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BSc in Medical Bioscience

This course is available to students in Singapore only.

Why Choose This Course?

  • Emphasis on human and applied aspects of biology 
  • Consistently high levels of student satisfaction from previous graduates 
  • An Honours degree awarded by Aston University
  • Part-time study with courses in the evenings
  • 18-month programme
  • Academic content provided by Aston academics supported by tutors at EASB
  • Opportunity to graduate on Aston's campus once you have successfully completed the course 

 

The BSc Medical Bioscience programme is an 18-month, honours degree programme delivered in Singapore through a collaboration between Aston University (UK) and the East Asia Institute of Management, Singapore (EASB).

Students with appropriate diploma qualifications will enter the programme at stage 2, and will undertake 240 credits of study in an 18 month period.

On successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded with a BSc Medical Bioscience by Aston University.

Admission requirements: Students with approved diplomas in Medical Bioscience or related disciplines will be admitted to stage 2 of the program. Students will normally require to hold an approved diploma, and a GCSE in English. Students without an appropriate GCSE qualification will have to take IELTS or TOEFL test.

You must contact EASB if you are interested in this programme. Details below.

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Medical Bioscience students undertake six blocks of study, arranged into three 80 credit semesters.

There are up to four admissions to the course per year.

Each semester is of 6 months duration, ensuring that the course can be completed in 18 months. 


Subject guide & modules


Semester A

Block 1

Human Physiology - provides a detailed study of the mechanisms and processes through which the body achieves and maintains homeostasis

Cell Biology - provides a basic introduction to cellular components and processes involved in the birth, life and death of cells

Biomedical Key academic skills - provides the student with the opportunity to develop key academic research skills in preparation for their inderpendent learning during the course, and their research project

Molecular Biology - provides students with a basic introduction to the nature, properties, structure, function and replication of genes

Block 2

Immunology - provides the student with an understanding of the immune system as an integrated system of tissues, cells and molecules

Nutrition and Dietetics - provides the student with the basic concepts in human nutrition and dietetics including macronutrients, obesity, vitamins and minerals, food allergy and diabetes

Medical Biochemistry - provides a detailed study of the application of chemical and biochemical methods to the study of disease

Metabolism - provides the student with an understanding of major pathways of intermediary metabolism and their integration and regulation

Semester B

Block 3

Molecular Pathology - examines some of the molecular mechanisms involved in cell growth, differentiation, maturation and senescence 

 Cellular pathology - provides students with a comprehensive overview of the key concepts, techniques and current laboratory practice in histopathology and cytopathology thereby allowing students to develop an understanding of the role this discipline plays in the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of disease

Endocrinology - provides a detailed study of the endocrine system, extending and developing information covered in earlier parts of the course

Molecular genetics - aims to progress students through a study of molecular genetics as associated with prokaryotes and eukaryotes

Block 4

Microbiology - provides the student with an introduction to bacterial physiology, pathogenicity, infectious diseases and clinical microbiology

Clinical and food Microbiology - provides a comprehensive view of the pathogenesis and diagnosis of infectious disease within the community and hospital setting and a study of the relationship between food and health including the scientific, technical and manufacturing factors which influence food quality and safety

Semester C

Block 5

Biological Basis of Human Disease - considers the basic biological principles underlying the development of diseases in humans including obesity, cancer, motor neurone diseases, growth disorders, disease of the heart, liver, lungs, gastrointestinal tract and kidneys

Applied and Molecular Biology -provides students with an introduction to the nature, properties, structure, function and replication of genes and an in-depth explanations of genetic engineering techniques and their applications

Haematology / Transfusion Science - provides an in depth study of pathophysiology of haematological disorders

Biomedical research project - students will undertake a research project using the systematic review methodology.  Research projects will be undertaken on topics relevant to biomedical science practice and will address the evidence base for practice

Block 6

Biomedical Technology - provides an insight into the importance of tissue culture and enzymology in Biomedical Science

Advanced Immunology - builds on information learnt in teaching block 2

Biomedical research project - students will undertake a research project using the systematic review methodology.  Research projects will be undertaken on topics relevant to biomedical science practice and will address the evidence base for practice

We use a range of assessment methods, although the typical methods are coursework and an end of year examination.  Exams generally take the form of an unseen essay, short answer and multiple choice questions.  Learning materials are provided through Aston virtual learning environment. Students learning is also supported by tutorials delivered by EASB. 
  • Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) using Blackboard 8 software to support learning
  • Learning resources – such as up to date key texts, scientific journals and E-journals and databases, CD-ROMs and media publications.

Please contact EASB if you have any questions: enquiries@easb.edu.sg

You can view the EASB website via this link: EASB

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