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Text version of chart showing structure of the Biomedical Sciences course

Year 1: SUBJECTS taken by all students

  • Body and Cells
  • Genes and Molecules
  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Numerical and scientific skills

End of Year 1: Preliminary Examination

Year 2: Study tailored to students’ interests

Part 1 (first 2 terms of Year 2)

10 units from a selection including the following themes:

  • Psychological processes and disorders
  • Neuroscience
  • Cellular and systems physiology
  • Genetics and developmental biology
  • Pharmacology
  • Cellular pathology and immunology

Beginning of Term 3: Part 1 Examination

Part 2

Research Project (Term 3)

Year 3: Advanced options selected for one of two BA courses

Neuroscience

  • Systems Neuroscience
  • Cellular Neuroscience
  • Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

OR

Cell & Systems Biology

At least two options (study of more than two is allowed/encouraged) of:

  • Pharmacology and Signalling
  • Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Molecular Pathology
  • Infection
  • Immunity
  • Development and Disease
  • Cardiovascular science
  • Systems Neuroscience
  • Cellular Neuroscience
  • Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

End of Year 3: Part 2 Examination (written exam papers plus coursework submissions for specialist review and research project)

Year 4: Extended research project and participation in departmental research culture

Neuroscience

·         Systems Neuroscience

·         Cellular Neuroscience

·         Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

OR

Cell & Systems Biology

At least two options (study of more than two is allowed/encouraged) of:

·         Pharmacology and Signalling

·         Endocrinology and Metabolism

·         Molecular Pathology

·         Infection

·         Immunity

·         Development and Disease

·         Cardiovascular science

·         Systems Neuroscience

·         Cellular Neuroscience

·         Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

End of Year 3: Part 2 Examination

Year 4: Extended research project and participation in departmental research culture