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    Hi I am a year 12 a level student who wants to study biomedicine at uni, and I'm starting to look around. However I have no idea where to start and which universities I should visit/ look into for biodmedicine/health care science. If any past students have suggestions or anyone else that would be helpful! I'm predicted AAA btw! Also if anyone has advice on getting lab experience or biodmedical opportunities to put on my personal statement please suggest! Thankyou!
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    (Original post by caitlinamae)
    Hi I am a year 12 a level student who wants to study biomedicine at uni, and I'm starting to look around. However I have no idea where to start and which universities I should visit/ look into for biodmedicine/health care science. If any past students have suggestions or anyone else that would be helpful! I'm predicted AAA btw! Also if anyone has advice on getting lab experience or biodmedical opportunities to put on my personal statement please suggest! Thankyou!
    You don't really need work experience just a good understanding of the role. What is it you're wanting to progress into?
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    (Original post by TraineeBMS)
    You don't really need work experience just a good understanding of the role. What is it you're wanting to progress into?
    If I'm honest, my school is rubbish with providing information on STEM careers so I'm not sure what areas of biomedicine I would want to progress into. Could you offer any more insight of the type of areas?
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    (Original post by caitlinamae)
    If I'm honest, my school is rubbish with providing information on STEM careers so I'm not sure what areas of biomedicine I would want to progress into. Could you offer any more insight of the type of areas?
    You can use it as a stepping stone to a 2nd undergraduate degree, postgraduate study, graduate-entry medicine, generic.

    There is also becoming a Biomedical Scientist whom works in NHS pathology laboratories although I would strongly argue BSc Healthcare Science (Life Science) is the far better route for this.
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    (Original post by TraineeBMS)
    You can use it as a stepping stone to a 2nd undergraduate degree, postgraduate study, graduate-entry medicine, generic.

    There is also becoming a Biomedical Scientist whom works in NHS pathology laboratories although I would strongly argue BSc Healthcare Science (Life Science) is the far better route for this.
    Is there really a lot of difference for example if I did choose a uni and they only offered bio med but I wanted to pursue the NHS Route? I know there is the NHS scientist training programme?
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    (Original post by caitlinamae)
    Is there really a lot of difference for example if I did choose a uni and they only offered bio med but I wanted to pursue the NHS Route? I know there is the NHS scientist training programme?
    There is a massive difference.

    Firstly there is a difference between the PTP and the STP. To put it basic the PTP is BSc Healthcare Science and the STP is MSc Healthcare Science.

    Both are specialist courses for careers as Biomedical Scientist's (PTP) and Clinical Scientist's (STP).

    If you was to study BSc Biomedical Science for 3 years then you would have to graduate, find a NHS Band 2 job as a Medical Laboratory Assistant (£15-18k) and then ask them to support you in completing your HCPC registration portfolio. You cannot act as a Biomedical Scientist without obtaining an IBMS Certificate of Competence via your HCPC Portfolio.

    Few Universities are offering 4-year sandwich courses as the PTP is becoming more main strain.
 
 
 
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