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16300 GBP/year
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Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), which is required for practice within the National Health Service (NHS), this broad-based Biomedical Science - Applied Biomedical Science (Hons) degree from Coventry University integrates a wide range of subjects to promote the understanding of how the human body works and the biology of disease. 

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Overview

Key contributors to modern healthcare, biomedical scientists play a vital role in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease, monitoring treatments and developing advanced diagnostic tools or novel therapeutic strategies.

You will also have the opportunity to develop essential skills and knowledge in laboratory management.

The academic content of both the Biomedical Science and Applied Biomedical Science BSc degrees is the same. All students are initially enrolled onto the IBMS accredited Biomedical Science degree. However if you complete a one year placement* in an approved laboratory between years 2 and 3 you will transfer to Applied Biomedical Science. On the Applied Biomedical Science degree you will have the opportunity to complete all the necessary requirements for registration during your course and will be eligible to apply for HCPC registration as soon as you graduate and hence will be eligible to immediately apply for Biomedical Science posts.

Our state-of-the-art Alison Gingell Building features a suite of analytical and biological laboratories where you can gain hands-on experience in cutting-edge industry techniques.

Career

These courses aim to prepare you for professional practice within the National Health Service (NHS) or private sector as registered Biomedical Scientists and a range of other careers including research. It is also possible to use your qualifications to help you further your studies and progress into teaching in schools, colleges or universities.

We have excellent links with local employers and are actively involved in liaison with laboratory managers, training officers and other universities via the West Midlands Biomedical Science Training and Workforce Planning Group and the West Midlands regional training committee (South).

On successful completion of the Biomedical Science - Applied Biomedical Science (Hons) degree from Coventry University , without a training placement, you can apply for Trainee Biomedical Science posts to enter into NHS Health Care Scientist registration training programmes, for which you will typically undergo one to two years of further training to obtain an IBMS certificate of competence so that you can apply for HCPC registration, a legal requirement for anyone who wishes to practice using a title protected by the HCPC.

Successful completion of the NHS Placement year however allows you to have an Applied Biomedical Science Degree. There is also the route for a sandwich placement where the IBMS Competence portfolio is managed externally by an approved laboratory. These too can lead directly to HCPC registration. In this situation the degree will be named as a BSc Biomedical Science with a Sandwich Placement, not Applied Biomedical Science.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Physiology from Cells to Systems
  • Genotype to Phenotype
  • Structure, Function and Analysis of Biomolecules
  • Academic and Professional Development for Life Sciences
  • Enzymes and Metabolism
  • The Microbial World
  • Drugs, Receptors and Responses

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Level: BBB to include Biology. Excludes General Studies.
  • BTEC: DDM in the BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma in a Biology or Science related subject.
  • IB Diploma: 30-32 points to include a minimum of grade 5 in Biology at Higher Level.
  • GCSE requirement: Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A*-C including English Language, Mathematics and two Sciences.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16300 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Coventry

656 - 1057 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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