Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), this course studies human health and disease, giving students the research skills to investigate diseases and develop future diagnostic tools. Teaching is informed by research, ensuring the course is relevant and current. Students put theory into practice using specialist equipment, including an advanced Image Analysis Unit, developing their lab skills and techniques. Learning is supported by hospital visits and lectures from visiting clinical and biomedical scientists. An optional placement year in an accredited NHS training lab allows students to work towards the IBMS Certificate of Competence and the Registration Training Portfolio, other placement opportunities prepare them for work in a range of scientific areas and postgraduate research.