BSc Biomedical Sciences

Overview

Biomedical Sciences involve the study of human health and disease. Several scientific analytical methods are used in a multidisciplinary approach to investigate normal Physiological processes and to study pathological changes that occur in human disease. This also includes the evaluation and screening of drugs and vaccines.  The primary focus is the biology of human health and disease. This ranges from the generic study of biomedical sciences and human biology to more specialized subject areas such as pharmacology, human physiology and human nutrition. It is underpinned by relevant basic sciences including anatomy and physiology, cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics and molecular biology, immunology, blood transfusion science, virology and Biostatistics and bioinformatics.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Effectively confront day-to-day challenges met in private and formal work situations by applying disease preventive measures learnt
  • Show appreciation of the basic principles of biomedical sciences applicable to the identification, resolution and management of health problems and safety of the public.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive technical knowledge of each discipline of biomedical sciences and safety activities.
  • Observe safety in the work place and laboratories
  • Apply practical ethics in the daily work and interaction with patients
  • Demonstrate understanding of biomedical sciences and how they relate to health issues.
  • Show understanding of the fundamental principles of law, the legal system, and the structure of government and government systems related health care provision
  • Be able to produce accurate laboratory results with minimum supervision
  • Collect statistical epidemiological data and analyze it
  • Carry out and record daily quality control of lab equipment and machinery and apply Good laboratory practices
  • Apply logistic management of reagents and consumables
  • Collaborate with other organizations, professions and voluntary groups in the promotion of health.

Career Opportunities

Biomedical Sciences as a career offers a very wide range of career opportunities, from major government health departments to specialized roles in private organisations where disease detection is carried out. Upon completion of BSc. Biomedical Sciences, graduates can be employed in, and across, organisations such as:

  • Hospital laboratories
  • Veterinary laboratories
  • Research Institutions
  • Academic Institutions
  • Health Regulatory institutions
  • Blood banks, forensics, and
  • Pharmaceutical industries

Graduation Requirements

General Requirements                                                12        Credits

Cognate requirements                                                 50        Credits

Concentration (Major) Requirements                        141      Credits

Practicals                                                                     13        Credits                         

Total Contact Hours                                                    216      Credits

The student can graduate with an overall GPA of at least 2.4

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