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Biomedical Science with Management Studies Masters MSc

Biomedical Science with Management Studies Masters MSc

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Full time | Penrhyn Road Campus | 1 year | 09-JAN-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

09-JAN-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Biomedical Sciences Management Studies / Science

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Why choose this course?

This course will provide a broad understanding of disease processes and their diagnosis, linked to in-depth studies of haematology or medical microbiology, together with some detailed exploration of management practices. The programme is designed to link academic knowledge with the practical applications of biomedical science and management, and will prepare you for a career in biomedical science management or small business development. Taught by researchers, expert practising biomedical scientists and business managers, there is the opportunity to undertake a project with internationally-acclaimed research teams. In addition, key features of the course include:

Skills to enhance employability are embedded within the curriculum to maximise job opportunities in a wide variety of biomedical science careers, including hospital and commercial laboratories, research, teaching, management and sales.
Teaching on the course is research-led and research-informed to ensure that all students are aware of the latest developments in biomedical science.
Research projects can be carried out within one of our research groups or as part of an industrial placement.

What you will study

The course is taught by internationally-recognised researchers and practising expert biomedical scientists, ensuring that the programme content reflects current practice.

There are four taught modules, plus an extended three-month research project, involving the design and practice of research with opportunities for securing research placements at top UK industry and healthcare providers.

The taught modules consist of two core modules and one specialist module focusing on biomedical science, with a specialism choice between haematology and medical microbiology. In addition, one core module focuses on business in practice, linking management studies with careers in science. The business module develops competencies in finance, accounting, marketing, organisational management, entrepreneurship and leadership/team skills. As well as subject knowledge, you will develop written, oral, analytical and employability skills appropriate to masters level.

After you graduate

Graduates have gone on to roles in a variety of biomedical science careers, including hospitals and commercial laboratories, research, teaching, management and sales.

Modules

This module will address the key features of commensal and pathogenic micro-organisms and their interaction with host cells. It will introduce the theory and practice of modern diagnostic methods used in clinical microbiology as well as the current strategies used to combat infectious diseases. The normal microbial flora of healthy individuals and its contribution to health and disease are considered together with the study of pathogenic micro-organisms. The module introduces students to the factors that determine microbial pathogenicity and will link these factors to a disease. The module will also demonstrate how research in this area can help in the design of strategies to combat microbial infections. The module also critically evaluates the use of disinfection and sterilisation methods, as well as vaccines and antimicrobials in public health. Complex issues such as resistance to antimicrobial agents are also examined together with microbiological standards for food, potable water and sewage.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

5,291

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

8,470

Entry requirements

2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent in biomedical science; medical microbiology; medical genetics; molecular biology; haematology; or immunology. Other biology and medical science degrees will be considered on an individual basis. All applicants must demonstrate sufficient understanding of mammalian biology and immunology. Prior study of microbiology and haematology is preferred. Applicants with professional experience may be eligible. Please contact the admissions tutor for details.

University information

Located in South-West London, Kingston University offers a high-quality portfolio of taught postgraduate and research degree courses in a buzzing, student-friendly, riverside town. Students at Kingston are equipped with the skills they need to succeed in the modern workplace and are provided with a huge variety of learning opportunities, state-of-the-art resources and facilities and support services. Postgraduate study spans four academic...more