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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 11.6k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 16.9k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    This programme, delivered online via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE) system, is intended primarily as a mechanism for achieving continuing professional development within biomedical science and those working in related professions.

    It consists of a number of specific courses proposed by professional practitioners, and is focused towards the specific needs of the workplace.

    The project is normally carried out where the student works, so benefits the workplace as well as contributing towards the overall award of the Master's degree. The programme can only be taken part-time. MSc Biomedical Sciences (Online) is intended to address a rising staff development demand from workplaces, in line with various policy decisions at a number of levels, in particular that of the Lifelong Learning Framework for the NHS.

    The design of the programme has been informed directly from senior members of the profession, from conferences and from students. The programme facilitates engagement of employees in appropriate continuing professional development, the eventual award of credit being an indicator of individual achievement and learning, as well as personal motivation and commitment to their profession.

    Other courses may be added if there is sufficient demand from workplaces. Students may take individual option courses as continuing professional development, subject to payment of a fee.

    The aims of the programme are:

    * To provide an appropriate knowledge base in specialised areas of Biomedical Science, with the intention of building on individuals skills and knowledge base obtained at undergraduate level or its equivalent and in the workplace
    * To provide part of the lifelong learning that plays an essential role in biomedical science generally
    * To provide continuing professional development in selected areas within that field of endeavour.

    Content

    Year 1

    Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

    * Lung Disease (30 credits)
    * Renal Disease (30 credits)
    * Diagnosis of Breast Cancer (30 credits)
    * Immunocytochemistry in Diagnostic Cellular Pathology (30 credits)
    * Clinical Data Interpretation (30 credits)
    * Implementing Advanced Quality Management (30 credits)
    * Governance and Risk Management (30 credits)
    * Robotics and Automation (in Laboratory Science) (30 credits)
    * Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Analysis in Healthcare Settings (30 credits)
    * Analysis of Nucleic Acids (30 credits)
    * Advanced Human Genetics (30 credits)
    * Management of Healthcare Associated Infection (30 credits)
    * Quality Systems Management (30 credits)
    * Point of Care Testing (30 credits)
    * Blood Transfusion (30 credits)
    * Managing Learning and Development in Healthcare (30 credits)

    Year 2

    Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options:

    * Lung Disease (30 credits)
    * Renal Disease (30 credits)
    * Diagnosis of Breast Cancer (30 credits)
    * Immunocytochemistry in Diagnostic Cellular Pathology (30 credits)
    * Clinical Data Interpretation (30 credits)
    * Implementing Advanced Quality Management (30 credits)
    * Governance and Risk Management (30 credits)
    * Robotics and Automation (in Laboratory Science) (30 credits)
    * Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Analysis in Healthcare Settings (30 credits)
    * Analysis of Nucleic Acids (30 credits)
    * Advanced Human Genetics (30 credits)
    * Management of Healthcare Associated Infection (30 credits)
    * Quality Systems Management (30 credits)
    * Point of Care Testing (30 credits)
    * Blood Transfusion (30 credits)
    * Managing Learning and Development in Healthcare (30 credits)

    Year 3

    Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

    * Project (MSc Biomedical Sci) (60 credits)


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    Applicants should normally have:A degree in biomedical science or equivalent, normally at 2.1 or above, together with relevant working experienceOR appropriate qualifications and experience of biomedical science (this would usually be within the NHS). Applicants are usually expected to be registered practitioners. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 60 (Grade C) IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

    List of bursaries and scholarships
    * Access Scholarship
    * Alumni Progression Bursary
    * Aspire@Greenwich Scheme for learning resources
    * Care Leavers' Bursary
    * David Fussey Choral Exhibition Bursary
    * First Class Honours Bursary
    * Gravesend Rugby Football Bursary
    * Greenwich Hospital Bursary
    * Royal Navy and Royal Marines Bursary
    * Gurkha Personnel Bursary
    * Harry Persaud Scholarship
    * High Achievement Scholarship
    * John McWilliam bursary
    * Minerva Scholarship
    * National Scholarship Programme
    * Nationality Scholarship
    * People's Republic of China Scholarship
    * The Robert Holman Bursary
    * Sir William Boreman's Foundation Bursary

    Accreditation

    Quality teaching

    Eighty-nine per cent of students who took part in the National Student Survey said that staff are good at explaining things, and also gave high ratings to the fact that their courses are intellectually stimulating and that lecturers are enthusiastic and make their subjects interesting.

    Award-winning teachers

    Our staff include a winner of the Times Higher Education Most Innovative Teacher Award and several National Teaching Fellows, a status which recognises exceptional teaching.

    Research that's outstanding

    Our research on tsetse fly was named by Universities UK as one of the eight most important discoveries made in a UK university over the past 60 years.

    Research that's life saving

    We are developing stents (tiny artificial tubes for keeping open damaged arteries) that can deliver drugs more effectively into the bloodstream.

    A collaboration between the university and a UK engineering company has produced a bomb disposal robot that's lighter and easier to carry into the field.

    Research thats inspiring

    The university's Natural Resources Institute works across the world to reduce poverty and improve people's lives. Its research helps meet challenges such as pests and diseases and brings new technology and expertise to farmers in developing countries.

    Glittering prizes

    Our students regularly win awards; recent prizewinners include the recipient of a national tourism prize and a Student Midwife of the Year, while an innovative business idea from a University of Greenwich law student recently won him a trip to the Hong Kong office of law firm Eversheds.

    These success stories reflect our long history of student achievement. The pinnacle of this is perhaps Nobel Prize winner Professor Charles Kao, 'Godfather of Broadband', who is one of our alumni.

    A focus on jobs

    We work with employers to provide the workplace skills students really need. Employers help design and shape programme content, ensuring our teaching reflects the latest developments in industry.

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