The BHSc Biomedical Sciences programme is a 4 Year Honours degree which encompasses a wide range of subjects that underpin the scientific investigation of human health and disease. This degree is designed to provide students essential knowledge and understanding of the biology of disease, as well as the role of the medical laboratory in the diagnosis and monitoring of disease states. Students will assimilate knowledge from pure biological sciences to develop an understanding of the more specialised biomedical disciplines. The programme has been designed around problem-based learning (PBL) and small group learning, which are supported by lectures, tutorials, practical classes, self-directed learning (SDL) and expert forums.
In the first year of the course, students will study two core modules: Chemistry of Life and Body Structure & Function. Students will also be trained in basic laboratory skills and report writing. The second year of the course builds upon the basic life sciences subjects studied in the first year, and the second year courses include Biochemistry, Molecular Cell Biology & Genetics, Cellular Pathology, Microbiology, Blood Transfusion & Haematology, and Biomedical Laboratory Instrumentation & Management. Students will undergo a ‘Discovery Year’ in the third year of the program. In the final year of the degree, students will study more specialised modules: Medical Genetics & Applied Bioinformatics, Immunology & Immunopathology, Pharmacology, Clinical Microbiology & Clinical Chemistry. Students are also required to complete a laboratory-based research project or a literature review project in their final year.
- Academic Requirements
- A minimum of 240 A-Level points (A=120, B=100 and C=80) for 3 A-Level passes from relevant subjects including biology, chemistry, mathematics or physics, with minimum grade 'C' (any other subject combination may be assessed on a case by case basis) OR an International Baccalaureate minimum score of 30 points (including a minimum of 5, 5, 5 points in relevant subjects at higher level; accepted subjects will be assessed on a case by case basis)
- Have demonstrated proficiency in the English language to either a credit C6 in English language at GCE O-Level examination OR a grade 'B' in IGCSE English OR an IELTS score of 6.5
- Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI)
- Students must have performed to a good standard in a multiple mini-interview (MMI) covering the pre-requisite biosciences knowledge, attitudes, ethics and other critical skills needed for a programme of biomedical sciences studies.
- Medical Fitness
- Not required