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BSc (Hons) Forensic and Medical Sciences (4 years) (Sandwich)

University of Bradford
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Course UCAS code: FBK9
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  • BSc (Hons), Sandwich , Duration: 4 Years
Course Summary:
The course focuses on developing your core skills in the biological sciences, and their application in medical sciences and forensic casework. Includes: foundations of forensic and crime scene examination; normal structure and function of cells, tissues, organs and organisms, and the techniques and procedures available for their investigation; disease processes; and the limitations of forensic investigation of a range of physical evidence types. Includes a placement year.
Year 1: Cell and Tissue Biology (core), Human Genetics and Developmental Biology (core), Introductory Biochemistry (core), Introductory Microbiology (core), Principles of Forensic and Crime Scene Investigation (core), Scientific Practice 1 (core), Scientific Practice 2 (core) Year 2: Cellular Pathology (core), Clinical Biochemistry (core), Forensic Examination and Analysis of Physical Evidence (core), Medical Microbiology (core), Molecular Genetics (core), Analytical Biochemistry (option), English Legal Systems 1 (option), English Legal Systems 1 & 2 (option), Haematology and Transfusion Science (option), Immunology (option), Pathophysiology and Pharmacology of Systems 1 (option), Pathophysiology and Pharmacology of Systems 2 (option), Personal, Professional and Expert Witness Skills (option), Toxicology (option) Year 3: Industrial Placement (Diploma Industrial Studies) (core) Year 4: Interpretation & Presentation of Forensic Evidence (core), Medical Genetics (core), Research Project (core) ,Biology of Disease (option), Biometrics and Human Identification (option), Electron Microscopy (option), Forensic Anthropology (option), Introduction to Forensic Archaeology for Forensic Scientists (option), Introduction to Forensic Taphonomy (option), Introduction to the Chemistry of Human Remains (option), Research Topics 1 in Medical Cell Pathology (option), Research Topics in Medical Biochemistry 1 (option), Research Topics in Medical Microbiology 1 (option)
Assessment Methods:
You will demonstrate your achievement via written closed-book examinations using constructed- (essays, short answers) and selected response (MCQ) questions and a variety of coursework assignments, including laboratory reports, oral presentations and dissertation. The development of learning outcomes will be through involvement in laboratory, small-group workshops, case-based work and projects (individual and small group). They will be assessed by critical appraisal, case analysis and critique, case presentations, laboratory reports and dissertation. Your performance whilst in work will be assessed by your line-manager or work-place supervisor, and on completion of the placement, you will submit a written report and present a poster in the early part of the final year, both of which will also be assessed. These assessments are made to measure your communication skills in formal reports and in poster presentation to a range of audiences.
Application deadline details:

15 January

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The societies are really welcoming! The campus is compact and really fun! As for the city, new student pubs are sprouting up everywhere and there's loads of great films to see at the BIFF every year,. It may not be the most glam city in the country, but there’s plenty to see and do in Bradford and it’s great for students.

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Set for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for International at £18,420
Admissions Office - Faculty of Life Sciences Team:
Tel. 01274 236088
Email. [email protected]

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