MSc Biomedical Science

Anglia Ruskin University

Program Description

MSc Biomedical Science

Anglia Ruskin University

MSc Biomedical Science

The Masters in Biomedical Sciences is designed for people who are working as biomedical scientists, either as part of the Health Service, or in industry. People take the course for various reasons, but mainly for career advancement and/or continuing professional development (CPD).

By obtaining an Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) accredited MSc qualification you will enhance your career prospects and also gain a qualification suitable for individuals wishing to become Chartered Scientists. It also serves as one of the entry criteria for the Higher Specialist examination.

This course allows you to develop your skills and obtain IBMS accredited qualifications within the workplace. It has a formal Employers Liaison Committee (ELC) with committee links to the IBMS, SHA and NHS employers. Biomedical Science MSc student representatives are entitled to membership of this committee. There are regular ELC meetings throughout the year, culminating in an AGM. An employers' forum is also active via WebCT.

As the programme progresses, and after you have completed the core modules, you will have the opportunity to choose a specialist pathology area, which will allow you to tailor your studies -either to enhance your knowledge and understanding of your current field, or perhaps to open up a path into a new areas such as management.

Additional Course Information

As the course is entirely Internet-based (WebCT), it is a prerequisite that you have access to the Internet. All students must have at least weekly access and should be able to enter chat-room sessions. Module tutors will provide critical feedback to you prior to final submission of your portfolios of evidence at the end of the taught modules.

The aims of this course are:

•To provide ongoing professional training for NHS and private pathology laboratory professionals..
•To enable you to develop and apply skills of analysis, synthesis, evaluation and application in the biomedical field.
•To enable you to develop a range of transferable skills relevant to a wider range of postgraduate employment opportunities.
•To enable you to develop a range of practical skills and experience in the biomedical field.
•To develop your awareness of the social, economic and ethical aspects in the biomedical field.

Courses Details

In the first year of the MSc in Biomedical Science Distance Learning you will study the following core modules:

•An Introduction to Management (15 credits)
•General Pathology (15 credits)
•Moving Towards Mastery (15 credits)
•Research Methods in Biomedical Science (15 credits)

In the second year you choose one of the following specialism clusters which reflects your particular area of work/interest:

•Cellular Pathology
•Clinical Chemistry
•Medical Microbiology

In the third year of study you complete a Dissertation/Final Project on a relevant subject of your choice, previous projects include:

•An investigation of the oxidative basis and immunological aspects of diabetes and atherosclerosis
•Glycation chemistry associated with diabetic pathology
•Use of antibody interactions to develop novel tests for disease states


* Links with industry and professional recognition

Our Biomedical Science Masters by distance learning is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) ? this accreditation will enhance career prospects and support those wishing to achieve Chartered Scientist status.

Study the MSc Biomedical Science online successfully by accessing our virtual learning environment (insert hyperlink to VLE demo) where you will find multimedia course materials and interact with your peers and course tutors. All you need is an internet connection.

* Associated careers

Career paths are varied. Our Distance Learning Biomedical Science Masters degree provides an academically challenging and vocationally relevant science education for those wishing to pursue careers as a biomedical scientist, in the Health Services, pharmaceutical or biotechnologies industries.

This Biomedical Science Masters by distance learning is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) ? this accreditation will enhance career prospects and support those wishing to achieve Chartered Scientist status.

Entry Requirements

Students will hold an undergraduate degree or equivalent, in Biomedical Science, FIBMS or Primary, HNC with bridging course, or HNC plus laboratory experience. Students must be employed in an appropriate laboratory as biomedical scientists. Each applicant is considered on an individual basis. Two references must be suppplied.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated June 15, 2016
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3 - 5 years
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Start date Aug. 2017
United Kingdom Cambridge, England
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