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If you have a passion for science and want to make a real difference in the world, then you could achieve your ambitions by choosing Queen's.

Biomedical Science

Biomedical scientists focus on the role of cells, organs and systems in the human body; an exciting and interesting subject area that is highly relevant to the understanding and treatment of human diseases.

  • Degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science
  • Opportunities to complete work placement in Reno or Vermont, USA
  • Taught by Professional Biomedical Scientists from NHS laboratories

Human Biology

Human Biology is the integrated study of human anatomy and physiology, including the study of the body in health and disease. It covers a wide range of topics, ranging from genetics, microbiology and immunology to the core disciplines of anatomy, microanatomy and physiology.

  • Anatomy is ranked in the top 20 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2020)
  • Up to 12 prizes available for top performances in modules and the overall degree.
  • Opportunities to complete work placement in Reno or Vermont, USA

 

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Biomedical Sciences at Queen's

What is Biomedical Science?

Biomedical scientists focus on how cells, organs and systems function in the human body; an area that is highly relevant to the understanding and treatment of human diseases.

What will I learn?

Biomedical Science comprises the sciences related to medicine and in particular these specialist disciplines of diagnostic Biomedical Science as practised in Health Service Laboratories: Clinical Bacteriology and Immunology, Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology and Transfusion Science, Histopathology and Cytology.

Where will my degree take me?

The course is aimed at students wishing to pursue a career in: Diagnostic laboratory science, Clinical trials, Government or Charity-funded research laboratories or a career in the Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology Industries.

Human Biology at Queen's

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What is Human Biology?

Human Biology is the integrated study of human anatomy and physiology, including the study of the body in health and disease. It covers a wide range of topics, ranging from genetics, microbiology and immunology to the core disciplines of anatomy, microanatomy and physiology.

What will I learn?

Specialist subject areas which can be studied in detail include Pharmacology, Topographical Anatomy, Exercise and Applied Physiology, Developmental Studies, Embryology, Neuroscience and Science Communication.

Where will my degree take me?

This course leads to career opportunities in the medical and pharmaceutical industries, teaching, scientific publishing or the scientific civil service. Many students go into further study after their degree, completing Master’s, PhDs or Medical degrees.