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Department of Biology & Biochemistry Programme Catalogue 2021/2


UXXX-AKB11: BSc(Hons) Biomedical Sciences with Professional Placement

Leading to the award of BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Mode of attendance: Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement

Normal programme duration: 4 years

[Page last updated: 20 April 2021]

Possible DAPs for this programme:

Please see your programme handbook for circumstances where transfer to DAP may be permitted/required.

 

Possible exit awards for this programme:



Year 1

NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP is not possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 11 [pdf]; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 12 [pdf].
  • Part 1 Stage 1 of this programme contributes 0% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 1 Stage 1

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB10213 Practical research and academic skills 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
BB10263 Biochemistry 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
BB10264 Cell biology 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
HL10182 Human physiology 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]


Semester 1: Part 1 Stage 1

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
HL10034 Functional anatomy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]


Semester 2: Part 1 Stage 1

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB10214 Human molecular genetics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2021/22 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2022/23 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 2

Students must select optional units totalling 24 credits from the options available in Year 2 of this programme.

NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP is not possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 11 [pdf]; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 12 [pdf].
  • Part 2 Stage 2 of this programme contributes 32% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 2 Stage 2

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
HL20185 Exercise physiology 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]


Semester 1: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB20023 Cancer biology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB20024 The dynamic cell 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB20258 Pathology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 2 units from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB20020 Protein structure 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB20219 Genomics 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB20221 Human physiology in health and disease 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
PA20023 Pharmacology of the central nervous system 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]


Semester 2: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB20027 Infection and immunity II: immunology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB20222 Molecular medicine 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB20224 Medical microbiology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 2 units from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB20018 Enzymology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB20028 Molecular and cellular neuroscience 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB20160 The dynamic cell 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB20220 Genomics 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
PA20016 Cardiovascular, renal and peripheral nervous system pharmacology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2021/22 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2022/23 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 3

NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP may be possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 11 [pdf]; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 12 [pdf].
  • Part 2 Stage 3 of this programme contributes 0% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 2 Stage 3

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB20075 Professional training placement 60 credits       [equivalent to 120 CATS credits]


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2021/22 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2022/23 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 4

  • Students in this programme year must select either BB30227 or BB30042 in either Semester 1 or Semester 2, or year-long unit HL30502.
  • Students must select units totalling 60 credits.
  • A maximum of 36 Credits may be taken in any semester.
  • Students may select no more than 12 credits from Group B across both semesters.

NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP is not possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 27 (Section B) [pdf]; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 28 (Section B) [pdf].
  • Part 3 Stage 4 of this programme contributes 68% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 3 Stage 4

Designated Essential Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
  • Students must select either this unit or BB30042 or BB30227 in either Semester 1 or Semester 2.
  • Students who select HL30502 must also take HL30044 and HL30054 in Semester 1, and HL30188 in Semester 2
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
HL30502 Research project (Biomedical Sciences) 24 credits       [equivalent to 48 CATS credits]


Semester 1: Part 3 Stage 4

Designated Essential Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
Students must select either BB30042 or BB30227 in either Semester 1 or Semester 2, or year-long unit HL30502.
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB30042 Final year project A 18 credits       [equivalent to 36 CATS credits]
BB30227 Biomedical sciences dissertation 18 credits       [equivalent to 36 CATS credits]

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 6 units from the following list:
Group A
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB30044 Molecular & medical neuroscience 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB30045 Cell membranes 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB30162 Protein synthesis, folding and turnover 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB40078 Entrepreneurial biotechnology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB40139 Pathogenesis and immune evasion by microbes 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
HL30044 Physiology of exercise and health 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
HL30054 Nutrition & metabolism 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 2 units from the following list:
Group B: Students may take no more than 12 credits from Group B across both semesters.
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB30123 Biological ethics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB30229 Genetic basis of inherited diseases 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB30231 Human genomics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB40083 Enzymes in biotechnology & medicine 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB40102 Molecular mechanisms of disease 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB40124 Human developmental disorders 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB40184 Cell biology of metastasis 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]


Semester 2: Part 3 Stage 4

Designated Essential Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
Students must select either BB30042 or BB30227 in either Semester 1 or Semester 2, or year-long unit HL30502.
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB30042 Final year project A 18 credits       [equivalent to 36 CATS credits]
BB30227 Biomedical sciences dissertation 18 credits       [equivalent to 36 CATS credits]

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 6 units from the following list:
Group A
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB30063 Vaccines and other health interventions 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB30067 Advanced developmental genetics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB30161 Developmental neurobiology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB30169 Concepts in systems biology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB30232 Stem cell biology and regenerative medicine 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
HL30188 Environmental & occupational physiology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
PA30148 Central nervous system pharmacology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
PA30150 Cardiovascular pharmacology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
PA30157 The molecular biology and treatment of cancer 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
PA30169 Trends in molecular signalling 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 2 units from the following list:
Group B: Students may take no more than 12 credits from Group B across both semesters.
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB30230 Cancer therapeutics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB40085 Medical biochemistry 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB40086 Molecular immunology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
BB40164 Modern methods of researching neurodegeneration 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2021/22 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2022/23 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.