Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University
In Cambridge

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Cambridge
Duration 3 Years
Start January 2018
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cambridge
  • Duration:
    3 Years
  • Start:
    January 2018

Are you interested in research focused on diseases and cell biology? ARU offers the best combination of theory and practice.

Our Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) accredited course gives you real experience of lab-based research. You’ll learn to diagnose diseases and identify their treatments, preparing you for a career in a range of biomedical fields.

Biomedical science is fascinating. It is all about understanding how the human body works – both healthy and diseased. Our course will teach you the techniques and methodologies used to diagnose and monitor diseases, as well as how to identify treatments.

You will cover key biological concepts starting from the molecular and cellular level, and encompassing human anatomy and physiology. Specialist aspects such as medical genetics and microbiology will be a part of your course; we will discuss how research in these field has impacted upon our lives, and its benefits and risks.

Do not hesitate to ask for more information through Emagister's website and benefit from this amazing training!


Where and when

Starts Location
Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire , England
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Starts Jan-2018
Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire , England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

Although many of our graduates pursue a career as a biomedical scientist, a BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science degree is an appropriate qualification with which to begin a career in a variety of different Bioscience-associated and graduate roles. Examples include scientific or laboratory-based jobs in pure research - both in university and industrial laboratories - pharmaceutical manufacturing, and working for the Medical Research Council or other health-related public bodies and charities. Cambridge has become a world-leading centre for biomedical research and commercial activities of the biotechnology industry. You will benefit from proximity to world-renowned institutions based in the city such as the Sanger Institute and the Wellcome Trust laboratories. Alternatively, you could use the transferable skills you have developed in business or further education. Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. If you would like to continue your studies, we offer a range of full-time and part-time postgraduate courses, including MSc Biomedical Science and MSc Biotechnology, as well as PhDs in Biomedical Science, which will offer you the opportunity to study your favoured specialist area.

· What marks this course apart?

Biomedical science overlaps with other disciplines, so we will explore how professionals from different teams work together. We will also look at the wider social, economic and ethical implications of biomedical science. By spending plenty of time in the lab, you will develop research, analytical and diagnostic skills. Through lectures and reading, you will develop your own ideas, then test them in experiments and critically review the results. We will introduce you to the statistics and software used in bioscience to enable you to analyse and present your data effectively. Your degree will culminate in a final year research project, which you will undertake in a field of your choice. Our facilities include specialist tissue culture and microbiology laboratories, as well as general teaching and research labs. We have an array of equipment such as thermal cycling equipment (for amplifying and quantifying DNA), flow cytometers, an aggregometer (for measuring platelet aggregation), a range of microscopes including a confocal and a scanning electron microscope, and an intelliPATH immunohistochemistry slide-stainer. We maintain strong links to a number of hospitals within the NHS, and related industries within the East of England.


Janay Gibbons
What I would highlight I chose Anglia Ruskin because there is a huge diversity of employment opportunities in the area, from large teaching hospitals to great science parks, so I thought that once I graduated I would have a great chance of securing a career I was interested in.

What could be improved Nothing was bad.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Mark D'Arcy
What I would highlight From biomedical science you can move on to move molecuar biology, molecular genetics... Biomedical Science gives you a grounding in all of these different pathways.

What could be improved I cannot describe this course as negative.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

What you'll learn on the course

Anatomy and Physiology
Molecular Biology
Cell Biology
Biomedical Science
Human Biology
Medical training
Cellular Biology
Human Anatomy
Core Biology
General Microbiology

Course programme

Modules & assessmentYear one, core modules
  • Biomeasurement
  • Core Biology
  • Foundations of Cell Biology
  • General Microbiology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
  • Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Year two, core modules
  • Diagnostic Techniques in Pathology
  • Laboratory Techniques for the Biomedical Sciences
  • Metabolism and its Control
  • Physiology of Organ Systems
  • Preparation for Research
  • Principles of Genetics
  • Principles of Pathology
Year three, core modules
  • Clinical Immunology
  • Current Advances in Biomedical Science
  • Human Pathology
  • Medical Genetics
  • Specialist Topics in Biomedical Science
  • Undergraduate Research Project
Year three, optional modules
  • Biomedical Case Studies
  • Microbial Pathogenicity
  • Molecular Cell Biology

We use a number of ways to track your learning, and to make sure you are developing the knowledge and skills you need. You will undertake practicals in almost all your modules, developing your practical laboratory skills, and your written, verbal, and numerical skills will be assessed from coursework including essays and lab reports, and poster and oral presentations. There will also be tests and exams, to determine your grasp of the fundamental principles and to develop your problem-solving skills.

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