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BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science

Robert Gordon University

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UCAS CODE: B902

Course options

  • Qualification

    BSc - Bachelor of Science

  • Location

    Robert Gordon University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

This Applied Biomedical Science degree from Robert Gordon University will teach you about the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of disease, and provide a unique laboratory training programme to give you hands-on experience in all the major hospital laboratory disciplines. You will be well-prepared for a successful career in this key profession within healthcare.

As a Biomedical Scientist, you could work on the screening of cells and tissues for cancer, diagnosis of diabetes, the testing of blood to ensure that it is suitable for transfusion, or identification of the bacterial and viral organisms responsible for food poisoning. Placements are fully integrated into the course allowing you to gain critical experience in haematology, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, immunology and blood transfusion.

Accreditation

The course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.

Placements

This course has been designed in partnership with Biomedical Scientists within NHS Grampian, NHS Highland, and the Aberdeen and North East of Scotland Blood Transfusion Service. We work with our partners to provide a unique training programme to give you exposure to a variety of areas within biomedical science, and enhance your employability.

The placements are fully integrated into the course and are compulsory and unpaid. In year 2 you will undertake a 7-week placement, and in year 3 you will a 14-week placement. You will be well-prepared for a future career as a registered practitioner with the Health and Care Professions Council and an accredited Biomedical Scientist with the Institute of Biomedical Science.

Job Prospects

The majority of the BSc Applied Biomedical Science graduates of Robert Gordon University secure employment within the NHS Laboratory Service. The course will also equip you with the relevant skills needed to work within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries which include:

  • Technical and marketing departments
  • Forensic science laboratories
  • Teaching
  • Clinical research

Tuition fees

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£ 15,040per year

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Entry requirements

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A level :

GCE A Level: BCC to include Biology plus one from Chemistry, Maths or Physics. Chemistry, English and Maths are required at GCSE grade 6/B or above if not held at A Level.

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University information

Robert Gordon University

  • University League Table

    65th

  • Campus address

    Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB10 7QB, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 100 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86.0 86%

    3rd

    27
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    60th

    4

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