United Kingdom

Manchester Metropolitan University

151-200 th
Young University Rankings 2017
601–800 th
World University Rankings 2018
All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, M15 6BH, United Kingdom

Manchester Metropolitan University

Healthcare Science (Life Science)

This course is undergoing a review over the next year which may mean a change to the course title and units of study. On completion of this programme, you will gain the professional qualification required for registration as a biomedical scientist. The programme builds on the core values of the NHS Constitution and fully prepares students for the challenges of healthcare science practice. We offer specialist routes in blood sciences, cellular sciences, genetic sciences and infection sciences. You will study an academic core of biological sciences and specialist learning specific to the route you choose. You will specialise in life sciences (biomedical science) and team up with other health professionals in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Knowledge, clinical training and skills required for professional practice are attained across all three years. You will complete a total of 50 weeks on assessed, work-based clinical placements during your degree. All applicants are required to pass a medical examination and receive vaccination required for working in medical fields. A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service certificate is required for all students, completed through the University early in the course. As part of the selection process, shortlisted candidates must attend an interview in person. This degree is not available to overseas applicants. This course is accredited by Health Education England and the Institute of Biomedical Science and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Features and benefits of the course: - On completion of this degree course you will gain the professional qualification required for registration as a biomedical scientist working in the NHS or private sector. - You will benefit from guidance from approachable and supportive academic staff and professional expertise from experienced clinical staff. - This degree has been developed according to the latest guidance from the Department of Health and all routes are accredited by Health Education England and the Institute of Biomedical Science and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. - You will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities including specialist equipment for research in genetics, cell biology, nutrition, orthopaedics, gerontology, exercise science and the advanced, practical study of physiology. We also have a new clinical skills laboratory and a ground-breaking point of care testing suite. - Our £3m building for Biomedicine houses one of the few magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to be found outside a hospital setting. - Our research in allied health professions was placed 12th in the UK for power according to the Times Higher 2014. - £565,000 was awarded from the Medical Research Council to investigate muscle weakness in older age.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Manchester