulation of the haematological and immune systems in health and disease.

Focus on the mechanisms of disease at the level of the cell, considering the changes in the cell as it responds to injury, resulting from a variety of causes.

Investigate the many ways in which technology may be applied in biomedical sciences. Discuss current approaches to the manipulation of DNA, DNA analysis and genetic engineering, and appreciate the global impact these approaches have had.

Explore the different means by which infectious diseases are transmitted, including the environmental factors such as air and water, along with considerations of microbial food safety.

Cover some of the key skills required to become a biomedical science researcher including health and safety, COSHH, ethics of using human participants, writing CVs and postgraduate applications.

Develop your understanding of how a research question or hypothesis can be formulated and tested, and compare the appropriateness of different qualitative and quantitative designs with a range of data analysis and interpretation techniques.

Gain an overview of the key aspects of clinical chemistry, including how the measurements are performed and how they can be setup, and measures to ensure reliability of results.

Working in groups acting as the project management team of a biotechnology company, you will devise, develop and present a new biotech product, from the science behind it through to marketing and finance.

Carry out an extended piece of independent work involving data generation and analysis, through laboratory investigations, surveys or literature searches.

Develop your understanding of immunological disease and disorders, transplantation immunology, prophylaxis and immunotherapy.

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Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Facilities

  • Biomedical Sciences Laboratories
    Biomedical Sciences Laboratories

    Housing state-of-the-art IT and AV facilities, our new Biomedical Sciences laboratory provides important, cutting edge facilities for our students including walk-in cold rooms.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Clinical Skills Suite
    Clinical Skills Suite

    The £1 million suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a range of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

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