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Coventry University: Biomedical Science (Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology pathway)

Institution Coventry University View institution profile
Department School of Life Sciences
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This master’s course aims to provides an in-depth understanding of disease processes, from the molecular to the body/systems level, alongside the practical applications of biomedical science and recent scientific developments in diagnostic laboratory pathology.

The programme is composed of a combination of modules which upon successful completion build to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) Biomedical Science, Master’s (MSc) Biomedical Science, or as an extended MSc Biomedical Science with Professional Experience. You can choose one of three specialist pathways all of which aim to advance your knowledge and link to the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) specialist training portfolio: Clinical Haematology and Blood Transfusion; Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology; and Infection Science. Part-time study is available for all programmes except the extended course with Professional Experience.

This Biomedical Science course includes the opportunity to gain extensive hands on experience in the laboratory, including use of diagnostic instruments encountered in a clinical setting and contemporary techniques in molecular biology. You should appraise current developments in genomics and regenerative medicine and their application to biomedical science, and explore the professional requirements for laboratory management including quality assurance, laboratory accreditation and regulation.

An additional exciting and innovative feature of this course is the inclusion of a module focussed on Entrepreneurship and Strategic Leadership. This module should enable you to understand and apply business management principles in problem-based scenarios. This should give you added skills and promotes innovative thinking which can be applied in many sectors of life, including biomedical science laboratories. This Entrepreneurship and Strategic Leadership module is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)** and students who successfully complete the module and meet CMI evidence requirements will gain a Level 7 certificate in Strategic Leadership and Management.

MSc Biomedical Science students undertake a research-based project involving planning, realisation, analysis and reporting of an independent research investigation. Within the School of Life Sciences, a range of project opportunities are available, linked to staff research, including specialist areas of biomedical science such as sickle cell anaemia, cancer genetics and parasitology. Previous students have chosen topics such as investigation of natural products to improve antioxidant levels in sickle cells and the anticancer properties of natural products on a leukaemia cell line. Projects may also be carried out in the workplace if you are working alongside your studies.

The MSc Biomedical Science with Professional Experience aims to produce master’s graduates who are not only knowledgeable about their chosen field of study but also have the skills and competencies, backed by real world experience, to apply these to the workplace. Thus, it aims to provide an innovative course structure for you to evidence your preparedness for future career options. The Professional Experience aspect involves two semesters (semesters 3 and 4 of the course) in a professional environment, which may be either on campus or with external providers, followed by a final semester in which a research investigation, carried out as part of the Professional Experience, is reported in a formal thesis. A variety of different Professional Experience opportunities are offered, allowing you to develop particular skills and competencies and extend your particular interests.

*External provider and professional experience opportunities are subject to competitive application and availability.

Master of Science - MSc (PG)

Coventry University

Coventry University is a dynamic, global and transformative higher education provider, with a proud tradition of innovative teaching and learning. Our two main campuses are in Coventry city centre and the City of London, or you can study 100% online or part online and part on campus.

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