Wondering difference btween undergrad bio related degrees?

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I was wondering what the differences were between the undergraduate biology degrees (BSc Biological Sciences, Medical Biosciences and Biomedical Science) in terms of content and employability/career paths. Can anyone help?
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Also, what career paths could an undergrad degree in microbiology open up?
Would I be able to get a job after with the 3 year degree (idk whether microbiology is HIPCC degree)
I know at Imperial I can do Biological sciences and then specialise in microbiology since the two degrees are in the same department but is this the case for all unis?
Also could I do Medical biosciences or biomedical science and specialise in microbiology halfway through the degree? If so does this affect any career paths?
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Also, How can i check if an undergrad degree is NHS accredited?
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Medical biosciences and biomedical science degrees are more human health and disease related (not so sure about medical biosciences, but I'd think so) and biological sciences contain more evolution, plant biology, biodiversity etc. Biological sciences degrees are more tailorable as far as I understand (you can focus on evolution cell biology , plants molecular or even medical if you want to).
Biomedical science is atleast for the 1st year broad medical science (anatomy, (bio)chemistry, cell biology, genetics, pathology of diseases etc) and then you can start picking out modules that interest you more, giving you the option to specialise more.
I am doing biomedical degree and I'm specializing atm in medical microbiology in my final year where as some are going for haematology or genetics.
If you want to work with the NHS after biomedical degree, check that the course is accredited by the IBMS (Institute of biomedical science). The unis should advertise it on their website if it is.
If you want to work in medical microbiology I'd say biomedical or medical bioscience degree is more suitable than biological.
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(Original post by Pikkukaveri)
Medical biosciences and biomedical science degrees are more human health and disease related (not so sure about medical biosciences, but I'd think so) and biological sciences contain more evolution, plant biology, biodiversity etc. Biological sciences degrees are more tailorable as far as I understand (you can focus on evolution cell biology , plants molecular or even medical if you want to).
Biomedical science is atleast for the 1st year broad medical science (anatomy, (bio)chemistry, cell biology, genetics, pathology of diseases etc) and then you can start picking out modules that interest you more, giving you the option to specialise more.
I am doing biomedical degree and I'm specializing atm in medical microbiology in my final year where as some are going for haematology or genetics.
If you want to work with the NHS after biomedical degree, check that the course is accredited by the IBMS (Institute of biomedical science). The unis should advertise it on their website if it is.
If you want to work in medical microbiology I'd say biomedical or medical bioscience degree is more suitable than biological.
What the dominating subject in biomedical science ? Is it biology or chemistry?
I don't like chemistry at all but I love biology, do u recommend me doing this course?
Thanks !!
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What the dominating subject in biomedical science ? Is it biology or chemistry?
I don't like chemistry at all but I love biology, do u recommend me doing this course?
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The amount of chemistry is dependent on the uni you'll go to, but it won't be a small amount at any uni. Statistics and chemistry are very important as these help you in the experimental project/dissertation in final year.
I had 1 core module in year 1 where we focused on chemistry, physics and math (and lab skills) . Year 2, 1 core module where we focused on statistics and chemistry (and lab skills).
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What the dominating subject in biomedical science ? Is it biology or chemistry?
I don't like chemistry at all but I love biology, do u recommend me doing this course?
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Most middle to lower ranked unis wont normally assume you have chemistry knowledge beforehand, but I would reccomend it to As level at least.
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