Biomedical Engineering is at the forefront of medical research, applying biotechnology and engineering to solve a wide range of medical problems. The overall aim is to create new products and medicines that advance our understanding of biology and improve healthcare.
When you join this course, you will start by learning about cell and molecular biology before focusing on genomic and systems’ data, cell visualisation and protein localisation in cells and tissues.
You will also study methods to create three-dimensional cultures and tissues.
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• Study with tutors who possess wide ranging research experience in each subject area, and with specialists from external academic institutions, industry or government agencies
• Explore those areas of biological science that offer clear commercial applications in future healthcare developments, and learn how technology and engineering can be used to treat human disease
• Develop the ability to synthesise and use information from relevant sources, and independently and critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship
• Gain the practical, hands-on knowledge and expertise that will equip you with the skills necessary for employment within emerging areas of the Biotech and Pharmaceutical industries
• Benefit from a wide choice of laboratory based research projects using state-of-the-art technologies and instruments, working under the supervision of dedicated research-active staff.
• Cell and Molecular Biology
• Computational Biology
• Medical Imaging and Cryobiology
• Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
• Laboratory Based Research Project (Biomedical Engineering)
Assessment is undertaken in all units of the course to check that you have met (or are working towards meeting) the threshold standards expected of all students.
Each unit of study has three summative assessment points and when each is marked you will be provided with feedback that is designed to show you where you are meeting/exceeding the standards and where/how you can/should make further improvement.
In addition to developing your specialist knowledge and understanding, there is emphasis on developing your approach and attitude to working by emphasising and encouraging the professional standards expected by employers. This is supported by a departmental seminar programme, which includes speakers from industry who will give you an insight into what they expect from employees.
The University also has a programme of seminars and workshops designed to help you recognise and boost the attributes expected and appreciated by employers. This is supplemented by trips and visits.
The University also has a programme of internal and external internships that provide excellent opportunities to gain additional work experience.
For information on available funding, please follow the link: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/scholarships/pg
How to apply
For information on how to apply, please follow the link: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/course/applicationform
Applicants should have an Honours degree in a medical, biomedical, pharmaceutical, biological, chemical, nutritional science or a related science subject. Applicants without this formal qualification but who have significant relevant work experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis; an interview with the course leader is required. International applications will be assessed using UKVI and University of Bedfordshire
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