Your First Year
Studying biomedicine changes the way you see the world. You become more objective, develop analytical and critical thinking, and get better at finding solutions - skills that are in great demand.
Let's take a look at what you will cover during your first year.
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science (BS)
BSc (Hons) Human Biology and Infectious Diseases (HBID)
During year one, you will study six modules packed with essential theory and practice about human anatomy, genetics, molecules and microbes.
Genetics - Genetics is a fascinating topic, not only in science, but also in data science, art and culture. Genetics is revolutionising all spheres of life at an unprecedented speed. In this core module, you will look at DNA fingerprinting and DNA/RNA editing, ethics and conservation biology.
Molecules to Microbes - Explore the principles involved in the build-up of molecules from atoms: the formation, properties and importance of bio-organic molecules, the diverse nature of micro-organisms and their structure, function and importance
Human Anatomy - This fascinating module provide a systems-led approach to understanding basic human anatomy, embryology and the structure function relationships therein. In the second trimester, you will explore the microscopic level through studying the histology of human tissue
Cell Biology - Build broad knowledge about cell biology and gain a solid foundation of key scientific content relevant to modules later on in your studies
Professional Skills - This module provides you with an introduction to professional conduct required for life at university, and beyond. You will develop skills in academic writing, career management, group work and resolving ethical dilemmas
Biological Skills (HBID only) - Develop practical laboratory skills employed in biological laboratory practice and relevant to cell, organismal, micro and molecular biology, which will form a basis for competence in biological and biochemical experimental work
Biomedical Skills (BS only)- Get hands-on in our Bodmer labs. You'll be supported by our tutors and technicians tutorials, as you complete virtual laboratory simulation, topical discussion and reflection, in relation to the HCPC standards of proficiency
Foundation Year Pathways
If you are planning to study either our BSc Biomedical Science with Foundation Year or our BSc Human Biology and Infectious Diseases with Foundation year, your first year with us will be a bit different.
Our foundation year pathways are carefully designed to prepare you for study at a higher level. You will focus on six modules that deliver essential scientific knowledge and study skills. On successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full BSc (Hons) degree.
Biological Principles - Explore a range of ecosystems and the characteristics of plant and animal cells that form building blocks of all life forms
Chemical Principles - Develop an understanding of the fundamentals of the periodic table, classification within chemistry, reaction processes and quantities
Scientific Methods - Develop practical laboratory training, including the use of glassware and instrumentation, developing data recording and analysis, and writing-up experiments
Professional Communications - Build the academic practice and professionalism required for successful study at university
Data Handling - Learn to apply statistical and mathematical methods and practises, using technology to present and communicate data and ideas
Science for Health - Evaluate a range of environmental and scientific factors that interact to influence health, including pollution, nutrition and drug development