About the course
Apprenticeship Standard: Healthcare Science Practioner
Final Award: BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science (Work-Based)
Our Biosciences degree apprenticeship programme will give apprentices a sound foundation in the major aspects of biological theory, techniques and practice - from molecules and organelles, to organisms and ecosystems. This will provide your employees with the opportunity to engage with a large array of subject materials, research and testing activities and benefit from our excellent research facilities.
Apprentices are employed by an approved Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) pathology laboratory and supported thoughout the programme by their trust laboratory staff and the University academic staff.
The programme provides an understanding of the biological basis of human disease and the contribution of the clinical laboratory to diagnosis, treatment and monitoring. It is based on a strong foundation of biology and chemistry such that apprentices can combine an understanding of the physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology of disease with a full appreciation of the analytical techniques used in different clinical laboratories and how this fits into the patient pathway. The programme is underpinned by an extensive practical programme to allow understanding and experience of the range of core and discipline-specific techniques.
The programme is offered as part-time (4 years) and leads to the award of a BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science (Work-Based).
The award of BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science (Work-Based) is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.
On completion graduates will be eligible to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to register as a Biomedical Scientist.
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, examinations may be replaced by an alternative form of assessment during the academic year 2020/2021. Please refer to the Programme Specification on these pages for further details.
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