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    (Original post by random-ray)
    Well guys just graduated from the University of Ulster. Did a Biomedical Science degree with DPP (Pathology) (Did my registration portfolio in my sandwich year). HCPC State registration came through 2 weeks ago and I am currently working as a Biomedical Scientist in Clinical Biochemistry in Macclesfield Hospital. Starting my Specialist in September. Any advice anyone needs feel free to ask, and also is there anyone on here thats done/doing their Specialist portfolio? Particularly in Biochemistry?

    Thanks!
    what exactly is biochemistry?
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    Biochemistry is studying biology at a molecular level. As far as I'm aware, most biochemistry courses will be more biology and less chemistry.
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    (Original post by Sophie Hurt)
    what exactly is biochemistry?
    Biochemistry is, in relation to an NHS Biomedical Scientist's jobs, the study of the biochemical properties of the blood. Although we also perform tests on fluids and CSF samples as well. One side of it looks at the toxicology of the blood/fluid for example, A1C analysis for Diabetic control, or blood gas studies to determine acidosis, alkalosis and osmolarity,, or electrophoresis to determine the presence of paraproteins in multiple myeloma. The other side looks to measure the various chemical analytes within the blood. This is very vast and includes the measurement of liver enzymes, CRP, Drug studies, Iron studies, B12 Folate, and immunoassay studies for wide range of hormones including thyroid, to name just a few! It is now very automated however the toxicology side remains quite hands on!
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    (Original post by random-ray)
    Well guys just graduated from the University of Ulster. Did a Biomedical Science degree with DPP (Pathology) (Did my registration portfolio in my sandwich year). HCPC State registration came through 2 weeks ago and I am currently working as a Biomedical Scientist in Clinical Biochemistry in Macclesfield Hospital. Starting my Specialist in September. Any advice anyone needs feel free to ask, and also is there anyone on here thats done/doing their Specialist portfolio? Particularly in Biochemistry?

    Thanks!
    I just qualified too and started a job in biochem. I'm hoping to start my specialist portfolio soon too!
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    (Original post by BLineDisaster)
    I just qualified too and started a job in biochem. I'm hoping to start my specialist portfolio soon too!
    Where you working and what analysers have you got? We are using beckman but tender is out for new ones, hoping for Roche.
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    Did/does anyone here study Biomedicine at UEA?
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    (Original post by random-ray)
    Where you working and what analysers have you got? We are using beckman but tender is out for new ones, hoping for Roche.
    A very busy district general hospital, catchment area is about 600,000. We have Abbott analysers and an automated track system, which is consequently all Abbott gear!

    If you haven't heard of it the "fundamentals of biomedical science" clinical biochemistry book is extremely detailed and 100% focused on biomedical scientists. I bought a copy because an amazon review said they pretty much did their specialist portfolio using it!
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    Hello. What degree do you think would open up more opportunity for me biomedical at imperial college without a year in industry or the same at sheffield with a year in industry? Thanks
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    (Original post by BLineDisaster)
    A very busy district general hospital, catchment area is about 600,000. We have Abbott analysers and an automated track system, which is consequently all Abbott gear!

    If you haven't heard of it the "fundamentals of biomedical science" clinical biochemistry book is extremely detailed and 100% focused on biomedical scientists. I bought a copy because an amazon review said they pretty much did their specialist portfolio using it!

    Ah yes I am in a Distrcit General Hospital as well but its probably not quite as busy. We are using Beckman which I am not the greatest fan of, hence hoping the powers that be will choose Roche next ha. Yes I have that book! It helped me with my registration portfolio as well as biochemistry modules in Uni. Have you sent your application off yet to the IBMS for your specialist?
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    As I will be going to Brighton for biomedical science in September, I was wondering, to those at or who have now finished university, how did you organise yourselves and your notes? What was your prefered method of note taking and keeping (i.e. did you use notebooks per module, folders and file paper or something else?). I just want to get a rough idea on the best way to organise so I can plan what I will need!
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    I'm still struggling to decide which course I want to study
    I was thinking of courses like Biochemistry, Biomedical Science or Molecular and Cellular Biology. Is there a difference as to what I can do afterwards depending on which of these courses I studied? Like is one of them seen as better? Also, can someone give me some insight as to what you do in these courses? Like in Biochem, is there much chemistry involved and what parts of it, like do you have to calculate a lot/(in)organic/physical...
    And if I apply say for Biochemistry courses, could I also apply for molecular and cellular biology or biomedical science or is that a bad idea?
    Sorry, but I just don't know how to choose the course I want to study :/
    Your help would be appreciated
    PS: If you are studying these courses, where? What are good unis?
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    (Original post by JessicaJS)
    I'm still struggling to decide which course I want to study
    I was thinking of courses like Biochemistry, Biomedical Science or Molecular and Cellular Biology. Is there a difference as to what I can do afterwards depending on which of these courses I studied? Like is one of them seen as better? Also, can someone give me some insight as to what you do in these courses? Like in Biochem, is there much chemistry involved and what parts of it, like do you have to calculate a lot/(in)organic/physical...
    And if I apply say for Biochemistry courses, could I also apply for molecular and cellular biology or biomedical science or is that a bad idea?
    Sorry, but I just don't know how to choose the course I want to study :/
    Your help would be appreciated
    PS: If you are studying these courses, where? What are good unis?
    Biochemistry is the study of biology at a molecular level.

    Biomedical Science is a generally a well rounded course, that gives an overview of physiology, cell biology and usually some aspects of immunology and virology/infectious agents. Some courses are accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), which can lead to you becoming HCPC registered after completing a portfolio displaying your competence. This is required in order to work within the NHS as a Biomedical Scientist. Courses at the top unis tend to be unaccredited, which means the modules are generally more flexible, as they do not have to follow the guidelines set out by an institution. Generally, this will benefit you if you are planning on more in-depth postgraduate study in a related field, or are considering graduate entry medicine.

    (Feel free to correct me on anything I may have said that was incorrect!)

    I'm going to be studying Biomedical Science at Warwick this September. I'm really looking forward to it now.
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    (Original post by AliceElizabeth)
    Hello. What degree do you think would open up more opportunity for me biomedical at imperial college without a year in industry or the same at sheffield with a year in industry? Thanks
    The experience definitely helps A LOT when you're looking for a grad job. That said, just having attended a Uni like Imperial would definitely be a great selling point, and they'd also be able to help provide career opportunities. Big companies scout top Unis for people to hire.

    They're both great Unis though, so will depend on you and what you want out of whole Uni experience on a whole.
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    (Original post by Lord Jon)
    Hello. Welcome to the Biomedical Society. This society is dedicated to Biomedical Science Students,Graduates and applicants.

    Why not introduce yourself and share more in the group on this thread. This group although dedicated to Biomed Students is for people of related subjects and disciplines such as Biochemistry,Genetics etc....

    So please make yourself at home. This is a moderated group meaning that unless you are invited you will have to wait for your join requests to be processed. Also post in the thread if you can notifying us of you request to join. Either way it doesnt matter but it is a helluva lot quicker


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    Hi there
    I have got an offer to do M.Sc. in biomedical sciences at cellular Pathology. Could you advice me for anything regarding the same and my starting year will be in next September 2014
    As my qualifications B.V.Sc. and currently doing the last four months in M.Sc.Physiology.
    I would be very grateful from you all for what recommendations could be
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    In the end, ended up at Lancaster Umiversity, BSc Biomedicine

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    Hi
    Just want to know, does biomedical science really prepare you for medicine? (make it a whole lot easier)


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    (Original post by sufiaan saeed)
    Hi
    Just want to know, does biomedical science really prepare you for medicine? (make it a whole lot easier)


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    Most medicine applicants put Biomedical Science as their fifth option. That should tell you a lot. :P
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    In the end, ended up at Lancaster Umiversity, BSc Biomedicine

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    Congratulations. But is it possible to apply for FRCPath? ?????[]
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    (Original post by Lethorio)
    Biochemistry is studying biology at a molecular level. As far as I'm aware, most biochemistry courses will be more biology and less chemistry.
    some people say that a big part is chemistry. and do you have to do organic/inorganic/kinetic.. chemistry in all biochemistry courses?
    because i'm struggling to find the right course for me.
    i'm currently looking at biochemistry, biomedical science and molecular cell biology
    can someone give me any information or anything at all to help me?
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    Hi
    Anyone here done a lvl3 btec extended diploma in applied science and got into or done biomed at uni
    Just wantto know how difficult the course was?
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