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Applied Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)
Applied Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

Applied Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

  • ID:RGU440220
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£15,040.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£624.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£15,040.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£624.00
Estimated Total/program:
£110,656.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • These requirements relate to the first year of the BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (B902). Entry to the BSc Applied Biomedical Science course is by selection at the end of stage one of  BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences. 

  • SQA Higher: BBBB to include Biology/Human Biology plus one from Chemistry, Maths or Physics. Chemistry, English and Maths are required at National 5 grade B or above if not held at Higher.

  • GCE A Level: BCC to include Biology plus one from Chemistry, Maths or Physics. Chemistry, English and Maths are required at GCSE grade 6/B or above if not held at A Level.

  • Irish Leaving Certificate Higher: H2H2H3H3 to include Biology plus one from Chemistry, Maths or Physics. Chemistry, English and Maths are required at grade O2 or above if not held at Higher.

  • IB Diploma: 28 to include Higher Level Biology plus one from Chemistry, Maths or Physics at grade 5. Standard Level English and Maths are required at grade 4 if not held at Higher Level.

English requirements

  • For applicants who transfer via the selection process to the BSc Applied Biomedical Science and whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 7.0 overall, with no component lower than 6.5, or an equivalent. These are the requirements of the HCPC and supersede the standard University English Language requirements. The RGU English Language Test is also accepted.

Course Information

This Applied Biomedical Science degree from Robert Gordon University will teach you about the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of disease, and provide a unique laboratory training programme to give you hands-on experience in all the major hospital laboratory disciplines. You will be well-prepared for a successful career in this key profession within healthcare.

As a Biomedical Scientist, you could work on the screening of cells and tissues for cancer, diagnosis of diabetes, the testing of blood to ensure that it is suitable for transfusion, or identification of the bacterial and viral organisms responsible for food poisoning. Placements are fully integrated into the course allowing you to gain critical experience in haematology, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, immunology and blood transfusion.

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Stage 1, Semester 1,

  •   AS1010,   Applied Microbiology, ,

  •   AS1598,   Biomedical Science: Personal Skills Development, ,

  •   AS1801,   Chemistry For Life Sciences, ,

  •   AS1901,   Biology for Life Sciences, ,

Stage 1, Semester 2, ,

  •   AS1026,   Biomolecular Science, , ,

  •   AS1599,   Biomedical Science: Professional Practice 1, , ,

  •   AS1802,   Analytical Techniques for Life Sciences, , ,

  •   AS1903,   Practical Skills for Life Sciences, , ,

Stage 2, Semester 1

  •   AS2501,   Fundamental Histology and Cytology

  •   AS2901,   Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

  •   AS2910,   Principles Of Pharmacology

  •   AS2999,   Biomedical Science: Professional Practice 2

  •   AS3033,   Public Health

Stage 2, Semester 2,

  •   AS2502,   Human Biochemistry,

  •   AS2902,   Human Anatomy and Physiology 2,

  •   AS2903,   Genetics and Molecular Biology,

Stage 3, Semester 1

  •   AS3016,   Medical Microbiology

  •   AS3501,   Fundamental Blood Sciences

  •   AS3504,   Diagnostic Histology and Cytology

  •   AS3901,   Clinical Immunology

Stage 3, Semester 2,

  •   AS3054,   Toxicology and Environmental Analysis,

  •   AS3433,   Advanced Microbiology,

  •   AS3506,   Current Trends in Biomedical Science,

  •   AS3904,   Applied Pharmacology,

  •   AS3999,   Biomedical Science: Professional Practice 3,

Stage 4, Semester 1

  •   AS4501,   Diagnostic Blood Sciences

  •   AS4920,   Omic Technologies

  •   AS4998,   Research Methods

Stage 4, Semester 2,

  •   AS4599,   Biomedical Science: Honours Research Project,

  •   AS4902,   Biology Of Disease,

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The majority of the BSc Applied Biomedical Science graduates of Robert Gordon University secure employment within the NHS Laboratory Service. The course will also equip you with the relevant skills needed to work within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries which include: 

  • Technical and marketing departments

  • Forensic science laboratories

  • Teaching

  • Clinical research

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 624GBP/ per year

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