Entry Requirements At least a second class honours degree in Biomedical Science or equivalent or; appropriate qualifications in and experience of Biomedical Science (this would normally be within the NHS). For the MSc Biomedical Sciences (online), applicants are expected to be registered practitioners
Biomedical Sciences (online), MSc/PGDip
This programme, delivered online via the university's WebCT system, is intended primarily as a mechanism for achieving continuing professional development within biomedical science and those working in related professions.
It consists of a number of specific courses proposed by professional practitioners, and is focused towards the specific needs of the workplace.
The expectation is that the project course will be carried out within the student's workplace, and will also contribute to the needs of the workplace in addition to contributing to the overall award of the Master's degree. The programme is available only in the part-time mode.
The Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences (online) is intended to address a rising staff development demand from workplaces, in line with various policy decisions at a number of levels in particular that of the Lifelong Learning Framework for the NHS.
The design of the programme has been informed directly from senior members of the profession, from conferences and from students. The programme facilitates engagement of employees in appropriate continuing professional development, the eventual award of credit being an indicator of individual achievement and learning, personal motivation and commitment to their profession.
* Students select four of the following courses, in addition to the project course. Students may also take any or all of these courses as continuing professional development, subject to payment of a fee:
o Analysis of Nucleic Acids
o Blood Transfusion
o Diagnosis of Breast Cancer
o Gene Structure and Function
o Implementing Advanced Quality Management
o Lung Disease
o Management of Healthcare Associated Infection
o Point of Care Testing
o Quality Systems Management
o Renal Disease
o Robotics and Automation
* Other courses may be added, subsequent to identified demand from workplaces
The programme is directed mainly towards those working in NHS laboratories, with the intention of providing opportunities for professional advancement following registration, and for continuing professional development