University of Westminster

Course Introduction

Biomedical science is concerned with the detailed study of the human body, both in health and disease, with emphasis on the diagnosis and understanding of disease states and the mechanisms involved. This course has been designed to prepare students for careers in medical diagnostic, pharmaceutical and research environments. It provides you with a thorough education in the disciplines required to understand and investigate disease, and enables you to develop your career in a variety of pathways in biomedical sciences.

Course Modules

Foundation Year:

' Academic Skills Module

' Biology & Human Biology

' Chemistry I – Inorganic and Physical

' Chemistry II – Bio'organic

' Bioscience in Action

Year 1 (Credit Level 4)

Subjects of study include:

' Application of Biological Sciences

' Biochemistry

' Biological Chemistry

' Botany

' Cell Biology

' Critical Skills for the Biomedical Sciences

' Functional Anatomy

' Fundamentals of Pharmacology

' Human Physiology

' Principles of Nutrition

Year 2 (Credit Level 5)

Subjects of study include:

' Applied Pathobiology

' Bioinformatics

' Human Parasitology

' Medical Genetics and Genomics

' Medical Genetics in Practice

' Medical Physiology

' Metabolic biochemistry

' Molecular & Cellular Therapeutics

' Infection and Immunity

' Research Methods

Year 3 (Credit Level 6)

Subjects of study include:

' Cellular and Molecular Pathology

' Clinical Immunology and Immunohaematology

' Diagnostic Biochemistry and Haematology

' Medical Microbiology in the Genomics Era

Westminster electives

As part of your course you can take elective modules at Level 4 (no electives at Levels 5 and 6). Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time Including Foundation Year
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time Including Foundation Year
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £13,400 Overseas Fees