Plymouth University International College

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

Plymouth University International College
In Plymouth

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Plymouth
Duration 3 Years
Start October
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Plymouth
  • Duration:
    3 Years
  • Start:

Experience research-informed education by exploring the scientific basis of human health, disease and therapeutics. You'll benefit from a rich and varied learning environment that highlights recent developments and examines how these inform clinical and diagnostic practice. Receive the input of internationally-recognised researchers and NHS staff and open up a range of employment opportunities in both industrial and public research laboratories.
You will stand out with a degree accredited by the Institute for Biomedical Science (IBMS). You’ll develop practical skills, critical thinking and professional competence. You will enjoy our unique open access laboratory and resource centre designed for students studying science and engineering courses. You’ll also have the opportunity to experience more with an optional placement year.

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Starts Location
Portland Villas, Plymouth PL4 6DX, UK, Devon, England
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Starts October
Portland Villas, Plymouth PL4 6DX, UK, Devon, England
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· Requirements

A level Three A levels to include grade A in Biology/Human Biology and grade B in A level Chemistry. GCSE Grade C/4 or above in Maths and English Language. IB 30 points, including 5 at Chemistry and Biology at the Higher Level. If English is not your first language you will have to achieve an IELTS or equivalent qualification at the grades stated below. If you are considering another equivalent qualification, please contact admissions.

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5.0 23/01/2019
What I would highlight: Though our university is not the topmost university but we still stand with excellence in a great city, clubs and great people and ofcourse high quality lecturers.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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4.0 18/02/2018
What I would highlight: It's a brilliant place to study and learn different cultures and things of that nature. They offer great experience.
What could be improved: Nothing
Would you recommend this course?: No
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

Biomedical Science
Critical Thinking
Human Anatomy
Human Physiology
Human Metabolism
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Human Pathology
Biomedical Science
Human Pathology
Biomedical Science
Human Pathology

Course programme

Year 1

In your first year, you'll start building a foundation for future learning. You'll develop key skills in communication, data acquisition and analysis.

Core modules
  • BHCS1001 Biomedical Investigation and Experimentation

  • BHCS100 Human Anatomy and Physiology: Cells to Systems

  • BHCS1003 Human Metabolism

  • BHCS1004PP Introduction to Human Pathology

  • BHCS1005 Human Disease

  • BHCS1006 Infection and Immunity

  • BHCS1011 Study skills and personal development

Year 2

In your second year, you'll focus on developing a deeper understanding of core biomedical disciplines,„ with an emphasis on the scientific understanding of pathological processes and diagnostic practice.„ You'll examine key laboratory techniques and acquire research skills.

Core modules
  • BHCS2001 Biology of Disease

  • BHCS2002 Evidence-Based Practice in Biomedical Science

  • BHCS2003 Genetic Continuity and Diversity

  • BHCS2004 Cell Biology in Health and Disease

  • BHCS2005 Clinical Haematology and Biochemistry

  • BHCS2006 Infection, Immunity and Disease

  • BHCS2027 Placements and Employability

Year 3

You have the option to take up a work placement as part of your degree course. This is usually done as a six or 12 month placement at the end of your second year. Upon successful completion you will gain the Certificate of Industrial or Professional Experience. Alternatively, you may choose to take a work-based learning module, working in a local host organisation, alongside your other studies. These opportunities will enrich your course and career prospects.

Core modules
  • BHCS3030 Biomedical Sciences: Placement

Final year

Your final year will support your critical thinking and enhance your practical competency. A personal research project allows you to study an area of biomedicine in detail. You will have a choice of research-led topics that discuss current developments and the implications for human health and clinical practice.

Core modules
  • BHCS3001 Personal Research Project

  • BHCS3031 Personal Development and Employability

Optional modules
  • BHCS3002 Molecular and Cellular Pathology

  • BHCS3003 Clinical Microbiology

  • BHCS3004 Specialist Biochemistry and Screening

  • BHCS3005 Transplantation and Transfusion Science

  • BHCS3006 Cellular Basis of Immunity

  • BHCS3007 Current Issues in Neurobiology

  • BHCS3008 Current Developments in Biomedical Science

  • BHCS3009 Medical Genetics

Every undergraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the course aims, the course structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.

Additional information

International fee - £13,000