Keele University

Keele University

Biomedical Blood Science

The main aim of the programme is to provide multidisciplinary, Master's level postgraduate training in biomedical blood science. This will involve building on existing, undergraduate knowledge in basic science and applying it to clinical, diagnostic and research applications relevant to clinical biochemistry, medical immunology and haematology. Intended learning outcomes of the programme reflect what successful students should know, understand or to be able to do by the end of the programme. The overarching course aims are as follows: to develop students' knowledge and understanding of different theoretical perspectives, methodological approaches, research interests and practical applications within blood science; to explore and explicitly critique the clinical, diagnostic and research implications within the fields of clinical biochemistry, medical immunology and haematology, and to place this in the context of a clinical laboratory, fully considering the potential implications for patients, health workers and research alike; to develop a critical awareness of biomedical ethics and to fully integrate these issues into project management including grant application and business planning; to support student autonomy and innovation by providing opportunities for students to demonstrate originality in developing or applying their own ideas; to direct students to integrate a complex knowledge base in the scrutiny and accomplishment of professional problem-solving scenarios and project development; to enable student acquirement of advanced laboratory practical competencies and high level analytical skills; to promote and sustain communities of practice that allow students to share best practice, encourage a multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving and to develop extensive communication skills, particularly their ability to convey complex, underpinning knowledge alongside their personal conclusions and rationale to specialist and non-specialist listeners; to provide students with a wide range of learning activities and a diverse assessment strategy in order to fully develop their employability and academic skills, ensuring both professional and academic attainment.

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to hold either a 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree in biomedical science, or equivalent life science bachelor programme. Applications from candidates who do not meet this criteria, but can demonstrate appropriate professional qualifications and/or experience will also be considered. Note that applicants who have attained the IBMS Specialist Diploma may be eligible to enrol with accredited prior certified learning with reduced tuition fees and limited module exemption. International applicants are expected to have a attained an IELTS score of at least 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: biomedical ethics and grant proposal; project management and business planning; advanced laboratory techniques; research methodologies; case studies in blood science 1; case studies in blood science 2; clinical pathology 1; clinical pathology 2; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment design is largely driven by a number of key principles which include: promotion of independent learning, student autonomy, responsibility for personal learning and development of innovation and originality within one's chosen area of interest. Note that not all modules culminate in a final examination.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,865 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,865 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,865 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,585 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,865 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,865 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,225 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,225 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,225 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,225 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,225 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Hospital North Staffordshire Stoke on Trent ST4 7PA West Midlands

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