Biomedical Sciences encompasses a broad range of inter-related life sciences disciplines. These concern the structure and function of the human body in health and disease. Biomedical scientists research new and improved ways to diagnose and treat human diseases. These contribute to improvements in human health and wellbeing in general. Throughout the programme there is an emphasis on laboratory teaching, and you will be encouraged to see how the blending of field and laboratory based research is essential to the training of a properly rounded biomedical scientist. Top-rated research staff are involved in planning and teaching our degree programmes, and recent research developments are reflected in our teaching, particularly at the advanced levels. At Dundee the biomedical sciences focus on: - the structure and normal function of the human body - the effects of disease and ways to prevent and treat disease - the study of anatomy in relation to health, disease and human identification - the study of physiology from the molecular level to that of the whole organism - understanding how the brain and nervous system function in health and disease - understanding how drugs work.