BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science - Edinburgh Napier University

@ Spectrum Institute of Science & Technology - SIST

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3/4 Years

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

Overview of Programme

This degree is designed to give you a broad understanding of the scientific investigation of human health and disease. 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.

Your learning is supported by our research teams who are at the forefront of medical research. Our research encompasses a range of programmes, from the development of novel anti-influenza treatments to understanding the impact of the intrauterine environment in the pre-programming of health in later life. It also includes toxicology - our hazard assessment of nanomaterials on both the environment and man is based upon years of collaborative research examining the impact of particulate air pollution on human health and, more recently, athletic performance.

Career Prospects

This course is designed to help you pursue a career as a professional scientist in the health, veterinary or forensic sector or 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 MSc study.

Course Curriculum

Semester 1

  • Laboratory Technology
  • Presentation Skills
  • Field Visits
  • Report Writing

Semester 2

  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry

Semester 3

  • Molecular Genetics
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Scientific Communication - Dissertation
  • Statistics

Semester 4

  • Immunology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Pathophysiology

Semester 5

  • Applications of Molecular Biology
  • Cellular & Molecular Pathology
  • Cellular & Molecular Immunology

Semester 6

  • Scientific Research Project

Entry Requirement - ENU Degree

  • Foundation Programme in Science (FPS)
  • 3 Simple Passes in GCE A/L

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