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Biomedical Science

Edinburgh Napier University

Venues

Sighthill Campus

Content

This course provides detailed knowledge of key concepts in immunology, toxicology, pharmacology and disease biology and how these disciplines are applied in biomedical science.

You’ll gain critical understanding of specialist research areas and unique insights into the challenges currently facing biomedical science. You’ll also acquire an in-depth appreciation of research and development practices in the healthcare industries through guest lectures and site visits to specialised laboratories. These experiences will allow you to explore and critique issues of relevance to professional working practice, enhancing your skills in evidence based decision making.

There is an emphasis on developing your practical laboratory skills with various opportunities for hands-on experience in a range of current techniques and practices. In your final trimester you’ll undertake an independent project within a vibrant biomedical research team, allowing you to apply and further develop your technical, research and professional skills. There may be the opportunity to conduct your research project externally in a relevant organisation or industry.

You’ll also develop key skills including communication, problem solving, team work, project management, and leadership.

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 Honours degree or above in biology, biomedical science, molecular biology, immunology, genetics, virology or pharmacy.

Start Date

September, January

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

Up to 4 years

Department

Biosciences

SCQF Level

11

Career Area

Health and Medicine

Career Sectors

Alternative Medicine

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