Biomedical Science and Applied Biomedical Science (accredited by IBMS)

Robert Gordon University


There are two BSc (Hons) routes in Biomedical Science; Biomedical Science and Applied Biomedical Science.

Enrolling initially onto the Biomedical Science course, the year 1 foundation year is designed to allow you to establish a framework of basic knowledge and technical skills in biomedical science along with an understanding of the professional requirements required of Biomedical Scientists who work in the healthcare science sector.

Entry to the BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science course is determined by the number of NHS laboratory placements that are available on an annual basis. Therefore there will be a selection process at the end of year 1 for students wishing to enter year 2 of this course.

Year 1:
Biology for Life Sciences; Applied Microbiology; Chemistry for Life Sciences; Practical and Analytical
Skills for Life Sciences; Biomolecular Science; Biomedical Science: Professional Practice 1.

Year 2;
Human Anatomy and Physiology; Fundamental Histology and Cytology; Human Biochemistry; Public Health; Genetics and Molecular Biology; Principles of Pharmacology (Biomedical Science module); Biomedical Science: Professional Practice 2 (Placement) (Applied Biomedical Science module).

Year 3:
Fundamental Blood Sciences; Clinical Immunology; Medical Microbiology; Diagnostic Histology and
Cytology. Biomedical Science: Professional Practice 3 (Placement) (Applied Biomedical Science module).
Toxicology and Environmental Analysis; Applied Pharmacology; Advanced Microbiology; Current Trends in Biomedical Science. (Biomedical Science modules).

Year 4:
Diagnostic Blood Sciences; Research Methods; Omic Technologies; Biology of Disease; Honours
Research Project.

Entry Requirements

2021 entry requirements:
4 Highers at BBBB (BBC or BCCC for widening access entry) including Biology or Human Biology plus one from Maths, Chemistry or Physics. National 5 English, Maths and Chemistry are required at B or above (if not held at Higher).

Start Date





BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences

SCQF Level



Career Sectors


Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics


Science General