What Will You Study
This programme offers professional development to those in the Biomedical sector.
Newly qualified graduates in their first year of employment, especially those from a scientific background, may benefit from the more generic modules such as Management and Leadership. In addition, some of the modules may act as ‘conversion courses’ eg a Chemistry graduate may undertake a module in Molecular Biology.
This work based scheme is also suitable for experienced mid-career professionals, including those without a first degree.
Modules are offered in three groups: Bioscience, Business and Management Skills, and Generic Skills. Students must achieve ten credits from Group A and ten credits from Group B. The remaining 40 credits can be accumulated by taking modules from any of the Groups – A, B or C to a total credit value of 60. The modules chosen should meet the individual’s needs as well as the needs of their employer.
Bioscience (Group A)
- Applied Mathematics and Statistics for the Biomedical Sector
- Cell Biology Research Skills
- Diseases of the Brain
- Drug Discovery and Development
- Ethics Research Skills
- Laboratory Practice: Essential Practical Skills and Techniques
- Models of Disease
- Molecular Basis of Cancer
- Molecular Biology Research Skills
- The Biomedical Sector: Regulatory and Ethical Frameworks
Business and Management (Group B)
- Analysing Drivers for Change
- Entrepreneurial Skills
- Leading and Managing People
- Leading Others Through Change
- Leading Projects
- The Biomedical Sector in Context and Emerging Trends
- Leadership and Management
- The Commercial Business Environment – Strategic Perspectives
- Work Based Project (Action Research)
Core Skills (Group C)
- Communication and Presentation Skills
- Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
- Personal Effectiveness and Team Working