What is the difference between a biomedicine and biomedical science degree? Watch

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Hey guys,

I had initially thought biomedicine and biomedical sciences were the same thing, until I was browsing through Lancaster Uni's website, and found they offer both courses individually. I'm struggling to understand the difference between the two, as the website has described them as virtually the same!

Would be great if someone can clear this up, very confused!

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So I just had a look at the website and it looks as though the first year of study is the same thing but the second and third years are slightly different.

Biomedical Science
Year 2
Core
Biochemistry
Cell Biology
Cellular Pathology
Clinical Biochemistry
Genetics
Haematology and Transfusion Science
Medical Microbiology
Practical Physiology
Year 3
Core
Cancer
Clinical Immunology
Environmental Pathogens
Medical Genetics
Pathobiology
Using your degree for career success
Optional
Cell Cycle and Stem Cells
Cell Signalling 1
Cell Signalling, Transport and Disease
Ethics in Biomedicine

Biomedicine
Year 2
Core
Biochemistry
Cell Biology
Genetics
Medical Microbiology
Optional
Biochemical Techniques
Cell Biology Techniques
Cellular Pathology
Clinical Biochemistry
DNA Technology
Haematology and Transfusion Science
Microbiological Techniques
Practical Physiology
Year 3
Core
Cancer
Ethics in Biomedicine
Medical Genetics
Using your degree for career success

Hope that helps.
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I'd say they're more or less the same. In the case of Lancaster, it looks like the biomedical sciences degree is more basic sciences focused and the biomedicine degree is more practical biomedical technologies based (the sort that an NHS biomed scientist would be expected to know about).What is confusing though is that the biomedical sciences degree is accredited by the IBMS so if you're looking for a career as a biomed scientist in the NHS then that's the one you want. Otherwise just pick the one you're more interested in.
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