Dr Matthew Simmonds - Programme Leader
Dr Matthew Simmonds is Programme Leader for Biomedical Science and his research involves investigating genetic predictors of long-term pancreas transplant function in people with type 1 diabetes. His specialisms include transplantation, autoimmunity, diabetes, Autoimmune Thyroid Disease, and genetics.Academic Staff List
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As part of this course, students undertake a series of hands on practical sessions focusing on a wide range of different techniques, including many that use the same equipment and techniques that are currently employed within the NHS, industry, and research laboratories to investigate disease and diagnose patients.
Students on this programme are able to undertake an optional overseas field trip as part of their third year. This will provide the opportunity to do research in a novel environment and to study local plants and animals. Destinations may vary, but have previously included the cloud forests of Ecuador, the Mankwe Wildlife Reserve in South Africa, and Peniche in Portugal.
Students who opt to undertake a field trip overseas will be expected to cover transport costs (including flight costs). These costs will vary depending on the location of the field trip. Accommodation and meals at the field sites are fully funded by the University.
Students may be required to pay for overnight stays, local travel and food close to the destination if their flights arrive the day before the team are scheduled to meet. Students may bring personal items of clothing and travel equipment, some of which may be specialised for the environment they are travelling to, and recommended medicines and travel toiletries such as anti-malaria medication, vaccinations, insect repellent and sunscreen. These costs will depend on what you choose to bring.
This degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science. The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) is the professional body for those who work within the field of biomedical science. An IBMS accredited degree programme provides students with a wide ranging, research-informed scientific education, covering the molecular, cellular and systemic basis of disease and the application of scientific principles and techniques to its investigation, diagnosis and treatment. IBMS accreditation ensures that your honours degree course meets the academic requirements for registration as a biomedical scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). In order to register as a biomedical scientist, you would need additionally to complete the IBMS registration portfolio in an approved laboratory.
This degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science. It aims to prepare graduates to work as qualified biomedical scientists on successful completion of a portfolio of competencies after gaining six to 12 months’ experience in a laboratory. Graduates also go on to a wide range of other careers across medicine, the pharmaceutical industry, research laboratories, universities, public health, and the NHS.
"The lab experience and transferable skills I have gained have given me the confidence to apply for PhDs and I now feel I can go on to something more challenging as I have these skills behind me."Joe Potter, MBio Biomedical Science graduate
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Biochemistry offers an understanding of the biological and chemical processes that allow life to thrive.
Biology is the science of life itself, exploring the structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution of living organisms.
Bioveterinary Science explores the biological processes that underlie animal health and disease.
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