Lead academic: Dr Martin Nicklin
Designed for both animal/human biology and clinical graduates, this flexible course focuses on the molecular and genetic factors of human diseases. Understanding those factors is crucial to the development of therapies.
You'll be brought up to date with the latest technical and scientific advances in biomedical science and therapeutic design and learn how to use the latest technology to answer research questions for yourself. Core modules cover the fundamentals. You'll choose specialist modules from the pathway that interests you most.
You'll also receive practical lab training to prepare you for your research project. The project is five months of invaluable laboratory experience: planning, carrying out, recording and reporting your own research.
We also give you practical lab training to prepare you for your research project. The project is five months of invaluable laboratory experience: planning, carrying out, recording and reporting your own research.
This list shows projects that students chose in 2017-2018. To protect intellectual property we haven't displayed the most recent projects as they are likely to relate to current research in the investigator's group. We usually generate a surplus of at least 30 per cent of projects. Students are guaranteed one of their top five choices and usually get their first or second choices. These projects are grouped by pathway title but almost all projects were available across more than one pathway.
We use speakers from the pharmaceutical industry to put our teaching into a commercial context. Practising clinical colleagues from the Medical School also contribute to this course.
The taught part of the course provides you with an understanding of the background and scientific methods that are used to investigate human diseases. We emphasise how experiments and experimental programmes are designed and interpreted. We aim to present the most recent scientific developments in each subject area, and we keep our course up to date to reflect changes in the emphasis of biomedical science.
If you're interested in the clinical applications pathway, you'll need to apply directly. Find out how to apply on the department page.
We accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies. Find out more on the Medical School's website.