BSc Biomedical Science (Honours) B990
The Biomedical Science course is aimed at students with a broad interest in human life processes and disease. It involves the study of subjects such as biochemistry, cell biology genetics and physiology which are at the heart of modern medical and health research. These subjects are taught with a particular emphasis on the molecules and mechanisms fundamental to life processes and how these are disrupted by disease. Students also receive a thorough grounding in the techniques and issues associated with modern biomedical research. The degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science and the Health Professions Council and is therefore useful for students wishing to continue in related professions upon graduating. The course is taught jointly with clinical and biomedical staff from local hospitals.
Biomedical research is at the heart of Lancaster University's research and teaching priorities. The Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences in the Faculty of Health and Medicine is ranked joint 1st in the UK for Allied Health Professions and Studies Research. Our research interests include, familial predisposition to breast cancer, UV response and skin cancer, cellular response to DNA damage, leukaemia, joint destruction in arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, food poisoning bacteria, metastatic spread of cancer and the biochemistry of corneal disease. We also have extensive research links with hospitals, at the local and national level. Due to our high level of research funding and activity in this area, our students are exposed to up-to-date facilities and cutting edge research expertise during their laboratory projects. Lectures, practicals and workshops will take place in our brand new teaching facilities containing state-of-the-art teaching laboratories and computer classrooms.
For entry from sixth form, requirements are typically AAB/ABB at A-level with at least two science subjects from Biol/Chem/Geog/Maths/Physics/Psychology/Env.Science/Computing and a minimum of AS level chemistry at grade C or above, or equivalent 2A- plus 2AS-levels. Applicants with other types of qualification should enquire for details.
All candidates should have GCSE English language at grade C or above. For details of alternative English qualifications please follow this link.
Candidates should also have a minimum of grade B in GCSE Mathematics or the equivalent. We will also consider 'Access' course Mathematics components.
We welcome applications from mature candidates.
After receiving your application we will invite you to an Open Day for informal discussions with members of staff and to visit the campus. More information on applying is available here.
One objective of this degree is to open career avenues for those students who have a particular interset in the biochemistry of human diseases/conditions. However, due to the teaching of fundamental biological science subjects such as biochemistry and molecular biology, this degree will also provide an excellent platform for other research based careers in biomedicine, including further postgraduate study for MSc or PhD qualifications. In addition there are many opportunities in industry, in particular the pharmaceutical industry that would be accessible to graduates of this scheme. Traditionally our graduates enter a wide range of careers and the transferable skills acquired during this degree will make the graduate attractive to employers in many other areas such as management, finance and marketing.
Dr Edward Parkin, Head of Admissions, Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ.
Phone:- 01524 593265
We also run a joint honours degree course:Biological Sciences with Biomedicine.