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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Biochemistry in Relation to Medicine

Programme code:BS-BIOC/RMUCAS code:
Duration:1 Year Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Professor Nicola Stonehouse Contact

Total credits: 120

Entry requirements:

Successful completion of the first two years of an MBChB programme at UK Universities or international equivalent. For international students proof of English Language proficiency will be required. In line with undergraduate medicine we require a minimum of English GCSE grade B or IELTS 7.5.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Faculty of Biological Sciences Undergraduate School

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Faculty of Biological Sciences Undergraduate School

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:


Programme specification:

The programme provides:

- an opportunity for medical students to take a year out of their medical course for in-depth study of the medical aspects of biochemistry, one of the key biosciences upon which medical science is based;
- a choice of topics, relevant to medical biochemistry, for study within some modules;
- an individual supervised research project with an emphasis on medical aspects of biochemistry [This takes approximately 25% of the time the year. Laboratory-, computing- and literature-based projects are available each year, featuring a wide variety of relevant medical biochemistry topics and exploiting the research expertise of staff and the research facilities of the School. The project allocation process takes into account students' preferences];
- teaching that draws on the combined expertise of a large and highly rated research-active department, in which many staff have research groups interested in medical biochemistry and with links with researchers in the School of Medicine and the University's Teaching Hospitals, and in the pharmaceutical industry;
- study at the 'cutting edge' of research developments and subject applications in medical areas of biochemistry;
- opportunities to develop the skills for using the scientific literature.

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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

BIOC3112Advanced Topics in Medical Biochemistry I20 creditsSemester 1
BIOC3160Laboratory/Literature/Computing Research Project40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
BIOC3222Advanced Topics in Medical Biochemistry 220 creditsSemester 2
BIOC3232Advanced Topics in Medical Biochemistry 320 creditsSemester 2
BIOC3303Advanced Biochemistry: Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Last updated: 17/04/2019


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