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    Hey guys, this is a question that's been bugging me for a while and i'd appreciate any answers...

    I have an offer to study Biomedicine at UEA, and 2 other offers at other institutions for Biomedical Science, and I loved UEA when i visited, except I wasn't sure about prospects after studying Biomedicine at UEA, is it seen as a completely different degree to Biomedical Science in the eyes of employers, especially the NHS or for postgraduate study?

    And if i wanted to go into lab work, would it be safer to pick from the Biomedical Science offers I have, or would Biomedicine be sufficient?

    Any advice would be appreciated
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    depends on the lab work you want, if its a NHS roll than you are better of going to a uni that has ibms accreditation, as chances are they will do a placement year as well to do your IBMS registration portfolio a bit more easier
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    so if i did do biomedicine, does that shut me off from NHS, or could i top up, although the degree isn't specifically biomedical science?
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    so if i did do biomedicine, does that shut me off from NHS, or could i top up, although the degree isn't specifically biomedical science?
    I wouldn't say you would be shut off completely. But you will struggle against competition for NHS laboratory jobs, as everyone else will have a biomedical science degree, or a biochemistry degree with top up modules, or microbiology with top up modules.

    I guess you could do biomedicine with top up modules, but it would depend on how chemistry based biomedicine is, and if you learn disease processes etc. And get the level of lab experience required.

    Do some work experience in an NHS lab and talk to some staff about your options. They would be best to ask!!!

    Good luck.
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    (Original post by Rapidfire8)
    Hey guys, this is a question that's been bugging me for a while and i'd appreciate any answers...

    I have an offer to study Biomedicine at UEA, and 2 other offers at other institutions for Biomedical Science, and I loved UEA when i visited, except I wasn't sure about prospects after studying Biomedicine at UEA, is it seen as a completely different degree to Biomedical Science in the eyes of employers, especially the NHS or for postgraduate study?

    And if i wanted to go into lab work, would it be safer to pick from the Biomedical Science offers I have, or would Biomedicine be sufficient?

    Any advice would be appreciated
    I have just finished a top up in Biomedical Science in December - do NOT aim for that, it's useless, I'm going to struggle If you want an NHS career, I'd try for an Applied Biomedical Science course or whatever the one is that gets you HPC accredited straight out of uni.
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    Thanks for the advice guys. I'll give it some more thought. The tutor on the offer day was saying a majority of students do go into lab work, just unsure if he meant NHS because it's not IBMS accredited.
    Sprockette, why? surely you're now fully qualified?
 
 
 

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