This course allows you to develop your knowledge in pathophysiology of haematological disorders and the interpretation of clinical data. It is ideal if you wish to “top-up” your existing degree to become a registered Biomedical Scientist, or if you are looking to take a course as part of your continuing professional development.
This module is available on campus “by attendance” or via distance learning. We welcome applications from international students who are already in the UK with a valid visa; however we are not able to accept those who wish to come to the UK solely to take this course. Students taking this course by distance learning must be based in the UK.
For both modes of study, students must attend a BMS Top-up Induction session on campus in week zero (mid-September), at which we will show you how to access your university record and Blackboard (the Virtual Learning Environment). All the learning material can be accessed and the coursework assessments completed remotely via Blackboard.
For attendance, the module runs over approximately 3 weeks in Term 1, involving lectures and an on campus test. As an example, in the 2016-2017 academic year teaching and a class test took place as follows:
- 12noon to 2pm on Mondays in weeks 2 and 3 (teaching)
- 11am to 1pm and 3pm to 5pm on Tuesdays in weeks 2 and 3 (teaching)
- 3pm to 5pm on Thursdays in weeks 2 and 3 (teaching)
- 3pm to 5pm on Fridays in weeks 2 and 3 (teaching)
- Afternoon of Monday in week 4 (assessment).
Please note that this is for illustrative purposes only.
For distance learning, the study can be started 1 week earlier, but the on campus test is still essential (as an example, in the 2016-2017 academic year the test took place on the Monday afternoon after the two week teaching period). Recorded lectures are made available after they are delivered to attendance students as detailed above.
The module is examined on campus as a class test on the Monday following the teaching sessions and an exam during the January examination period.