This course is designed to enable you pursue a career as a biomedical scientist in a variety of research, development and leadership roles.
You’ll be supported by an internationally-recognised and highly active biomedicine science group with varied research interests and links with healthcare industries, research institutes and the NHS. During your study, you will develop a detailed knowledge of key concepts in immunology, toxicology, pharmacology and disease biology and learn 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.
Course Type: Academic courses
Learning Type: In Person
Start Months: September, January
Course Duration: Full Time
Full Time Hours: 12 months
Qualifications Required: MSc
Contact details of organiser: Edinburgh Napier University
The entry requirements for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
We look for applicants to have a background in bio-molecular sciences such as biological sciences, biotechnology, molecular biology, immunology, virology, genetics, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, human biology, pharmacology, microbiology, forensic biology in order to be eligible for the programme.
We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience