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Hello,
I was wondering whether an accredited 4 year biomedical science course with HCPC portfolio and placement would be enough to get into a biomedical scientist job at a hospital? Or would I need to progress to a postgraduate degree in order to get in? Any advice would be great, thanks
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Hi there Teenagedaydream

It would depend whether you were looking for a specialised job within the Biomedical Science profession or whether you were looking to be a Biomedical Scientist in the NHS. For the latter, it would definitely be enough, the most important things are the accreditation and the experience and if there is any extra opportunities within the course you take to get more experience, definitely go for it as this will improve your chances. For the former, you would be likely to need to take a Masters in the particular specialism that you were interested in.

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Oh that’s great then, as I’m just wanting to be a biomedical scientist in the NHS. Thank you for the advice.
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The issue with the 4 year courses is 99% have you battle it out for the placement you want, and there's usually very few NHS placements. If you don't get a NHS placement you're stuffed.

Look at BSc Healthcare Science (Life Science). It's a 3 year course AND includes your HCPC registration, so you graduate as a HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist.
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(Original post by St George's, University of London)
Hi there Teenagedaydream

It would depend whether you were looking for a specialised job within the Biomedical Science profession or whether you were looking to be a Biomedical Scientist in the NHS. For the latter, it would definitely be enough, the most important things are the accreditation and the experience and if there is any extra opportunities within the course you take to get more experience, definitely go for it as this will improve your chances. For the former, you would be likely to need to take a Masters in the particular specialism that you were interested in.

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is st georges ibms accredited?
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is st georges ibms accredited?
Hi prinqle

Unfortunately I don't know the answer to this - you'd be best off directing it to [email protected]

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(Original post by prinqle)
is st georges ibms accredited?
Have you looked on the university’s course page? It says so on there.
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