Biomedical Sciences
Dr Jinit Masania
the University of Surrey
University of Derby

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About this Subject Spotlight

Join Dr Jinit Masania as he explores the future of health care, with a particular focus on the history of global health care and world health care inequalities. He also discusses what OMICS is and its purpose and explains what personalised medicine is, including the many benefits in providing excellent health care. Jinit finishes by posing a fascinating activity in which you will identify the metabolite caffeine in coffee!

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BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science at University of Derby

This BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science and will fast-track your journey towards registration as a biomedical scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council.

This course focuses on the latest advances in medical research aimed at preventing ill-health and prolonging life. The University of Derby will provide you with a firm grounding in biomedical science, human anatomy and physiology, the chemistry of life, molecular biology and human diseases, helping you to understand the basis of human disease, diagnosis and treatment. As well as exploring human health and the diseases that affect the normal processes in the human body, including their diagnosis, you'll gain the skills and knowledge to understand the operation of human organisms through subjects like clinical chemistry, immunology, microbiology, histology, clinical genetics, pathology and cancer biology.

There's a strong focus on laboratory research and you will gain first-hand experience of this from year one. You will have access to a student research laboratory and regularly get the chance to conduct scientific investigations. In your final year, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate the research skills you have amassed, with an independent study into an area of your choice. You will develop vital scientific skills in Derby's newly-upgraded learning facilities. They include high-specification laboratories with modern instrumentation and specialist containment facilities for the growth and manipulation of bacteria and viruses, as well as the sequencing and characterisation of DNA. You'll use a range of analytical and biomedical equipment such as Scanning Electron Microscope, Gas Chromatography and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR).

All of the University of Derby's Biomedical Science teaching team are active human health researchers as well as experienced teachers, so your studies will be informed by the latest developments and innovative thinking. You'll be placing yourself at the forefront of medical research advances on this course, and advancing your knowledge of human disease, diagnosis and treatment will equip you for roles in the NHS, health charities and the biomedical sector.

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