Biomedical Science (Cellular Pathology) MSc/PGDip/PGCert

In London (England)

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  • Tipologie


  • Ort

    London (England)

  • Dauer


  • Beginn

    Oktober 2020


Our Biomedical Science courses have a burgeoning international reputation, due to our world class research in areas including biomarkers, public health and biomodelling. Our Centre for Investigative and Diagnostic Oncology has pioneered techniques for cancer diagnosis and treatment, including our breakthrough in the development of a vaccine for bladder cancer.
Our course has a strong practical element, with an emphasis on developing the skills needed in a laboratory and gaining hands on experience of diagnostic techniques, and our teaching and research facilities surpass those at some UK medical schools. Our £3 million specialist labs are equipped with the most up to date technology; here you'll learn to use cutting edge techniques and equipment for cellular and molecular analysis, such as MALDI TOF mass spectrometers, flow cytometers, DNA sequencing, real time...

Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?

  • Pathology
  • Management
  • Testing
  • IT
  • Statistics
  • Design
  • Genetics
  • Biomedical Science
  • Project
  • Technology
  • Regulations
  • IT Management
  • Biomedical
  • Skills and Training
  • Legal issues
  • Science
  • Biomedical
  • Laboratory
  • Leadership
  • Experimental Design
  • biomedical ethics
  • Cellular
  • histopathology


Course content

What will you study on the MSc/PGDip/PGCert Biomedical Science (Cellular Pathology)?

You will study the structure and function of the body’s major organs, how different diseases affect the body and how they can be treated and prevented. You will investigate the cellular structure and function of different organs and types of tissue, the workings and effects of diseases, the use of histopathology and cytology to make diagnoses, and the processing and diagnostic techniques and technologies. You’ll look specifically at cancer, cervical screening and the HPV vaccination along with oncogenes, organ transplants, genetic disorders and Human Tissue Authority regulations.

What will you gain?

As well as in-depth knowledge of your subject, you will also gain a sound understanding of how to design and carry out experiments, statistical analyses as well as techniques for analysing samples and molecules. You will also be proficient and capable in all aspects of managing a laboratory, including people management, business plans and budgets, safety regulations, and quality management. You will become familiar with the ethical and legal issues which can surround specific types of research such as assisted reproduction and genetics, genetic testing, and human or animal research.


Advanced Bioanalytical Techniques (15 Credits) - Compulsory

The module aims to examine advanced bioanalytical techniques that are used in biomedical research, for the analysis of products, for improving diseases understanding and for the analysis of disease biomarkers. It also provides a detailed understanding of the principles, theory and practice of bioanalytical techniques, including safety, instrumentation, sample preparation techniques together with analysis and interpretation of analytical data.

Biomedical Ethics and Law (15 Credits) - Compulsory

The module aims to provide insight into a range of ethical and legal issues that relate to professional practice, to research with human and animal subjects and to human reproduction, particularly various forms of reproductive technology. It will also aim to give students a broad overview of the relevant current UK ethical and legal regulations for research using human tissues. The module will further explore the ethical issues present in the rapidly developing area of genetic technology, including genetic testing and selection, genetic engineering, and the concept of genetic disease. After an introduction to basic ethical theory and legal principles, the focus of the module will be on exploring ways in which, by applying theoretical considerations to practice, ethical and legal issues can be critically analysed and addressed.

Cancer (15 Credits) - Compulsory

The module aim to provide student with the knowledge and understanding of the principles of carcinogenesis, malignancy and metastasis. They will understand how to apply cellular pathology to the diagnosis and management of a range of common cancers. They will apply cellular pathology techniques in cancer and gain experience of interpreting results from patient investigations.

Experimental Design and Statistics (15 Credits) - Compulsory

The module aims to provide students with the tools required to design effective and efficient experiments and to test scientific hypotheses. The module will also equip students with the tools necessary for statistical analysis in a hypothesis testing context.

Genetics Disorders (15 Credits) - Compulsory

This module will provide the student with knowledge and understanding of the role and application of genetics testing in the diagnosis and management of patients with learning difficulties and the implications to other family members.

Laboratory Leadership and Management (15 Credits) - Compulsory

The module aims to provide students with current theories and approaches to leadership and management in order they can bring about effect positive change in the team or organisation that they lead or manage.

Major Organ Histopathology (15 Credits) - Compulsory

This module aims is to provide the student with the knowledge and understanding of the cellular structure and function of the major organs and the cellular pathological findings in a range of clinical disorders other than cancer. An additional aim is to provide knowledge on the techniques that can be apply to investigation a range of clinical disorders and gain experience of interpreting results from patient investigations.

Pathological Basis of Disease (15 Credits) - Compulsory

This module aims is to provide the student with the knowledge and understanding of the pathological basis of disease and the use of histopathology and cytopathology to detect and diagnose disease.

Research Project (60 Credits) - Compulsory

Module aims to develop students' skills in planning and execution of an analytical, laboratory-based study and critical evaluation of real research results drawing on their acquired knowledge from other modules. In addition, the module aims to develop students' communication skills to enable them to communicate their findings in written and oral form.

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.

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