Biomedical science is the term for the investigations carried out on samples of tissue and body fluids to diagnose disease and monitor the treatment of patients.
A biomedical science degree is highly sought after in NHS pathology centres, forensic science laboratories, research institutions and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Successful graduates can benefit from entering a dynamic profession with long-term career prospects in research, specialised laboratory work, education and management.
Our course is professionally accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science, which enables our graduates to gain the necessary skills and qualifications sought by employers.
You’ll study a range of topics including anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, immunology and more. Throughout the course, you’ll be exploring the analytical skills needed in modern biomedical science, along with research and diagnostic techniques.
- This course is professionally accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), ensuring students receive a well-informed, scientific education and develop practical skills and experience which prospective employers value.
- Register as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council after a period of clinical laboratory training (this can be completed as part of your optional placement year).
- You will study a range of topics including anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology and the basic analytical skills of modern biomedical science.
- Gain industry experience during an optional placement year. Our students have worked in a number of NHS pathology centres, as well as in research laboratories at organisations including the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Public Health England.
- Benefit from an international experience through our DMU Global programme, which has seen students conducting Biomedical Science workshops on topics including malaria and sickle cell disease to high school students in Zimbabwe.
- Our graduates have gone on to work in diagnostic laboratories in both the public and private sectors, NHS pathology centres, research institutions and the biotechnology industry, in roles as biomedical scientists, laboratory assistants, associate practitioners, pharmacology technicians, as well as lectures and researchers within Higher Education.