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I'm applying for universities this year. I don't know which course I want to do between biochemistry and biomedical sciences. Please if you are currently doing the course or have done any of theses courses could you tell me where you studied, how you found it, and things you wish someone had told you? And what might be the key differences between the courses? Thank you in advance
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Studying Biomedical Science at Aston University, and I wish someone had told me theres quite a lot of focus on genetics, and minimal focus on chemistry.
Biomedical Science aims to give you a holistic understanding of the physiology of a cell and a basic knowledge of the bodies functionality and mechanics.
My modules thus far have been: physiology, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, biotechnology amongst others.
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(Original post by DavidYorkshireFTW)
Studying Biomedical Science at Aston University, and I wish someone had told me theres quite a lot of focus on genetics, and minimal focus on chemistry.
Biomedical Science aims to give you a holistic understanding of the physiology of a cell and a basic knowledge of the bodies functionality and mechanics.
My modules thus far have been: physiology, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, biotechnology amongst others.
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It does help a little bit thank you
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(Original post by Badassbunny)
It does help a little bit thank you
I study Biomedical Science at UWE and my modules last year were Anatomy and Physiology (Basically a lot of human anatomy), Biomedical Skills (*iss easy module which was mostly maths, chemistry and a few things on radiation/how X-Rays, MRI and CAT Scans work), Pathophysiology of Disease (A LOT of diseases, diagnosis, cures, animal reservoirs and life cycles (mainly parasites) and being able to diagnose, grade and stage cancers plus cell biology such as apoptosis and necrosis, by far the hardest module) and Cell Genetics and Biochemistry, does what it says on the tin.

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I did BSc Biomedical Sciences and now PhD Pharmacology and Toxicology - Biochemistry is more biology but with a focus on chemistry - no longer do enzymes have the induced fit, they have specific conformations and weak intramolecular forces holding the desired substrate in place.
It's a narrower degree but the focus is on more applied chemistry to cells, diseases, drugs, processes.

Biomedical Science broadly teaches the four biomed disciplines - Medical microbiology, haematology, histopathology and clinical biochemistry as well as various options depending on universities.
I studied cancer, cell biology, virology, disease mechanisms and therapeutics, drug design and pharmacology.
Basically, you wouldn't study micro organisms or haematology/histology in a Biochemistry degree but many many things are fair game in a biomed degree. It has to have the basics in those four above but then the other modules can be anything.
I went to a university though where we shared 80% of all modules with biochemists and we had 2 modules of "Biomedical Sciences I & II" so there was (and probably is in a lot of unis) a lot of overlap between the two.

In short, Biochem has slightly more depth of knowledge with a slant on chemistry, Biomed is breadth of knowledge but there is often a Venn-diagram like component to both of them. Biomedical science (if it is accredited by the IBMS) is also the main route to becoming a registered biomedical scientist in the UK.
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