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Programme structure: Biomedical Sciences (BSc) - what's running in 2019/20

Please note: It is possible that the information shown for future academic years may change due to developments in the relevant academic field. Optional unit availability varies depending on both staffing and student choice.

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Biomedical Sciences Research Skills MVSF30001 40 Mandatory
Students normally choose four of the following optional units in a single pathway:
CELLS AND MOLECULES PATHWAY
Biochemistry units
Advanced Cell Biology BIOC30601 20 Optional
Cellular Information BIOC30602 20 Optional
Cellular and Molecular Medicine units
Advanced Immunology PANM33001 20 Optional
Immunopathology and Applied Immunology PANM33002 20 Optional
Developmental Genetics and Embryonal Cancers PANM33003 20 Optional
Cancer Mechanisms and Therapeutics PANM33004 20 Optional
Regenerative Medicine PANM33005 20 Optional
Haemopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation PANM33006 20 Optional
Medical Microbiology PANM33008 20 Optional
Medical Virology PANM33009 20 Optional
Frontiers in Infectious Diseases PANM30001 20 Optional
SYSTEMS PATHWAY
Physiology units
Let's go with the flow, the urinary tract from beginning to end PHPH30023 20 Optional
The Heart in Health & Disease PHPH30019 20 Optional
Cardiovascular System in Health and Disease PHPH30020 20 Optional
Pharmacology units
Pharmacology of ion channels and synaptic transmission PHPH30002 20 Optional
Receptor signalling and non-drug therapies PHPH30003 20 Optional
Pharmacology of the Nervous System PHPH30004 20 Optional
Neuroscience units
Brain and Behaviour PHPH30016 20 Optional
New Horizons in Medicine PHPH30021 20 Optional
Synaptic plasticity PHPH30010 20 Optional
Neurological and Psychiatric disorders (Unit 4D) PHPH30013 20 Optional
Neuroscience of Pain PHPH30017 20 Optional
Sensational Neuroscience PHPH30018 20 Optional
Synaptic Cell Biology PHPH30022 20 Optional
Biomedical Sciences (BSc)   120  

Progression/award requirements

Unit Pass Mark for Undergraduate Programmes:

  • 40 out of 100 – for level C/4, I/5 & H/6 units
  • 50 out of 100 – for level M/7 units

For details on the weightings for classifying undergraduate degrees, please see the Agreed Weightings, by Faculty, to be applied for the Purposes of Calculating the Final Programme Mark and Degree Classification in Undergraduate Programmes.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Please refer to the specific progression/award requirements for programmes with a preliminary year of study, and the Gateway programmes or for International Foundation Programmes please see the student handbook available on Blackboard.

Exit awards

All undergraduate degree programmes allow the opportunity for a student to exit from a programme with a Diploma or Certificate of Higher Education.

  • To be awarded a Diploma of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 240 credit points, of which at least 90 must be at level 5.
  • To be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education, a student must have successfully completed 120 credit points at level 4.

Integrated Master's degrees may also allow the opportunity for a student to exit from the programme with an equivalent Bachelor's degree where a student has achieved 360 credit points, of which 90 must be at level 6, and has successfully met any additional criteria as described in the programme specification.

The opportunities for a student to exit from one of the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry with an Award is outlined in the relevant Programme Regulations (which are available as an annex in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes).

Degree classifications:

  • First Class Honours 70 and above
  • Second Class Honours, First Division 60-69
  • Second Class Honours, Second Division 50-59
  • Third Class Honours 40-49
  • Fail 39 and below

An Ordinary degree can be awarded if a student has successfully completed at least 300 credits with a minimum of 60 credits at Level 6.

The pass mark for the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine and Dentistry is 50 out of 100. The classification of a degree in the professional programmes in Veterinary Science, Medicine, and Dentistry is provided in the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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