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Biomedical Sciences (Genetics) (with Placement Year)

Brunel University London
London, Great Britain
Full-time
€10,940.14/year
1290 Points
Duration
4 Years
Language
English

Program Description

The Human Genome Project is having a huge impact on the field of science and genetics. How will it provide new insights and therapies for the treatment of genetic diseases? If you’re interested in the field of genetics and the treatment of genetic diseases then this specialist course is perfect for you.

At Brunel, we understand that your specialist knowledge should be built on a sound grounding of all the areas of biomedical sciences. This means that your first year will cover areas such as the human body, biochemistry and research skills. As you continue through your degree you will study specialist areas that will teach you how the role of various genetic mutations alter cellular processes and biomechanical pathways in normal metabolism, and also how these pathways may be altered during specific human disease.

And if you change your mind about your specialist area, don’t worry. The flexibility of our course at Brunel means that you can switch to another specialist pathway in the second year or even take the general Biomedical Sciences BSc.

The Royal Society of Biology has awarded its accreditation to all of Brunel’s undergraduate Biomedical Sciences courses. This means you can be confident that your degree will prepare you for the working world – and your prospective employers will know this too. You'll receive a one year’s membership as an Associate Member once you graduate, integrating you into the sector with access to key contacts and up-to-date knowledge.

In your final year you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to our research programmes in cellular and biochemical pathways, the regulation of gene expression, DNA repair and immunological responses to microbial infection. This will give you first-hand experience of real-world laboratory research and prepare you for your future career.

The placement year costs £1,385.

Entry Requirements

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Education
IB Diploma
30
or
High School Diploma (or equivalent)
17.5
English Level
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
C
or
Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
C
or
International Baccalaureate
5.0
or
A levels
B
or
IGCSE
C
or
TOEFL (internet based)
79
or
IELTS
6
or
PTE
59
or
Pearson Test of Academic Engl.
59
Required Documents
Certified Copy of the English Certification
ID Certified Copy
Passport Certified Copy
Personal Statement - Motivation Letter
Portfolio Relevant to the Programme
Interview
Panhellenic Exams Certificate of Access (with grades)
Certified Copy of the High School Diploma (or equivalent)
Student Visa
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Notes:

Information about requirements:

  • Grade 16 as a Pan-Hellianic exams is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

Other accepted qualifications:

  • DDD (BTEC)
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD in Applied Science or Biomedical Science only.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD in any subjects with an A-level at grade B in: Biology, Human Biology, Applied Science, Chemistry or Physics.
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in any subjects with two A-levels at grade B, to include: Biology, Human Biology, Applied Science, Chemistry or Physics.

Other accepted English qualifications:

  • BrunELT (Brunel English Language Test): 60% (min 55% in all areas)
  • Trinity ISE
  • Michigan English Test - Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English
  • Duolingo

Course Content

You'll study a range of areas relating to human health from stem cells and genetic manipulation through to food safety. The content of the programme means that you'll graduate with an understanding of the main subject areas in biosciences and medically related research and with an in-depth specialist knowledge of genetics.

Year 1 includes practical lab skills and research skills, alongside a taster of the various pathway options.

Year 2 introduces the biochemical and molecular processes which are altered in various human diseases. You’ll also develop your employability skills in the 'Career Skills' study block.

The placement year will follow year 2, if opted for.

In year 3 you're given the opportunity to gain a further understanding of your specialist interest.

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Teaching and Learning

You'll be taught by academics who are actively involved in a wide range of world-leading research. The four main areas of biomedical science research at Brunel are; health and disease, treatments and cures, genomic and epigenomic level, and technology and methodology.

Many of our academics have been involved in making major advances and breakthroughs in human diseases and syndromes. This means you’ll be learning the most up-to-date scientific discoveries in a fast-moving field where our academics teach you leading-edge research through practical experience.

The biomedical sciences teaching team have created a unique teaching and assessment strategy which has been recognised in an award from the Higher Education Academy. It will allow you to combine your learning over the course of the year and apply knowledge from different study blocks into one assessment, making your education as close to your future real-world career as possible.

We have produced thousands of scientists now making scientific breakthroughs and improving lives across the globe. As a Brunel graduate, you will be gaining from their reputation and the reputation of the University.

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Curriculum

Year 1

Biochemistry: Structure and Function

Biology of the Cell

Career Planning and Innovation

Critical Thinking 1

The Human Body: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology

Introduction to Data Analysis

Practical Skills in Biomedical Sciences

Year 2

Data Analysis

Developmental Genetics and Stem Cell Biology

Career Planning

Genetics, Genomics and Human Health

Human Pathology and Immunology

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Placement Year

Placement Year

Year 4

Core Modules:
Gene Therapy and Related Technologies
Final Year Project

Optional Modules:
The Biology and Treatment of Cancer
Cellular Pathologies
Endocrine Disorders
Genomic Medicine
Medical Immunology
Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology

Careers

As a graduate in Biomedical Sciences (Genetics) you’ll have the skills to work in research and development in the medical field. You may want to become:

  • a clinical research associate
  • a pharmacologist
  • a geneticist
  • a healthcare scientist
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