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About the degree

You’ll complete a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Biomedical Science at the University of Westminster, London. The degree will take place over four years as a part-time student attending university one day a week during term time.

The course will cover the following modules:

Level 4

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Learning in Professional Practice
  • Professional Development in Science

Level 5

  • Advanced Learning in Professional Practice
  • Applied Pathobiology
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Medical Genetics and Genomics
  • Metabolic Biochemistry
  • Research Methods

Level 6

  • Cellular and Molecular Pathology
  • Clinical Immunology and Immunohaematology
  • Diagnostic Biochemistry and Haematology
  • Final Year Project in Life Sciences
  • Medical Microbiology in the Genomics Era
  • IBMS Registration Training Portfolio

How will I be taught?

Teaching methods focus on active student learning through lectures, seminars, workshops, problem-based and blended learning, and where appropriate practical application. Learning typically falls into three broad categories:

  • Scheduled hours: examples include lectures, seminars, practical classes, workshops, supervised time in a studio
  • Placement: placement hours normally include placement opportunities, but may also include live projects or virtual activity involving employers
  • Independent study: non-scheduled time in which students are expected to study independently. This may include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks, or revision

How will I be assessed?

Assessments typically fall into these broad categories:

  • Practical: examples include presentations, videos, podcasts, laboratory work, creating artefacts
  • Written exams: end of semester exams
  • Coursework: examples include essays, reports, in-class tests, portfolios, dissertation
  • Portfolio: compilation of evidence demonstrating professional practice
  • Competency: assessment of professional practice leading to independent working