Biomedical Sciences (Human Health) with Placement

Course Introduction

How do human beings stay healthy? What are the factors involved in disease transmission? Studying the human health biological sciences degree looks at answering these questions.

At Brunel, we understand that your specialist knowledge should be built on a sound grounding of all the areas of biomedical sciences. This means that your first year will cover areas such as the human body, biochemistry and research skills. As you continue through your degree you will study the specialist area of human health and learn about the role of infectious organisms in disease and how human activities can lead to disease transmission.

And if you change your mind about your specialist area, don’t worry. The flexibility of our course at Brunel means that you can switch to another specialist pathway in the second year or even take the general Biomedical Sciences BSc.

Our Biomedical Sciences (Human Health) BSc can be studied over three years full-time, or four years full-time with a one-year work placement between years two and three.

The Royal Society of Biology has awarded its accreditation to all of Brunel’s BSc Biomedical Sciences programmes. This means that you can be confident that your degree will prepare you for the working world – and your prospective employers will know this too. You will receive a one year’s membership as an Associate Member once you graduate, integrating you into the sector with access to key contacts and up-to-date knowledge.

In your final year you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to our research programmes in cellular and biochemical pathways, the regulation of gene expression, DNA repair and immunological responses to microbial infection. This will give you first-hand experience of real-world laboratory research and prepare you for your future career.

Course Modules

Year 1

- Biochemistry: Structure and Function

- Biology of the Cell

- Career Planning and Innovation

- Critical Thinking 1

- The Human Body: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology

- Introduction to Data Analysis

- Practical Skills in Biomedical Sciences

Year 2

Compulsory modules

- Career Planning

- Data Analysis

- Genetics, Genomics and Human Health

- Human Pathology and Immunology

- Medical Microbiology

- Molecular and Cellular Biology

Optional modules

- Analytical Biochemistry

- Developmental Genetics and Stem Cell Biology

- Metabolic Regulation

Year 3

- Placement year

Year 4

Compulsory modules

- Microbial Pathogenesis

- Final Year Project

Optional modules

- The Biology and Treatment of Cancer

- Cellular Pathologies

- Endocrine Disorders

- Genomic Medicine

- Medical Immunology

- Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology

Start Date

09/2021

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £19,280 Overseas Fees

Qualifications Required

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.0 -- with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
  • Institution's Own Test: 60% in Brunel English Language Test -- with no less than 55% in each subsection
  • TOEFL (iBT): 79.0 -- with a minimum of:
  • Reading - 18
  • Listening - 17
  • Speaking - 20
  • Writing - 17
  • PTE Academic: 51.0 -- with a minimum of 51 in all subscores