MSc Biomedical Science

Bioscience Clearing shoot 1

Medical Sciences

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Fees and Funding

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Overview

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

MODULES

  • Core Modules
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    Experimental Techniques and Laboratory Practice

    This module will help you develop an in-depth knowledge, understanding and ability to apply key laboratory techniques used within the disciplines of Bioscience science. Core competencies in the planning and implementation of experimental activities, processing and analysis of results as well as the interpretation and critical evaluation of findings will be reinforced and further developed. This module will give you the opportunity to master a wide range of experimental techniques widely used within the Biological Sciences.

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    The Biology of Disease and Clinical Diagnosis

    Within this module you will develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the clinical and diagnostic aspects of human disorders and disease commonly encountered in a clinical setting. Areas including cellular pathology, cytology, haematology, chemical pathology and the underlying legislative and regulatory framework governing clinical pathology laboratories will be explored.

    Patient-based case studies will be used to help you understand the causes of disease, its diagnosis and therapy. You will also gain hands on experience developing laboratory competencies in core techniques commonly utilised within this discipline.

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    Evidence-based Practice and Career Development

    This module aims to provide you with the tools and experience to appraise and critically evaluate the methodological quality of scientific studies and published literature. You will develop your ability to identify the key parts of a scientific study, understand, interpret and critically evaluate experimental designs and results, and assess their relevance to the wider body of knowledge within a discipline.

    As part of this training process you will also build a theoretical and practical knowledge of the application of different statistical analyses, gaining an appreciation of their importance and role in the evaluation of study results. In collaboration with a member of the faculty, you will develop and present your own in-depth critical literature review and project proposal/bid enabling you to further hone a number of key transferable skills which are highly sought after by employers for many different sectors.

    Optional Modules
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    Clinical Biochemistry and Toxicology

    Within this module you will develop a critical understanding of chemical pathology of disease and understanding of how biochemical changes are monitored and used in the assessment of human health and the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

    You will also develop a deep understanding of the biochemical basis and various mechanisms underlying toxicity and its consequences including organ toxicity and carcinogenesis. Pharmacokinetics, clinical toxicology and the importance of drug regulation and toxicity testing will also be explored. You will gain hands on experience in a variety of laboratory techniques relevant for these disciplines.

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    Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Control

    Within this you will extend your knowledge and understanding of the interactions between pathogens and their human hosts. You will also become familiar and conversant in the different strategies used to prevent, diagnose and treat of infectious diseases and challenges faced within modern clinical settings. You will gain hands-on experience in the isolation, cultivation and diagnostic techniques used to identify and characterise infectious organisms in a clinical setting.

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    Health and Disease of Physiological Systems

    This module will provide you with a critical understanding of human physiology, with a theoretical and methodological framework for more advanced study of the function and disease of selected major physiological systems. You will learn practical aspects of determining the health status of an individual and diagnosis of disease states using physiological assessments. Development of your core theoretical knowledge and applied practical competencies will be supported through relevant clinical case studies.

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    Immunology and Immunotherapy

    This module aims to provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the current concepts of basic immunology and how they have been used to develop immunotherapies now being used in the clinic. After learning the basic composition, structure and functions of immune cells and organs you will progress to advanced topics in immune system and molecule function and their application to the improvement of human health.

    You will also gain hands-on experience in a set of immunological laboratory techniques which are broadly used in a variety of clinical settings and scientific disciplines.

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

Stratford Campus

Stratford Campus, Water Lane, Stratford

WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

YOUR FUTURE CAREER