Biomedical Sciences

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences Programmes

Biomedical sciences involves the study of the processes behind human health and disease and developments in the field drive and guide improvements in medical practice.

Our biomedical programmes have a common structure in Years 1 and 2 that provides a firm grounding in the knowledge, understanding and skills required for our specialist disciplines of infectious diseases, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology and reproductive biology.

In Years 3 and 4, you will focus on exploring your chosen discipline in depth. There are opportunities to transfer between disciplines at the end of Years 2 and 3.

You will be taught within an internationally respected research environment and will have the opportunity to work with our research groups.

Learn more about the programme

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.

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BSc Biomedical Sciences

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.

BSc Infectious Diseases

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Infectious disease is a major challenge to society in the developed and developing worlds.

BSc Neuroscience

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Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system, how the brain works and how cells interact to control behaviour.

BSc Pharmacology

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Pharmacology is the study of how drugs produce effects on the body to treat disorders or change bodily functions. It brings together physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology.

BSc Physiology

Physiology examines living animals and how they function, grow and reproduce. It is the study of how cells respond to changes in their environment and examines how cell functions are integrated in tissues, organs and animals.

BSc Reproductive Biology

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Reproductive biology aims to understand the scientific principles that govern reproduction in humans and other mammals.