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Biomedical Sciences

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Biomedical Sciences covers the functioning of the human body at molecular, cellular, organ and systems levels in health and disease. Biomedical scientists use knowledge gained by research across a range of related disciplines, including physiology, anatomy, pharmacology, immunology and neuroscience, and apply this knowledge to increase understanding of normal bodily functions and in the analysis of disease mechanisms. The research carried out by biomedical scientists is fundamental for new developments and innovations in disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention. 

Biomedical scientists develop individual scientific, experimental and critical skills that have the potential to facilitate major contributions to improvements in human health and the quality of life for present and future generations.


What is BSc Integrative Biomedical Sciences?

Biomedical Science involves the study of the processes that underlie human health and disease and developments in this discipline drive and guide medical practices.

The first and second years of the BSc in Integrative Biomedical Sciences provide a firm grounding in the knowledge, understanding and skills required in specialist disciplines of immunology, infectious diseases, genetics, biochemistry, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology and reproductive biology.

In Years 3 and 4, the programme focuses on exploring selected disciplines in depth and providing research training in state of the art research laboratories.

Embedding undergraduate teaching within an internationally recognised research environment provides opportunities for students to be taught by world-leading scientists and to engage in work in our research groups.

The Integrative Biomedical degree will be taught entirely in English by staff from Zhejiang University, the University of Edinburgh and the ZJU-UoE Institute. 


Academic Year Plan

Year 1 - Key concepts in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Year 2 - Foundational understanding of Biomedical Sciences and its importance to medicine and health.

Year 3 - Developing biomedical knowledge through experiment.

Year 4 - Research in practice.