Biomed Online (short course)
Why study this course?
Study at your own pace in this flexible approach to distance learning designed for people who wish to undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD), top-up qualifications or postgraduate degrees in biomedical science.
All of our modules are delivered via our virtual learning environment with scheduled tutor support. All study is undertaken online and all assessments are submitted online with no requirement for any attendance at the University, with the exception that our research project module can be taken in our laboratories if there is a requirement to do so.
Each module will contain a level of assessment equivalent to the academic credits available. Assessment methods include posters, online assessments, essays, professional learning logs, information leaflets and end of module assignments.
We offer Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) accredited modules in all of the key subject areas.
You will be required to have an IBMS supplementary education request or have a minimum of a Second-class lower undergraduate degree in a related science. Applicants should also have appropriate qualifications or experience of biomedical scientist practice.
Please note that all students will be asked to provide a passport and or Visa/right to remain details (if applicable) before enrolling on the course.
This short course is designed for healthcare professionals in a variety of disciplines including trainee biomedical scientists or medical laboratory technicians who want to reinforce their degree-level learning prior to undertaking training to become registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Modules currently available include:
- Introduction to Haematology (10 credits)
- Introduction to Immunology (10 credits)
- Introduction to Transfusion and Transplantation Science (10 credits)
- Introduction to Clinical Biochemistry (10 credits)
- Introduction to Cellular Pathology (10 credits)
- Introduction to General Microbiology (10 credits)
- Introduction to Medical Microbiology (20 credits)
- Introduction to Clinical Immunology (20 credits)
- Introduction to Molecular Biology and Genetics (10 credits)
- Introduction to Clinical Genetics (20 credits)
- Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Disease (20 credits)
- Introduction to Cell Biology (10 credits)
- Introduction to Toxicology (10 credits)
- Haemoglobinopathies (10 credits) designed in conjunction with NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme, part of Public Health England
- Bioethics research grant proposal (20 credits)
- Research Project £2,490 plus bench fee if conducted in our laboratories, IBMS Members £2,000 (requires BM7115DL to have been passed first)
Once you are registered on a module you are required to pay for the module in full, with no refunds, as you have access to all the learning materials of the short course.
Completion of each module results in the award of 10, 20 or 60 M-level (Masters) academic credits. Successful completion of sufficient credits can be used to build towards higher-level qualifications including PG Cert (60 credits), PG Diploma (120 credits) and MSc (180 credits), PG Diploma plus research.
To be able to access your module(s) you'll need to have paid all of your fees for modules that you have entered on your module registration form.
Whether you are a student paying for their own tuition fees or a sponsor there are several ways to pay:
- You can pay online
- Credit/Debit card, Cash, Bank Transfer or Cheque payments can also be paid direct over the phone to our cashiers department:
Finance Department, Admin Block
Tower Building, 166-220 Holloway Road,
Tel: +44 (0)20 7133 2062 / 2603
Fax: +44 (0)20 7133 2193
The Research Project module costs £2490. The administration required for the Research Project module results in this module costing more than the others.
How to apply
Continuing students will need to re-enrol for the following academic year.
New students and continuing students will need to complete a Biomed Online Module Registration Form (MRF) indicating the modules they wish to take (no more than two modules at any one time). This should then be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org for approval.
When to apply
If you are interested please contact email@example.com.