Study a progressive, challenging course which focuses on the latest advances in medical research aimed at preventing ill health and prolonging life. We will provide you with a firm grounding in human physiology and anatomy, biochemistry, genetics, medical microbiology, human diseases, environmental health and global health. This will enable you to understand the basis of human disease, diagnosis and treatment. We will also deepen your awareness of the social, economic and governmental driving forces and policies which are transforming global public health. As the course progresses, we place great emphasis on on relating the knowledge you have gained to scientific research. You will gain first-hand experience of laboratory research in the later stages of the course, conducting and reporting on substantial scientific investigations in a group and individually. You will also undertake an independent research study into a theme of your choice. There is the opportunity to apply – on a competitive basis – to be involved in the scientific research being carried out by our human health team. This will give you an ideal preparation for your future career and help you to stand out in a competitive job market. You can hone your practical know-how in our newly-upgraded learning facilities. They include high-specification laboratories with modern instrumentation and specialist containment facilities for the growth and manipulation of bacteria and viruses as well as the sequencing and characterisation of DNA. We have also opened a student research laboratory which gives you a dedicated space for your independent study project at the end of your degree. All of our Biomedical Health teaching team are active human health researchers as well as experienced teachers, so your studies will be informed by the latest developments and innovative thinking. The diversity of research projects underway is vast – covering issues such as potential new treatments for ovarian cancer and the role of the Human Papilloma Virus in the development of head and neck cancers. As one of our graduates, you’ll be equipped with skills which put you at the forefront of advances in medical health. You’ll be well prepared for careers in medical research, health charities, medical and biotechnology industries and the government health sector. Your knowledge will also be invaluable in areas such as analytical consultancy, biological sales and scientific writing. This course is an excellent foundation if you want to progress to postgraduate degrees in subjects such as medicine and dentistry. Find out more: www.derby.ac.uk/biomedical-health-and-human-biology-courses/biomedical-health-bsc-hons/.