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    Does anyone have any experience of doing a BSc in Biochemistry, then going on to be a biomedical scientist?
    My degree was not IBMS accredited, so I'm wondering if I should do the 'top up modules' (after I send off an application and they tell me which ones to do) or should I do an accredited MSc in Biomedical Science/something similar?
    Any help would be great as I'm finding it a bit confusing as there's not too much info out there regarding postgraduate Biomedical Science courses and accreditation etc...
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    (Original post by Danielleleeds5)
    Does anyone have any experience of doing a BSc in Biochemistry, then going on to be a biomedical scientist?
    My degree was not IBMS accredited, so I'm wondering if I should do the 'top up modules' (after I send off an application and they tell me which ones to do) or should I do an accredited MSc in Biomedical Science/something similar?
    Any help would be great as I'm finding it a bit confusing as there's not too much info out there regarding postgraduate Biomedical Science courses and accreditation etc...
    Thanks!
    Unfortunately you've made a crucial mistake if you want to become a Biomedical Scientist. The HCPC will not accept an IBMS-accredited Master's because it misses out key content that would be studied at undergraduate level.

    You need to do the Top-Up modules, and unfortunately I suspect they will be expensive for you given that your degree essentially covers 1 small area of the content they want you to cover. It is quite plausable that they may even tell you that you need to study a second degree. You've covered biochemistry, yes, but you've missed genetics, microbiology, cellular pathology, haematology, tranfusion science, immunology etc. The HCPC registration portfolio is a generic portfolio. Once you have that you can work as a BMS in any discipline. They can't have somebody who has only studied Biochemistry working in a Microbiology laboratory.
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    Unfortunately you've made a crucial mistake if you want to become a Biomedical Scientist. The HCPC will not accept an IBMS-accredited Master's because it misses out key content that would be studied at undergraduate level.

    You need to do the Top-Up modules, and unfortunately I suspect they will be expensive for you given that your degree essentially covers 1 small area of the content they want you to cover. It is quite plausable that they may even tell you that you need to study a second degree. You've covered biochemistry, yes, but you've missed genetics, microbiology, cellular pathology, haematology, tranfusion science, immunology etc. The HCPC registration portfolio is a generic portfolio. Once you have that you can work as a BMS in any discipline. They can't have somebody who has only studied Biochemistry working in a Microbiology laboratory.
    I see, thanks for your reply
    Would having done microbiology, genetics modules etc not even be enough? I have done Genetics, Molecular biology, cellular biology, microbiology, cancer biology, immunology, bioinformatics, physiology and epidemiology over the course of my degree.
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    (Original post by Danielleleeds5)
    I see, thanks for your reply
    Would having done microbiology, genetics modules etc not even be enough? I have done Genetics, Molecular biology, cellular biology, microbiology, cancer biology, immunology, bioinformatics, physiology and epidemiology over the course of my degree.
    If it's a BSc Biochemistry degree then I doubt it is to the extent that the IBMS want, but get them to assess the degree and see what they say.
 
 
 

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