Course Overview

 

As a Biomedical Science student, you will explore the cutting-edge application of scientific investigation to human health.

In a rapidly evolving and growing field, you will study and research various biomedical topics, from organ systems and disease to molecular biology. Throughout the course, you will explore the analytical skills needed for research and investigation, develop an understanding of biomedical science's role in diagnosing and treating disease, and apply your knowledge and practical skills to various clinical lab settings.

You will study key healthcare topics, such as infectious disease, cancer, and heart disease, building towards the final year, where we focus on clinical laboratory specialists informed by current working professionals. Students also complete independent research projects in areas they are interested in, supported by leading academics in topics ranging from Alzheimer's to the Zika virus!

 

Key features

 

  • The Biomedical Science BSc programme has a large and diversely skilled teaching team. Specialist areas of research expertise include cancer, immunology, genetics, toxicology, microbiology, chemical synthesis and drug design, musculoskeletal biology and medical physics. Staff are very research-active, directly informing many aspects of your UG and PG levels teaching. 
  • You will study various current and cutting-edge topics in Biomedical Science, including anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology and the analytical skills of modern biomedical science.
  • The programme leaders are experienced professionals dedicated to ensuring students receive a high-quality education. They are readily available to answer any questions or concerns students may have regarding the accreditation process or the course content. 
  • DMU Dubai students can now benefit from the Industry Advisory Board, which comprises leading experts and professionals at the enterprise level. The board provides valuable insights and guidance to ensure the curriculum remains relevant and current with industry trends and demands.
  • Benefit from Education 2030, where a simplified 'block learning' timetable means you will study one subject at a time and have more time to engage with your learning, receive faster feedback and enjoy a better study-life balance.
GCE A-Level CCD

A-Level aCBSE/ ICSE/ All Indian Boards

 

  • Successful completion of Standard XII with a 65% average from the best four subjects excluding Hindi or any other local language, e.g. Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi
  • Interview any candidate with 60% or above.
American High School Diploma + SATHigh School Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.0 PLUS 
Advanced Placement, two subjects from group A with grade 3 or above ORSAT2  - 2 subject tests with a minimum score of 500 in each = 1000
BTECUAE TawjihiyyaEntry to IYZ only
Access to HE DiplomaInternational Baccalaureate Diploma24 points
BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma DMM
African WAEC/ NECO/ WASSCE  5 "B" grades (Only for Business Programme)
FBISE grade 12 (Pakistan)85%

Curriculum Russian/

Kazakhstan 

Entry to IYZ only.
English Language TestEntry Requirement
IELTS Academic6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each band)
TOEFL Internet-based72 (17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading)
Pearson PTE Academic51

Additionally, students with the following qualifications may be considered as having met the English language requirements:

English LanguageEntry Requirement
GCSE/ IGCSE/O-Level English 
(as a first or second language)
Grade C or Higher
CBSE/ ISC boards/ NIOS/ All state boardsum grade of 55% in English
International BaccalaureateMinimum grade 5 in English A1 (Standard or Higher Level) in IB OR a minimum of grade 5 in English B (Higher Level)
West African/Nigerian Curriculum WAEC/ WASSCE/ SSSCE  Minimum grade "C6"

Education 2030

We want to ensure you have the best learning experience possible and a supportive and nurturing learning community. That’s why we’re introducing a new block model for delivering the majority of our courses, known as Education 2030. This means a more simplified timetable where you will study one subject at a time instead of several at once. You will have more time to engage with your learning and get to know the teaching team and course mates. You will receive faster feedback through more regular assessment, and have a better study-life balance to enjoy other important aspects of university life.

Read more about Education 2030

Course modules

  • Block 1: Professional & Practical Skills
  • Block 2: Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Block 3: Anatomy & Physiology
  • Block 4: Microbiology
  • Block 1: Genetics & Molecular Pathology
  • Block 2: Emerging Techniques
  • Block 3: Organ Systems Physiology
  • Block 4: Human Health & Immunity
  • Block 1: Genetics & Molecular Pathology
  • Block 2: Emerging Techniques
  • Block 3: Organ Systems Physiology
  • Block 4: Human Health & Immunity
See more detailed module descriptions

Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

Professional Accreditations

At DMU Leicester this programme is accredited by the below-mentioned bodies. Students starting at DMU Dubai and then transferring to DMU Leicester to complete their studies may be eligible to achieve the UK professional accreditations associated with this programme: contact us to find out more.

Accreditations

The Biomedical Science BSc programme is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.

Teaching and assessments

You will benefit from teaching methods including:

Lectures
Tutorials
Seminars
Computer-based learning
Extensive laboratory-based work
Each module will be taught over a 7-week period, allowing you to focus on one topic at a time, before building on the next topic sequentially.

Each topic or module will have a main assessment at the end of the module block. Assessments are based on real-world application of your skills, to try and best prepare you for the world of work, and include portfolios, presentations, case studies, lab reports, research papers, as well as quizzes and exams.

Contact hours in a typical week will depend to some extent on the optional modules you choose to study. 

Academic expertise

The Biomedical Science BSc programme has a large and diversely skilled teaching team, whose expertise spans all areas of biomedical science. Specialist areas of research expertise include cancer, immunology, genetics, toxicology, microbiology, chemical synthesis and drug design, musculoskeletal biology and medical physics. Staff are very research active, which directly informs many aspects of your teaching at UG and PG level.

Graduate careers

Biomedical science graduates can thrive in careers due to their strong foundation in scientific research and their ability to apply their knowledge in various healthcare settings. Diagnostic laboratories, research institutions, and the biotechnology industry, including biomedical scientists, laboratory assistants, and pharmacology technicians, are often in demand with the evolving market trends.

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