Applied Biomedical Science

Anglia Ruskin University
In Cambridge (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cambridge (England)
  • Duration:
    3 Years

Allow you to develop basic skills, laboratory experience and specific knowledge of human pathology and disease diagnosis and monitoring.

Important information

Requirements: Required subject(s): GCE A-level Biology Preferred subject(s): GCE A-level Science A levels or equivalent GCSE(s) Required: 5 GCSEs including English grade C and Maths grade C GCSE(s) Preferred: GCSE Biology, Chemistry or double science We welcome applications from International and EU students. There are country-specific entry requirements.


Where and when

Starts Location
01 October 2016
Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire , England
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What you'll learn on the course

Biomedical Science

Course programme

Course overview

Biomedical Science is a popular and fascinating field of study concerned with a detailed understanding of the human body in health and disease. Central to Biomedical Science, as a profession, are the techniques and methodologies used in the diagnosis of disease, its monitoring and identification of treatment procedures. Our degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and approved by the Health Professions Council (HPC).

Module guide

Year one core modules

  • Biomeasurement
  • Core Biology
  • Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Foundations of Cell Biology
  • General Microbiology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Year two core modules

  • Preparation for Research
  • Metabolism and its Control
  • Diagnostic Techniques in Pathology
  • Principles of Genetics
  • Principles of Pathology
  • Physiology of Organ Systems
  • Professional Biomedical Studies

Year three core modules

  • Undergraduate Research Project
  • Medical Genetics
  • Clinical Immunology
  • Human Pathology
  • Specialist Topics in Biomedical Science
  • Current Advances in Biomedical Science
  • Biomedical Case Studies


A wide range of modern, dynamic learning and teaching methods are employed. The methods used have been designed to meet the specific learning outcomes of the course. Assessment includes coursework and formal examinations.

Additional information

Comments: Work placements: There is a one-year paid placement in an NHS pathology laboratory. This provides you with the opportunity to complete your IBMS Registration Portfolio, whilst studying for your degree.
Career opportunities: Biomedical Science graduates enjoy almost 100% employment should they choose to work in a hospital pathology laboratory. Other options include; forensic science laboratories, Blood Transfusion Service, Medical Research Council, university laboratories, pharmaceutical manufacturers, plus a wide variety of science-informed graduate careers. Significant numbers of graduates opt to further their studies at Mphil and PhD level.