This course allows you to develop your knowledge in clinical immunology and immunopathology. You will explore topics such as dysfunctions in immunity and immunological tests. 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 2 or 3 weeks in Term 1, involving lectures, seminars and workshops involving group discussion, and an on-line assignment. As an example, in the 2016-2017 academic year teaching took place as follows:
- 9am to 11am on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in weeks 1 and 2
- 9am to 12noon on Fridays in weeks 1 and 2
Please note that this is for illustrative purposes only.
For distance learning, the study can be spread out over the term and a week-by-week study guide is available; the seminars and workshops can be substituted by directed reading but attendance is encouraged if possible. Recorded lectures are made available after they are delivered to attendance students as detailed above.
The module is examined on campus during the January examination period.