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SHU - Biomedical Sciences Courses

  1. 1. Sheffield Hallam University Biosciences and Healthcare Science
  2. 2. Portfolio of Bioscience Courses <ul><li>Includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Biochemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Biomedical Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Forensic and Analytical Science </li></ul><ul><li>Forensic Biosciences </li></ul><ul><li>Human Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmaceutical Sciences </li></ul>BMed Sci for validation April 2010
  3. 3. Healthcare Sciences Encompass three broad areas: Life Sciences Physiological Sciences Clinical Engineering and Physical Sciences Biomedical Scientists: e.g. haematology, cellular pathology, microbiology, clinical biochemistry Genetics, embryology Respiratory, cardiac physiology, sleep physiology, audiology, perfusion, neurophysiology Clinical engineer, medical physics, clinical medical technologist e.g. radiology, radiotherapist
  4. 4. Biosciences Courses General 100 out of 120 first year credits common to all degrees Skills for Science Molecular and Analytical Science Cells, Molecules and Metabolism Human Physiology and Anatomy Microbiology and Genetics Basic lab skills, scientific writing, information gathering, data handling Core chemical concepts, analytical techniques e.g. chromatography Biological molecules and their role in cellular processes Anatomy and physiological function of major organ systems Introduction to basic concepts in microbiology and genetics
  5. 5. Biosciences Courses General All courses: a substantial laboratory component First year: basic lab skills, data analysis, forensic assignment Second year: longer labs, 2-3 days, subject specific skills e.g. cell culture, enzyme assays, pathological techniques Final year: research project
  6. 6. BSc Biomedical Sciences Specific module in year 1: Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Practice Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science as a preliminary qualification for HPC registration as a Biomedical Scientist <ul><li>Second year: </li></ul><ul><li>Biology of Disease </li></ul><ul><li>Analytical Science </li></ul><ul><li>Proteins and Metabolism </li></ul><ul><li>Molecular Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Immunology </li></ul><ul><li>Microbiology </li></ul><ul><li>Principles of Pharmacology </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul>
  7. 7. BSc Biomedical Sciences Placement between years 2 and 3 is highly recommended <ul><li>Final Year: </li></ul><ul><li>Pathological Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Topics in Clinical Biochemistry and Haematology </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Microbiology </li></ul><ul><li>Research project </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Practice or Professional Studies </li></ul><ul><li>+ 20 credits of elective choice </li></ul>e.g. GSK, Astra Zeneca, NHS, Covance, Parexel NHS, pharmaceutical, analytical industry, research, teaching
  8. 8. BSc Human Biology Specialist first year module: Introduction to Human Biology <ul><li>Second year: </li></ul><ul><li>Proteins and Metabolism </li></ul><ul><li>Molecular Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Principles of Pharmacology </li></ul><ul><li>Immunology </li></ul><ul><li>Case Study in Human Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Control Physiology </li></ul><ul><li>Cell Biology </li></ul>As for Biomedical Sciences
  9. 9. BSc Human Biology Placement option also encouraged Final Year: <ul><li>Research project </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Practice or Professional Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Physiology of Exercise and Health </li></ul><ul><li>Human Genetics </li></ul><ul><li>Neuroscience </li></ul><ul><li>+ electives </li></ul>As Biomedical Sciences Physiology, healthcare, other disciplines such as physiotherapy (may be following further study inc. medicine), research
  10. 10. BSc Biochemistry First year module: Fundamentals of Chemistry Second Year: <ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Proteins and Metabolism </li></ul><ul><li>Molecular Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Analytical Science </li></ul><ul><li>Principles of Pharmacology </li></ul><ul><li>Microbiology </li></ul><ul><li>Cell Biology or Organic Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Immunology or Biological Chemistry </li></ul>As Biomedical Sciences
  11. 11. BSc Biochemistry Final Year: <ul><li>Research project </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Practice or Professional Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Cellular Control Processes </li></ul><ul><li>Molecular Biotechnology </li></ul><ul><li>Structural Biology </li></ul><ul><li>+ electives </li></ul>As Biomedical Sciences Placement option also encouraged Biotechnology, food technology, pharmaceutical, environmental industries
  12. 12. BMed Sci Initially described and specified by DoH relating to proposals set out in this document Scope of this has now changed: role of BMed Sci in this context ?? However, we have developed a course suitable for those interested in a career in Healthcare Science in a variety of settings
  13. 13. BMed Sci First year module: Introduction to Healthcare Science Second Year: <ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Biology of Disease </li></ul><ul><li>Proteins and Metabolism </li></ul><ul><li>Molecular Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Immunology </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare Technology and Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Control Physiology </li></ul>As Biomedical Sciences
  14. 14. BMed Sci Placement option also encouraged Final Year: <ul><li>Pathological Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Research project </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Practice or Professional Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Case Studies in Healthcare Science </li></ul><ul><li>Radiation Biology </li></ul>As Biomedical Sciences
  15. 15. Skills Gained Laboratory Techniques General skills and subject specific techniques e.g. PCR, aseptic technique, analytical instrumentation Communication Written reports and essays, posters, oral presentations Team working: in pairs and small groups Information gathering Searching techniques, evaluation of sources,
  16. 16. Skills Gained Research Methods Planning and carrying out a project, data analysis and presentation Professional Reflective skills, time management, issues specific to different professions, awareness of employment opportunities, CV writing
  17. 17. Entry Requirements 260 points in total from at least 2 A levels - must include at least 80 in Biology 5 GCSEs including English and Maths BTEC National qualifications including at least one GCE/VCE A level or BTEC National qualification where the subject content includes chemistry and biology modules. Access – an Access to HE Diploma with at least 60 credits from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course including biology and chemistry modules, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate A Level Biology is required Chemistry : not required but very useful See prospectus for full list of options
  18. 18. Where Do Our Students Come From? School – A levels Access courses Biosciences extended degree South Yorkshire Midlands South and North England Other parts of UK All ages 18-60 + years Returners to study Change of career
  19. 19. Destinations NHS Pathology Laboratories NHS other careers such as clinical physiology Industry: pharmaceutical, biotechnology, clinical research organisations Teaching Further Study: MSc, PhD, medical school Research: industrial, charitable organisations, academic institutions
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