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    From what tsr has told me:
    - accredited biomed gears you up for working for the nhs and 'practical' things, like urine or blood tests
    - unaccredited biomed teaches you about biology with a more research orientated focus, so can't work in a hospital but can still do work in industry and such
    - biochemistry is about really specific biological functions, like ion channels or whatever, with less of a focus on how it relates to the human body

    Is that roughly correct? And are the prospects for unaccredited biomed and biochemistry very similar?
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    (Original post by oopqoo)
    From what tsr has told me:
    - accredited biomed gears you up for working for the nhs and 'practical' things, like urine or blood tests
    - unaccredited biomed teaches you about biology with a more research orientated focus, so can't work in a hospital but can still do work in industry and such
    - biochemistry is about really specific biological functions, like ion channels or whatever, with less of a focus on how it relates to the human body

    Is that roughly correct? And are the prospects for unaccredited biomed and biochemistry very similar?
    Accredited and non-accredited biomedical science are usually very similar. My Universities BMS course is very research centered yet it is IBMS accredited. The lack of accreditation could be down to the fault of one module not meeting the criteria, or there could be absolutely no issue and it's just that the University for whatever reason never made the attempt to get it accredited since they would have to apply for it.

    In accredited BMS courses you don't really cover urine tests or anything like that, it's still really just the theory behind a lot of the practical, which is why anyone wanting to be a biomedical scientist is much better on the Healthcare Science courses where placements teach the practical side of the BMS job along with HCPC registration.
 
 
 
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