Course Overview - Biomedical Laboratory Sciences MSc
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- Gain an in-depth understanding of modern biomedical laboratory sciences.
- Develop applied research techniques using state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.
- Build confidence in presenting your work to academic and professional audiences.
- Enhance investigative skills including the design, execution and interpretation of practical work.
Biomedical science plays a pivotal role in healthcare. This course has be...
**Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.**<br/><br/>**Course summary**<br/>- Gain an in-depth understanding of modern biomedical laboratory sciences.<br/><br/><br/>- Develop applied research techniques using state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.<br/><br/><br/>- Build confidence in presenting your work to academic and professional audiences.<br/><br/><br/>- Enhance investigative skills including the design, execution and interpretation of practical work.<br/><br/><br/>Biomedical science plays a pivotal role in healthcare. This course has been designed to respond to the increasing need for highly skilled biomedical researchers across a range of industries. The programme aims to explore normal and pathological cell processes and relate these to clinical features, diagnostic procedures and responses to therapy in a range of model diseases.<br/><br/>**How you learn**<br/>All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.<br/><br/>The course provides grounding in a range of scientific disciplines applicable to modern Biomedical Laboratory Science including cell biology, molecular biology, immunology and microbiology. You will develop an understanding of the pathogenesis of different diseases from a cellular to whole system level and discuss methods for the diagnosis and treatment of patients. <br/><br/>You will apply your theoretical knowledge of disease systems to conduct a practical investigative research project. The programme provides you with the opportunity for career development within the area of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences, either as a researcher within a clinical or commercial setting or as a PhD student within the biomedical field. <br/><br/>Modules may include Mechanisms of Disease, Case Studies in Pathology and Applied Diagnostics.<br/><br/>You learn through:<br/>- lectures and seminars<br/><br/><br/>- academic advice<br/><br/><br/>- a programme of laboratory-based practical classes<br/><br/><br/>- full semester research project<br/><br/><br/>**Applied learning** <br/>You will have the opportunity to conduct a semester-long investigative research project within the biomedical field. This work will take place in cutting-edge, industry-standard laboratories and teaching labs under the supervision of world-renowned active research staff.<br/><br/>This work will be aligned with the current research interests of an academic member of staff within our specialist Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre. The project will include a critical review of the literature relevant to your research project, the development of a project proposal, design of research methods and the analysis, presentation and interpretation of experimental data.<br/><br/>Practical skills are developed throughout the course and you gain experience in molecular biology, microbiology, genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics. All practical classes are led by expert academic staff whose research incorporates the latest techniques. Research skills and statistical analysis are developed throughout the programme and applied to relevant healthcare problems/case studies.