Professional Doctorate Biomedical Science, MSc Biomedical Science
This modular programme aims to produce postgraduate students with a sound knowledge of both practical and theoretical aspects of the specialist areas of Biomedical Science: Clinical Chemistry, Medical Microbiology, Cellular Pathology and Hematology. The modules comprising the Postgraduate Certificate programme centre around the biology of disease, and aim to provide the skills and knowledge in all the subject specialisations of Biomedical Science necessary to bring a student with a non accredited degree in a molecular based biological science subject to a suitable level to be able, after the prescribed laboratory training, to achieve State Registration as a Biomedical Scientist. In addition to these modules, students taking the Postgraduate Diploma and MSc programmes study an option module which can be selected from Immunology or Bioinformatics and a module teaching Research Skills, which includes generic techniques of data analysis and presentation, and literature searching, together with a study of statistics. The optional module will be selected to complement the subjects studied on the studentÆs first degree programme. Students who have not studied Immunology at degree level will take that option. Those who have already taken an Immunology programme will have the opportunity to take a different option. Students taking the MSc programme additionally complete a research project.