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Full time | Wrexham | 1 year | SEP-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Biomedical Sciences

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course Overview

Developed in collaboration with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB), this course gives students the opportunity to develop their research skills, explore specialist areas, and complete an independent research project integrating the study of the biology of disease, including modern concepts and applications of biomedical science.

  • Develop the skills which will enable you to practice at Higher Specialist Level.
  • Use state-of-the-art equipment, such as flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy and molecular analysers at the Maelor Academic Unit of Medical & Surgical Sciences (MAUMSS).
  • Develop your existing knowledge and improve your analytical skills, by undertaking laboratory-based investigations employing sophisticated and advanced biomedical methodology.
  • Gain a professionally recognised qualification, being externally accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Key Course Features

  • Biomedical Science is taught by enthusiastic academic and clinical professional staff in modern, spacious laboratories housed at the newly established North Wales Clinical Research Centre (NWCRC), based at Wrexham, and at Wrexham Glyndwr University.
  • Teaching and learning involves a range of methods including lectures, seminars, laboratory practical, group discussions and presentations.
  • Experimental work is an integral part of the programme. The academic and clinical staff are research active, and continually thrive to promote research within areas of biomedical and clinical sciences, where they regularly publish their research findings and discuss their work at national and international conferences.
  • Blended learning is a feature of this course enabling students to travel for the taught element of the course without having to commit to living in Wrexham or the locality full time. Each module takes the form of a learning package consisting of a three day block of face-to-face teaching supported by online learning. This approach is favoured by employers wishing to release their employees to study while still meeting service needs.

Teaching & Assessment

Students will be assessed through a variety of coursework projects, which may include laboratory reports, clinical reviews, poster or oral presentations, case studies, essays or data manipulation exercises.

Teaching and Learning

Wrexham Glyndwr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our Student Support section has more information on the help available.

In terms of particular needs, the University’s Inclusion Services can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference.

Career prospects

Our Careers & Employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.

The programme creates wide-ranging opportunities for employment in fields such as hospital pathology laboratories (NHS and private sector), biomedical and pharmaceutical industries, or public health laboratories.

Modules

Blood Sciences & Transfusion Medicine (20 Credits)
Critically Exploring Professional Practice In The Context Of Health & Society (20 Credits)
Clinical Immunology & Microbiology (20 Credits)
Research Project (60 Credits)
Research Methods (20 Credits)
Analytical & Molecular Techniques In Biomedical Science (20 Credits)
Clinical Medicine: Pathology Of Disease (20 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

7,950

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

12,500

Entry requirements

An initial honours degree of Wrexham Glyndw?r University or another approved degree awarding body. A minimum of 2:2 honours degree, which has a significant content of biological science (e.g. Biomedical Science, Human Biology, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, etc.). Have relevant work experience at a senior level that is deemed to compensate the lack of formal qualifications, and have held a position of management responsibility within the biomedical, clinical or healthcare sectors for a minimum of three years within the previous five years. In a case where there is a lack of clarity or need to gain deeper insight into a candidate’s suitability for the programme of study, an informal interview with the candidate may be held. In addition to the above, candidates must also have practical laboratory experience that would have already been gained from undertaking their undergraduate programme of study inclusive of relevant QAA benchmark standards such as Biomedical Science and Biological Sciences. Prospective students may also apply for the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) against specific modules in accordance with Wrexham Glyndw?r University regulations. Students undertaking a research project (dissertation) that entails working in an area other than their usual place of work must obtain a relevant DBS. Students undertaking a research project (dissertation) who may be working with patients, vulnerable people and children must obtain an enhanced disclosure.

University information

Wrexham Glyndwr University may be one of the UK’s youngest universities, having only gained university status in 2008, but it has bold and ambitious plans for the future. The university’s mission is to inspire and transform people and, through them, drive social, economic, and cultural change and success. This mission is underpinned by their core values, to be: Accessible – the university is dedicated to inclusivity and removing the barriers...more

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