This course provides detailed knowledge of key concepts in immunology, toxicology, pharmacology and disease biology and how these disciplines are applied in biomedical science.
You’ll gain critical understanding of specialist research areas and unique insights into the challenges currently facing biomedical science. You’ll also acquire an in-depth appreciation of research and development practices in the healthcare industries through guest lectures and site visits to specialised laboratories. These experiences will allow you to explore and critique issues of relevance to professional working practice, enhancing your skills in evidence based decision making.
There is an emphasis on developing your practical laboratory skills with various opportunities for hands-on experience in a range of current techniques and practices. In your final trimester you’ll undertake an independent project within a vibrant biomedical research team, allowing you to apply and further develop your technical, research and professional skills. There may be the opportunity to conduct your research project externally in a relevant organisation or industry.
You’ll also develop key skills including communication, problem solving, team work, project management, and leadership. You’ll learn through interactive lectures, workshops, tutorials and laboratory sessions, and by engaging with guided independent study. A variety of assessment tools are used to enhance and evaluate your learning.
This is a full-time course over one year and is split up into three trimesters. You can choose to start in either January or September There may also be some opportunities to study abroad.
• Advanced immunology • Biology of disease and therapeutics • Molecular pharmacology and toxicology • Research skills • Molecular pathogenesis of microbial Infection • Drug design and chemotherapy • Research project
Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.
You’ll be prepared for employment in the rapidly developing bioscience and healthcare sectors. This may be in hospitals, NHS, local government or health and safety divisions in various roles including research, R&D support management and consultancy.
Opportunities also exist for qualified biomedical scientists in a range of industrial settings from smaller medical biotechnology enterprises to global pharmaceutical companies.
If you currently work in the biomedical sector, this programme will enhance your prospects for career progression. Graduates will also be qualified to continue their studies at PhD level and follow an academic career.