Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), this programme provides a solid foundation for hospital laboratory-based employees to progress through Agenda for Change bandings and can form part of the requisite qualifications for eligibility for Chartered Scientist.
Applicants to the programme must be employed as biomedical scientists in an NHS pathology service laboratory to enable the completion of the work-based learning components.
This is a part-time programme involving periods of day-release study, designed to enhance the career prospects of NHS biomedical scientists. It encompasses the advanced study of pathophysiology, aspects of quality and laboratory management, research methods, research planning and an extensive laboratory-based project relating to a topic agreed in association with your employer.
The syllabus includes an integrated systems approach to the study of disease in pathobiology. Our modules incorporate work-based learning in the form of an IBMS Specialist Training Portfolio in your specific discipline.
In conjunction with the Masters research project, this delivers discipline-specific elements to the programme, which is otherwise a broad, generic biomedical science course.
The MSc qualification links into the NHS career and salary structures and it is the only IBMS accredited, taught, generic postgraduate programme of its kind offered in the city of Glasgow.
The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) is the professional body for those who work within the field of biomedical science.
An IBMS accredited degree programme provides students with a wide ranging, research-informed scientific education, covering the molecular, cellular and systemic basis of disease and the application of scientific principles and techniques to its investigation, diagnosis and treatment.
IBMS accreditation is an internationally recognised quality benchmark, which ensures a biomedical science degree programme is taught to a high standard, relevant to current professional practice and anticipates future developments in the scientific field.
IBMS accreditation ensures that your honours degree course meets the academic requirements for registration as a biomedical scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
The inclusion of aspects of training, quality and laboratory management will equip you with the necessary skills mix to practice in the profession at a leadership level.