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Human Biology and Infectious Diseases with a Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Salford

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

INTRODUCTION

To prepare you for our Human Biology and Infectious Diseases (HBID) degree, our foundation year provides the basic, but essential understanding of biological principles that underpin the field. It is ideal if you have an interest in human biology and infectious diseases or a desire to enter a related career but do not currently have the necessary scientific background. We aim to give you a solid foundation on which to build highly specialised and advanced expertise by providing the knowledge, practical and analytical skills required to confidently and effectively progress to study HBID at degree level.

Those who study our Royal Society of Biology accredited HBID degree seek to understand how the human body functions normally in health and abnormally in disease.

Underpinned by our cutting-edge research, HBID focuses on the detailed understanding of human anatomy and physiology, pathological processes and the biology, transmission and epidemiology of infectious disease. A major difference between HBID and Biomedical Science is rather than providing clinical context, we place more emphasis on the mechanistic knowledge required to understand how diseases spread then interact with the human body; essential for the development of new ways to treat and eradicate disease.

EMPLOYMENT AND STATS

This degree is ideal for careers in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food & public health industries, health care, scientific innovation & sales, teaching in further and higher education and scientific communication. Many of our graduates have been employed by large organisations such as Cancer Research UK and AstraZeneca, both in the UK and internationally. Others have continued on to postgraduate study, either taught science Masters courses, research degrees or teaching qualifications, We have dedicated support schemes which aim to facilitate progression to research-based careers.

A degree in human biology and infectious diseases also aligns incredibly well to post-graduate entry medicine and dentistry. In recent years, our dedicated graduate entry medical school scheme has helped many of our graduates enter medical school by providing focused mentoring and support from their first year.

Application deadline

15 January

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University of Salford

  • University League Table

    92nd

  • Campus address

    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

The University of Salford is a global institution, with over 3,000 international students from 150 countries studying at its historic campus near Manchester.
Salford is part of Greater Manchester: a friendly, diverse, affordable city region in the UK with many placement, internship and part-time work opportunities.
The University of Salford has awarded many scholarships over the last five years to support high-achieving international students from around the world.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    89th out of 103 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    114 50%

    72nd

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%

    90th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    39th

    16

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