Course Overview

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.

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
  • Immunology
  • 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
  • Developing as an Independent Learner
  • Personal Effectiveness and Team Working