Biomedical Science is a fundamental component in medical diagnosis and research. It covers the execution of analytical methods and functional measurements in medical laboratories.

Brief programme profile

Programme type:
Bachelor Programme (full-time)
Programme duration:
6 Semester
ECTS:
180
Graduation:
Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc)
Study places/year:
43
Programme start:
The next programme starts on 16 september 2019.
Registration deadline:
1 January to 31 March 2020
Dates written entrance test:
3 April 2020
Requirements:
general university eligibility, adequate specific secondary school vocational certificate, certificate of access to higher education, relevant professional qualifications
Fees:
study fees

The Bachelor Programme „Biomedical Science“ conveys to the students all the skills and job-related know how, which they need in order to be able to carry out complex analytical process in the lab themselves and to contribute to functional measurements. Here great importance is set on the application of modern analytical technologies and of the utilisation of state-of-the-art analysis procedures.

As well as expertise in technical methodology, the students acquire socio-communicative skills such as conflict management, the ability of self-reflection, team, capacity for teamwork, role distance etc. Furthermore they learn the fundamental concepts of scientific work. In the accompanying internship the student is offered the opportunity to realise and to intensify the acquired know how under expert guidance.

The study programme is divided into modules, which are partly offered on an inter-disciplinary basis. The curriculum is characterised by a balance between in-depth theoretical education, science and work experience. Graduates of the study programme are in a position, to expertly carry out the allocated tasks, while combining the know how from the various disciplines. They have learned to act reflectively and autonomously in their professional daily routine and to act in accordance with their code of conduct.

Programme focus

The programme focus is comprised of general and job-related medical principles as well as of the relevant content from the reference sciences:

  • medical and natural-scientific principles such as anatomy, physiology, pathology, chemistry, cell biology analysis in the biomedical science lab analysis: haematology, clinical chemistry, histology, microbiology, immune haematology, cytology, immunology, molecular biology
  • functional measurements in medical laboratories
  • ethics, law, interdisciplinary approaches
  • self- and social competence
  • process- and quality Management
  • compulsory module in the applied and specific biomedical analysis /science
  • basis for scientific work
  • work experience

Biomedical Science comprises the independent and autonomous execution of analytical methods, which are necessary within the framework of the medical examination, treatment-and research institutes. The analysis procedures range from chemical analysis, automated processes to the analysis in cellular and molecular biology. The results attained form the basis for exact therapeutic measures adapted individually to the patients. Complex methodology enables the graduates to apply the varied analytical process in medicinal prevention, diagnosis, therapy monitoring and Research.

Biomedical science offers the graduates a variety of professional possibilities such as in the fields of human- and veterinary medicine, in pharmaceuticals- or in the food industry.

Business field

  • biomedical laboratories in hospitals, clinics, universities
  • institutes for pathology, hygiene and microbiology
  • institutions in the blood donor and transfusion sector
  • veterinary medicine institutes and/or universities
  • science, research and industry
  • health institutions (prevention, rehabilitation centres)

The completion of this Bachelor Programme entitles the graduate to participate in professional, but also in management or pedagogical Master Programmes in the field of the health professions.

Skills & Interests

Students should have the following skills and strengths:

  • interested in chemistry, medicine and natural sciences
  • ability to think mathematically and analytically
  • high sense of responsibility
  • mental and physical ability to cope with pressure
  • happy to continue further education and development
  • ability to work in a team and to inter-disciplinary cooperation

Further information for admission

Age

The minimum age for the Bachelor Programme is 18 years; there is no maximum age limit.

Registration deadline

Registration deadline: 1 January to 31 March 2020

Dates for the written test

Dates for the written test: 3 April 2020

Last update: 27. August 2019