August 16, 2007 at 7:14 pm #8094
Hi, I am off to uni soon to do biomedical science, after I intend to be a NHS biomedical scientist and also go into research. I was wondering if anyone was a biomedical scientist and could tell me thier opinions on the job 😉
August 17, 2007 at 2:22 pm #75247Katy_BobblesParticipant
I’m not one yet but I’m about to do my honours (4th) year of my Biomedical Science degree. I enjoy it and can’t wait to be set free in the labs in September!
What uni are you going to? 😀
August 17, 2007 at 3:23 pm #75248
Whats the course like?
What kind of practicals do you do?
Im going to portsmouth 😀
August 17, 2007 at 8:09 pm #75252Katy_BobblesParticipant
Hi again. I’m at Glasgow Caledonian Uni
We get 6 modules a year (3 per semester). We get lectures labs and tutorials.
In first year it was introductory cell biology, genetics, human biology, maths and chemistry.
In second year we did advanced cell biology, more advanced biochemistry, microbiology and Physiology.
3rd year we did Clinical microbiology, clinical biochemistry, haematology and immunology. Also did Pathology and molecular biology. Phew!
In the labs we do lots of things. You will probably start off doing simple pipetting exercises, Learn to calibrate the Gilson pipette, etc. You will then go on doing things like protein assays and electrophoresis. 3rd year we were doing lots of things like ELISA, blood grouping, PCR.
It may be totally different for your course though. 🙂
August 17, 2007 at 8:23 pm #75253sdekivitParticipant
i’m just obtained my B.Sc degree biomedical sciences in utrecht and the post above looks just like my curriculum:
1st year: cell biology, molecular genetics, anatomy, biostatistics, neural regulation, biochemistry, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, histology
2nd year: analytical methods in the lab (radionuclids, molecular biology, separation methods, chemistry & spectroscopy ), signal transduction, physiology of heart lungs and kidneys, microbiology, clinical genetics, developmental biology and pharmacology
3rd year: pathology, inflammation and immunology, metabolism, biotechnology, virology and molecular toxicology. finally the researchproject and the bachelor thesis
most of the courses in the 2nd and 3rd year are optional courses and many could be chosen (also from other faculties)
good luck in this magnificent field of research 🙂
August 17, 2007 at 8:23 pm #75254
Wow quite alot to learn.. the first year sounds alot like a-level … Is it much different?
Thanks for the info 😀
October 26, 2010 at 9:24 am #101995yeshadette21Participant
I agree with that Saina. A lot of student now are taking a course in the field of biomedical science. However, they get training for medical service and medical mission for their experience. My friend also is a medical student.
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