Accredited by: HCPC IBMS RSB

Biomedical scientists carry out laboratory tests on specimens sent for analysis by GPs and other healthcare professionals.

Biomedical Science is vital for the clinical diagnosis of disease and accurate treatment of patients and the operation of the NHS and other health-related industries.

We offer the only Biomedical Science programme with placement in Glasgow that is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

You will gain the knowledge and skills needed to become a biomedical scientist, including cellular pathology, clinical biochemistry, hematology, and clinical microbiology. A key strength of the programme is a work-based placement in a Scottish hospital.

What you will study

Year 1

Chemistry, Cells, and Biomolecules, Physiology 1 & 2, Core Skills in Biosciences 1.

Year 2

Introduction to Microbiology, Mechanisms of Cellular Regulation, Core Skills in Biosciences 2, Clinical Biochemistry, Immunology, Haematology, Biomedical Science Clinical Skills.

Year 3

Applied Biomedical Science: Molecular Diagnostics, Clinical Microbiology, Systematic and Cellular Pathology, Practice Placement. Biomedical Science: Molecular Diagnostics, Clinical Microbiology, Systematic and Cellular Pathology, Cellular Signalling and Trafficking, Microbial Genomes or Pharmacology of Chemical Mediators, Novel Therapies and Cell Technologies, Experimental Design and Analysis, Option: Biosciences Workplace Experience.

Year 4

Biology of Disease, Bacterial Pathogenicity or (Re)emerging Infections, Advanced Blood Science, Pathophysiology and Therapeutics, Project and Workshop (double module).

Entry requirements

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Year 1

SQA Higher

ABBB including Chemistry plus Nat 5 Maths, English and Biology at B

A Level

BCC including Chemistry plus GCSE Double Science, English and Maths at B/6

ILC Higher

H2 H2 H3 H3 including Chemistry at Higher plus Ordinary level English, Maths, and Biology at 02

IB Diploma

24 points must include Chemistry and Biology

Level 3 Extended Diploma

in relevant subject including Chemistry and Biology, at DMM

HNC

HNC in a relevant subject with B in the Graded Units and sufficient coverage of chemistry.

SWAP Access

SWAP Access to Science programme.

Year 2

A Level

ABB in Chemistry, Biology, and Maths, plus GCSE English at B. 15 credit HNC in relevant subject (must include Genetics unit) with A in the Graded Unit

Year 3

HND

HND in relevant subject with AB in the Graded Units

Level 3 Extended Diploma

in relevant subject including Chemistry and Biology, at DMM

HNC

HNC in a relevant subject with B in the Graded Units and sufficient coverage of chemistry.

SWAP Access

SWAP Access to Science programme.

English language

Applicants whose first language is not English will normally be required to hold IELTS of overall 7.0 with 6.5 in each element or equivalent.

Additional information

Other academic and vocational qualifications

Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognized professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

International pathways

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the English for University Study programme.

Fees and funding

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Tuition fees 2018/19

  • Home: £1820
  • RUK: £9250*
  • EU: £1820
  • International: £11,500

*Total tuition fees for RUK students completing a three or four-year degree are capped at £27,750. Specific fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.

If you commence your studies in September 2018 or January 2019, these are the annual or module fees that apply to the duration of your course; however, fees are subject to change. For full details on how fees may change read our fees and refund policy.

Additional costs

In addition to course tuition fees, you may encounter additional costs during your time at University.

Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

If you have any questions or inquiries regarding scholarships available for 2018/19, please feel free to contact the student inquiries team.

International student start dates

For new international students, orientation events start on 14 September 2018. This extra time is specifically designed to assist new international students in settling into the UK and GCU prior to the start of general student induction and teaching.

There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus and city tours, as well as welcome events where you can meet other international students.

Assessment methods

We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills.

Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.

Teaching methods

The learning and teaching methods we use to ensure that our programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centered, practical, participative and relevant to the needs of employers.

We've moved away from the traditional teacher-centric learning to a more independent learning approach, where you are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills.

Program taught in:
  • English

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