BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences (University of Greenwich)

This programme is designed to provide students with a detailed study of human health and disease, focusing on the pathogenesis (mechanism) of disease, diagnostic pathway and therapeutic intervention. It provides preparation for careers in medical diagnostic and research environments. The first year of this programme is intended to be a foundation for the more advanced studies in subsequent years. Approximately one quarter of the programme is taken up with practical-based courses that build students’ skills in this area. The second and final years take skills and theoretical development to more advanced levels. In the final year, students also carry out an independent research project that comprises one quarter of final-year study.

Year 1

  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry (30 Credits)
  • Fundamental Biology and Physiology (30 Credits)
  • Basic Chemistry for Life Sciences (15 Credits)
  • Basic Principles of Nutrition (15 Credits)
  • Practical and Professional Skills (15 Credits)

Year 2

  • Bioanalytical Techniques (15 credits)
  • Immunology (15 credits)
  • Metabolism and Disease (15 credits)
  • Pathobiology (15 credits)
  • Physiological Systems and Regulation (15 credits)
  • Pharmacology (15 credits)
  • Research and Professional Skills (15 credits)
  • Professional Practice in Biomedical Science (15 credits)

Year 3

  • Cancer Biology and Therapeutics (15 credits)
  • Cellular and Molecular Pathology (15 credits)
  • Advanced and Clinical Immunology (15 credits)
  • Medical Biochemistry (15 credits)
  • Medical Microbiology (15 credits)
  • Haematology and Blood Transfusion (15 credits)
  • Project (30 credits)

The BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences is a 3-year full-time programme, taught exclusively in the English language. Courses are offered within a two-term period, with two exam periods in May and August.

On completion of the programme the successful graduate will enjoy a wide variety of opportunities in health-care private centres, veterinary service, forensic laboratories, research institutions, and the pharmaceutical industry. In addition, graduates will be able to pursue academic careers with the completion of further degrees.