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Biomedical Science/Applied Biomedical Science BSc 2017/18 entry

Clearing 2017

Clearing places available on this course

We have limited places available on this course through Clearing. Contact us to discuss your options:

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Reasons to make us your clearing choice

  • No. 12 UK University - The Guardian University Guide 2018
  • Awarded Gold in the Teaching and Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • 1st for overseas student experiences in 2015/16 - HESA 2017
  • UK’s top new university - The Guardian and the Complete University Guides 2018
Course code:

B940

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2017
January 2018

Fees:
Faculty:

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222


Overview

Want to learn more about how the body works? A degree in Biomedical Science can teach you all about disease, treatment, prevention and more.

Biomedical Scientists play a vital role in the diagnosis and prevention of disease and the monitoring of treatment. Biomedical Science degrees are broad based science degrees which aim to integrate a wide range of subjects to promote the understanding of the biology of disease.



Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

The course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Health and Care Professions Council

Applied Biomedical Science is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council.


Institute of Biomedical Science

Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

What our students say...

I chose Coventry University because it is well ranked by students and also won Modern University of the year 3 years in a row. Teaching methods are great, lectures, workshops and lab sessions compliment each other, which gives a better understanding of the subject.

Klaudia Lukasinska, Biomedical Science BSc

Course information

This broad-based science degree integrates a wide range of subjects to promote the understanding of how the human body works and the biology of disease.

You can also develop essential skills and knowledge in laboratory management. We aim to equip you with the appropriate knowledge and advanced laboratory skills to pursue laboratory careers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries or become a Health Care Professional Council (HCPC) registered practitioner.

You will have the opportunity to use diagnostic equipment in haematology and biochemistry, working with instruments you would see in a real clinical laboratory setting. These instruments offer ‘hands on’ experience of techniques such as gene amplification using PCR, gene sequencing, cell culture, flow cytometry, tissue staining, protein detection and bacterial growth.

100%

of our students are satisfied by the quality of the course

NSS, 2016

Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Biochemistry and Microbiology

  • Cell and Molecular Biology

  • Human Physiology in Health and Disease

  • Introduction to Biomedical Analysis

  • Skills for Biomolecular Science

  • Skills for Biomolecular Science 2

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Modules

  • Biomedical Biochemistry

  • Cell Biology and Haematology

  • Contemporary Skills for Biomolecular Sciences 1

  • Contemporary Skills for Biomolecular Sciences 2

  • Infection and Immunity

  • Molecular Genetics

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Optional Enhancement Year/Mandatory for the award of ‘Applied’ Biomedical Science.

Modules

  • Professional Experience Sandwich Year

  • Professional Training

Overview

Modules

  • Clinical Biochemistry (20 credit)

  • Haematology and Immunology (20 credit)

  • Independent project in Biomolecular Science

  • Medical Microbiology

  • Research Design for the Biomolecular Sciences

  • Optional modules

    1 from the following:

    • Cancer Biology 
    • Applied Human Genetics 

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

12th

Coventry University has climbed the rankings again to 12th in the UK Guardian University Guide 2018

In more detail...

  • The opportunity to apply for entry into National Health Service (NHS) and private health careers.
  • Academic staff who have hospital laboratory experience and are active in research and bring this into their teaching.
  • Hands-on experience for a wide range of techniques in modern, well-equipped laboratories which help you to compete in the graduate job market.
  • Guest lecturers who are currently employed as biomedical scientists in hospital laboratories to teach areas such as haematology, virology and clinical biochemistry.
  • A focus on student-centred teaching in which you can take part in mini-projects where you devise and carry out your own laboratory experiments. This will help you to demonstrate to future employers that you can work independently and solve problems.

Support when applying for placements in laboratory settings and in other fields, such as teaching.

The key foundations of biomedical science including:

  • Diagnosis and pathology of disease
  • Molecular biology
  • Genetics
  • Cell biology
  • Microbiology

 

Laboratory work is a substantial component of the course, enabling you to learn a wide range of techniques in modern, well-equipped laboratories and help you to develop the key experimental, data handling and reporting skills required. Considerable focus is placed on graduate-level skills, which are essential when you apply for jobs.

All students are initially admitted to the IBMS accredited Biomedical Science degree. However, students who are successfully selected for a one year placement in a hospital laboratory, between years two and three, can transfer to the HCPC approved Applied Biomedical Science degree.

Teaching methods include: lectures, with associated laboratory practical classes and workshop activities.

An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows:

  • Coursework, tests, essays 45%
  • Formal examinations 25%
  • Practical or project work 20%
  • Group work etc. 5%
  • Presentations, posters etc. 5%

 

A compulsory Add+vantage module must also be completed.

25% assessed by exams

Upon successful completion, you should have gained the appropriate knowledge and advanced laboratory skills to apply for careers in the biomedical science field, including those relating to the diagnosis and management of human disease, and laboratory careers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

In a typical week you will have up to 18 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:

  • Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 6 hours of workshops/online tutorials (or later, individual project supervision) each week. You can also arrange to see staff in their ‘drop in’ sessions for any additional help you may need.
  • Medium-group teaching: 6 hours of practical classes or skills workshops each week.
  • Large-group teaching: 6 hours of lectures each week.

In addition, you will be expected to spend 18 hours each week studying and revising in your own time including some guided study using handouts, online activities, etc.

Our sandwich degree option allows a full year work placement, which can be taken abroad, or you can undertake a study year abroad. The University runs a number of specific schemes to enable such visits. A number of students in our School have been successful in securing places via these schemes for example in Spain, France, Canada and the US.

In addition, students from many different countries are enrolled on the course, giving all students a more varied and fulfilling environment in which to learn.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,101

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16



16,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our students say...

I chose Coventry University because it is well ranked by students and also won Modern University of the year 3 years in a row. Teaching methods are great, lectures, workshops and lab sessions compliment each other, which gives a better understanding of the subject.

Klaudia Lukasinska, Biomedical Science BSc

Clearing places available on this course

During Clearing, the tariff points for this course may change. Clearing tariff points will be published 14th August.

Know your results? See if we could offer you a place

Waiting for results day? Visit our Clearing pages for advice

What our students say...

I chose Coventry University because it is well ranked by students and also won Modern University of the year 3 years in a row. Teaching methods are great, lectures, workshops and lab sessions compliment each other, which gives a better understanding of the subject.

Klaudia Lukasinska, Biomedical Science BSc

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


January 2018

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


January 2018

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£13,015 (per year)


January 2018

£13,015 (per year)


Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

The following are additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip

What our students say...

I chose Coventry University because it is well ranked by students and also won Modern University of the year 3 years in a row. Teaching methods are great, lectures, workshops and lab sessions compliment each other, which gives a better understanding of the subject.

Klaudia Lukasinska, Biomedical Science BSc

Career prospects

Graduates from our course can apply for entry into NHS Health Care Scientist registration training programmes, which can lead to higher qualifications in specialist areas.

It is also possible to use your qualifications to help you further your studies and progress into teaching in schools, colleges or universities.

Successful completion of Applied Biomedical Science course provides eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC. This is a legal requirement for anyone who wishes to practice using a title protected by the HCPC.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences’ own Employability and Placements Unit can help you to find suitable work placements and give you advice on how to get the most out of them.

86%

of our graduates are in work or further study six months after the course

DHLE 2014/15

£17K

Our graduates earn an average salary of £17,000 six months after the course (DHLE 2014/15)

What our students say...

I chose Coventry University because it is well ranked by students and also won Modern University of the year 3 years in a row. Teaching methods are great, lectures, workshops and lab sessions compliment each other, which gives a better understanding of the subject.

Klaudia Lukasinska, Biomedical Science BSc
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.