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FdSc Biomedical Science

UCAS code: 
J753
Institution code: 
S82
Location: 
East Coast College (Lowestoft)

Duration: 

Two years full-time.

Typical Offer: 

80 UCAS tariff points (or above), CDD (A-Level), MMP (BTEC)

Introduction

The FdSc in Biomedical Science intends to prepare students for the demands of working in a range of scientific environments, such as chemical, biological, or biomedical, and equipping students with the skills and knowledge to be attractive to employers. The course contains a balance of the knowledge requirements, along with the practical skill development through a theoretical delivery model, for students to work in the biological science industry at laboratory associate level/professional (or equivalent). The module content will support students to evidence the requirements to apply for professional registration as a registered science technician (RSciTech). The course will target students wanting to progress into an industry science career and those already employed in a biomedical scientist role wanting further training and development. Biomedical scientists can be employed in a variety of types of technical roles and work to gain knowledge on the main principles of how the human body works and to find new ways to cure or treat disease by developing advanced diagnostic tools or new therapeutic strategies.

Course modules

Personal and Professional Development
Cell Biology
Physiology
Fundamentals of Biochemistry
Introduction to Biomedical Science
Presenting the Analysis of Scientific
Data and Bioinformatics
Laboratory Techniques
Industry Related Project
Scientific Research
Laboratory Techniques 2
Further Chemistry
Immune Responses
Infectious Diseases
Molecular Biology

Career opportunities

Students will study a range of laboratory linked modules and will complete their studies by completing a sector relevant project. The areas of study will provide a strong subject base and practical competence for either seeking related employment, progression within their current employer or going on to further study at level 6 (such as the BSc (Hons) Practical Life Sciences programme).

Fees and finance

2023-24*

  • UK full-time tuition fee: £8,220 p.a
  • UK part-time tuition fee: £1,370 per 20 credits (please contact the Student Centre for further information)
  • International full-time tuition fee:  £13,992 p.a

Further Information

At University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for. 

* 2023-24 tuition fees are subject to change in line with inflation, or a government change in the fee cap.

Entry requirements