This course will provide a broad understanding of disease processes and their diagnosis, linked to in-depth studies of haematology or medical microbiology, together with some detailed exploration of management practices. The programme is designed to link academic knowledge with the practical applications of biomedical science and management, and will prepare you for a career in biomedical science management or small business development. Taught by researchers and expert practising biomedical scientists and business managers, there is the opportunity to partake in internationally acclaimed research.
-Assessment for learning has been carefully designed with opportunities for feedback and 'feedforward'. -The course contains research-led and research-informed teaching, with increased opportunities for postgraduate research and 'capstone' projects. -A robust, academically-led personal tutor system helps to personalise your experience and track your academic development. -Employability is embedded within the curriculum to maximise job potential at the end of the course.
What will you study?
The programme comprises four taught modules, plus an extended three-month research project, involving the design and practice of research with some opportunities for securing research placements at top UK industry and healthcare providers.
Two core and one specialist module focus on biomedical science, with a specialism choice between haematology and medical microbiology. One core module focuses on business in practice, linking management studies with careers in science. Management includes finance, accounting, marketing, organisational management, entrepreneurship and leadership/team skills. In addition to subject knowledge, you will develop written, oral, analytical and employability skills to masters level.
Essays, practical reports, critical analysis, poster presentations, written exam, research project.
Work placement scheme
Kingston University has set up a scheme that allows postgraduate students in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing to include a work placement element in their course starting from September 2017. The placement scheme is available for both international and home/EU students. -The work placement, up to 12 months; is optional. -The work placement takes place after postgraduate students have successfully completed the taught portion of their degree. -The responsibility for finding the placement is with the student. We cannot guarantee the placement, just the opportunity to undertake it. -As the work placement is an assessed part of the course for international students, this is covered by a student's tier 4 visa.
Details on how to apply will be confirmed shortly.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
Modules -Research Techniques and Scientific Communication -Immunology and the Biology of Disease -Research Project -One specialist module -Business in Practice