Understanding the functioning of the human body at the molecular, cellular, organ and system levels in health and disease is the ultimate aim of biomedical science.
Biomedical scientists integrate knowledge gained by research across a range of related disciplines and apply this knowledge in the analysis of disease mechanisms. The basic research carried out by biomedical scientists is fundamental for new developments and innovation in disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Biomedical scientists develop individual scientific, experimental and critical skills that have the potential to facilitate major contributions to improvements in human health and the treatment of illness.
The Biomedical Teaching Organisation supports all programmes within Edinburgh Medical School: Biomedical Sciences. If you'd like to have a chat about any of our programmes, please get in touch and we'll do our best to answer any questions you might have.