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Dual Accreditation for Biomedical Science courses

Leeds Beckett University’s Biomedical Sciences courses have become the latest of just a handful of university courses to be accredited by both the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and the Royal Society of Biology (RSB).

Biomedical Sciences

To work as a biomedical scientist in the UK, you must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Our IBMS degree accreditation ensures our degree courses have a curriculum that meets the HCPC standards of proficiency for biomedical scientists. This accreditation also ensures you will receive a wide-ranging, research-informed scientific education and you will develop practical skills and experience that employers value. This programme will enable you to apply to register as a biomedical scientist after completing the IBMS certificate of competence portfolio in a suitable IBMS approved lab.

Dr Wayne Roberts, Course Director for Biomedical Sciences in the School of Health at Leeds Beckett University, said: “This new accreditation means our students are being supported in their future careers in Biomedical Sciences.

"We have also appointed state registered clinical practitioners to teach on our courses alongside our qualified academics. This allows our students to benefit from the first-hand experience these staff have of being Biomedical and Clinical Scientists.

"These newly appointed staff will help provide career guidance for those wishing to follow these routes, and will help ensure we continue to teach a curriculum relevant to the health care sector.

Leeds Beckett continues to invest in its students’ facilities and has recently opened a brand new £750,000 biomedical sciences research laboratory.

Find out more about the Biomedical Sciences courses we offer.

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