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Biomedical Sciences - A hands-on approach to learning

Many of our Biomedical Sciences graduates progress onto Medicine and Dentistry, and the programme is designed with this in mind. It’s co-taught between the School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

One of your core modules will be ‘Case-based Learning’, which is designed to prepare you for the active, hands-on learning style emphasised in many UK medical schools. This approach, called problem-based learning, encourages you to work both independently and in teams to analyse real clinical case histories. In so doing, you’ll develop your critical thinking, research and problem-solving skills. The assessment sessions will also prepare you for medical school-style examinations.

At the end of the module, you’ll have broadened your basic human bioscience knowledge, and will be familiar with a range of clinically important diseases and conditions caused by dysfunctional physiological, anatomical, developmental, metabolic, molecular biological and genetic processes.

Integrating this style of teaching alongside traditional lectures and seminars has many benefits. The sessions give you an opportunity to form strong relationships, learn how to communicate effectively in a group, and work in a team to tackle problems – skills which will be invaluable in any career you choose, and especially one in medicine.

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