About Biomedical Sciences at Sheffield Hallam University
This course is for people wishing to develop their knowledge in selected areas of biomedical science. It is for graduates whose background is in biomedical science, biology, medicine and life sciences.
You gain advanced level knowledge and understanding of the scientific basis of disease, with focus on the underlying cellular processes that lead to disease. You also learn about the current methods used in disease diagnosis and develop practical skills in our well equipped teaching laboratories.
As well as studying the scientific basis of general pathology, you also choose one specialist subject from - cellular pathology - medical microbiology - blood science - immunology. Your work focuses on the in vitro diagnosis of disease.
You develop the professional skills needed to further your career. These skills include -research methods and statistics - problem solving - the role of professional bodies and accreditation - regulation and communication.
The postgraduate diploma consists of the taught parts of the MSc course which includes
- cell biology
- molecular diagnosis
- biomedical laboratory techniques
- research methods and statistics
- professional development
There is also an option in - human genetics - molecular pharmacology - bioinformatics - cellular and molecular basis of cancer - applied biomedical techniques.
MSc students also take a diagnostic laboratory control processes module.