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School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences

Course structure

The modules listed below for the Biomedical Sciences BSc are based upon both the Queen Mary University of London Biomedical Sciences programme and the current Nanchang University preclinical curriculum. Modules are assigned to QMUL and NCU for delivery. Where QMUL is responsible for modules it will be responsible for the delivery of lectures and 'non-lecture/discussion' teaching, and responsible for the design and supervision of the laboratory based practical teaching.

QMUL clock tower

Students on the Joint programme are also awarded a degree in Clinical Biomedicine, with the clinical teaching taking place mainly in year 4.

The credits listed for each module are based upon the NCU credit system, which differs from the QMUL/UK system. Most modules are 5.5 credits which equals 15 credits at QMUL.

The students will take additional modules that are compulsory (mainly military training and political courses), but these will not be included when considering the Queen Mary University of London degree. It has been agreed that all QMUL modules will be approved via QMUL quality assurance procedures, and all NCU modules via NCU quality assurance procedures, as is the case for other TNE partnership programmes.

Modules for dual award degree in Biomedical Sciences at Nanchang University

Year 1

  • The Human Cell (QMUL)
  • College English (NCU)
  • Histology and Histopathology (NCU)
  • Physiology (NCU)
  • Human Anatomy (QMUL)
  • Basic Medical Genetics (QMUL)
  • Academic and Clinical Skills (QMUL)

Year 2

  • Essential Biochemistry for Medicine (QMUL)
  • Fundamentals of Neurobiology (QMUL)
  • Basic and Applied Pharmacology (QMUL)
  • Medical Microbiology (NCU)
  • Techniques in Biomedical Sciences (QMUL)
  • Clinical Chemistry (QMUL)
  • Molecular Clinical Microbiology (QMUL)
  • Basic Immunology (QMUL)
  • Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics (QMUL)
  • Academic and Clinical Skills (QMUL)

Year 3

  • Biomedical Research Project or Investigative Skills for the Biomdeical Sciences (QMUL)
  • Endocrine Physiology and Biochemistry (QMUL)
  • Human Genetics and Genomics (QMUL)
  • Cancer Biology (QMUL)
  • Developmental Biology and Cell Signalling (QMUL)
  • Patholgy (QMUL)
  • Precision Medical Sciences (QMUL)
  • Medical Statistics (NCU - Nanchang University Degree onlu)


Years 1-3 (Clinical Biomedicine degree)

Years 4-5 (Clinical Biomedicine degree)


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