Department of Biomedical Sciences
The Department of Biomedical Sciences offers degrees and research opportunities across a wide range of biology-based subjects, from Human Biosciences, through Biomedical Sciences, to Medicine.
Our programmes of study have been developed with a high practical content to support the theory. We offer two undergraduate degrees namely: Biomedical Sciences BSc (Hons) and Human Biosciences BSc (Hons).
Many of our degrees have a common theme of human biology and therefore, in collaboration with St Georges Medical School in Grenada, we have developed a Medical Degree which runs for four or five years depending on the point of entry. (The Diploma of Higher Education in Medical Sciences is awarded by Northumbria University after two years of study).
The Biomedical Sciences department specialises in applied research and we have a number of internationally recognised researchers leading a dynamic research culture.
Our research specialisms include:
- Microbiology and immunology
- Biochemical detection and analysis
- Biocatalysis and biomolecular modelling
- Anatomy and physiology
- Cellular changes in ageing
We are also members of the Biomolecular and Biomedical Research Centre (BioReC) a multi-disciplinary group that provides mutual support and complementary expertise. Our main expertise falls under BioReC's Cellular and Molecular Sciences Research Group. BioReC is also linked with industrial partners and external companies.
The research interests of staff constantly inform the teaching in molecular genetics, molecular techniques, microbiology, biochemistry and toxicology and help to provide suitable projects for those wishing to undertake postgraduate study.