BSc. (Hons) Biomedical Science

Overview


Biomedical science, well established as a scientific discipline, is a rapidly-advancing medical subject, constantly striving towards improving human health and creating need for highly skilled scientists.

This degree is designed to give you a broad understanding of the scientific investigation of human health and diseases. It covers the key aspects and principles of biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, physiology and toxicology and their application to the causes and management of disease.

More specific knowledge of disease processes comes from the study of laboratory specialities, such as cellular pathology, clinical biochemistry, genetics and medical microbiology. This enables a biomedical scientist to understand the science of the causes, consequences, diagnosis and treatment of disease.


Awarding Body and Credit Rating


This Degree is awarded by the Edinburgh Napier University – ENU (Learn more www.napier.ac.uk/courses/bsc-hons-microbiology-and-biotechnology-undergraduate-fulltime ) and credit rated at the Level 10 of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).


This frame work established to ensure that the quality and integrity of the SCQF is maintained at all times and that the benefits of using the Framework are fully promoted to all stakeholders across Scotland and beyond. (learn more - scqf.org.uk )



Duration

4 years Full-Time (option available for a 3-year Full-Time programme)

Intakes

September & January

Availability

BSc. (Hons) Biomedical Science - Four Year
BSc. Biomedical Science -Three Year


Course Curriculum

 

Year 1



160 Credits

Semester 1

Introduction to Microbiology

Level 7

20 Credits

Biomolecules 

& Cell Biology

Level 7

20 Credits

Computer Applications & Statistics

Level 7

20 Credits

Introduction to Biochemistry

Level 7

20 Credits

Semester 2

Biochemical Techniques

Level 7

20 Credits

Research Methods & Bioinformatics

Level 7

20 Credits

General Microbiology

Level 8

20 Credits

Enzymology, Cellular Metabolism & Genetics

Level 8

20 Credits

 

Year 2


80 Credits

Semester 1

Man and Microbes

Level 8

20 Credits

Scientific Inquiry

Level 8

20 Credits

Semester 2

Microbiology 

Level 8

20 Credits

Biochemistry

Level 8

20 Credits

 

Year 3


120 Credits 

Semester 1

Molecular Genetics

Level 9

20 Credits

Medical Microbiology

Level 9

20 Credits

Scientific Communication - Dissertation & Statistics

Level 9

20 Credits

Semester 2

Immunology

Level 9

20 Credits

Clinical Biochemistry

Level 9

20 Credits

Pharmacology and Pathophysiology

Level 9

20 Credits

 

Year 4


120 Credits

Semester 1

Applications of Molecular Biology

Level 10

20 Credits

Cellular & Molecular Pathology

Level 10

20 Credits

Cellular & Molecular Immunology

Level 10

20 Credits

 

Semester 2

Scientific Research Project

Level 10

60 Credits


Enrty Requirements






Career Prospects


This programme enables you to pursue a career as a professional scientist in the health, veterinary or forensic sector to take a leading role in research and development in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The emphasis on research in this course also equips you with the knowledge and skills required to continue on to postgraduate study.


WHY STUDENTS SHOULD PURSUE A BSC, HONS DEGREE at ENU?


Unique experience on conducting and handling research independently and it is the most preferred entry level qualification by employers in the present competitive field of science and technology. It also gives you the opportunity to get direct entry into postgraduate programmes.