Biomedical Science - HND
This course is for International Students only.
The Higher National Diploma is a nationally recognised qualification, which will enable you to work in a wide range of science environments.
You will study the fundamental principles of Biomedical Science through a range of units, which blend theory with practical skills and personal development.
You will receive a broad introduction to Biomedical Science with an integrated approach to laboratory investigation, a feature that is popular with prospective students.
You are introduced to the sciences required for the study of Biomedical Science including Biochemistry, Microbiology, Physiology and Cell Biology.
You will extend the knowledge acquired in the first year into the vocational areas of Biomedical Science including Medical Biochemistry, Medical and Public Health Microbiology, Disorders of Cells and Tissues.
Past graduates of HND Biomedical Science have found employment in industrial, biotechnology, medical and food laboratories or have gone on to obtain higher qualifications.
A Higher National Diploma award allows graduates of this course to transfer to the final year of the BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science in the School. This allows honours graduates after successfully completing appropriate training to work in a hospital pathology laboratory as a State Registered Biomedical Scientist.
Applicants should have at least three GCSEs including English, Maths and Science plus one of the following:
- 40 points at A Level or Scottish Advanced Higher to include Biology or Chemistry
- BTEC National Award 40 points in Science
- 40 points within the Irish Leaving Certificate at Highers to include Biology or Chemistry (C2 minimum grade considered)
- 40 points to include Biology or Chemistry with Welsh Baccalaureate core considered as 2nd subject
- Pass Access with 45 credits at Level 3 within a Science area
- Qualifications equivalent to the above
We also welcome applications from students with qualifications equivalent to the above or from those who do not hold formal qualifications but have experience in a relevant area.
If you do not meet the above entry requirements, the ‘Foundation leading to BSc Health Sciences’ is available one year full-time and will provide you with a relevant qualification that will allow you to progress to this HND upon successful completion. For further information about the Foundation course, please click here.
Please note that Applications to HND Biomedical Science are to be made directly to the International Office.
School: Cardiff School of Health Sciences
Course Length: Two years full-time
You will be continuously assessed throughout the course with projects, practical work, assignments and examinations which all contribute to the final award.
Selection is normally based on a completed UCAS application.
For information on additional costs relating to this programme please refer to www.uwic.ac.uk/additionalcosts