Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Sciences
The Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Sciences, delivered by the Faculties of Biosciences and Medicine at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, combines training in biology and medicine and focuses on the biological bases of human pathologies.
The degree prepares its students for biomedical research. The aim is for the students to understand the relationship between molecular mechanisms and biological functions, and be able to apply this knowledge to key issues in health and human pathologies. They learn techniques and methodologies used to study the biological bases of diseases, their diagnosis and monitoring, and the appropriate treatments for each case.
Career prospects for graduates are good, thanks to the efforts made by public administration and private enterprise in Catalonia.
The degree is aimed at students interested in human biology and in discovering its functions, the origins of diseases and how the organism responds to these, as well as the technological applications which can be used in biology and medicine.
It is also addressed to those professionally interested in the fields of basic research or in the pharmaceutical or diagnostics industry, and in particular healthcare services, both in the R&D sector and in applied technologies.
It is highly recommendable to have a good level in Biology and to have taken mathematics, Physics and Chemistry in upper secondary school. We also recommend that students should have a good level of English.
Multiple career options are expected to open up for graduates in this subject, covering the whole spectrum of jobs related to biology and basic biomedicine.
The non-clinical healthcare sector (pharmaceutical industry, basic and applied research, diagnostics laboratory etc.) is the primary destination of graduates in Biomedical Science. However, new profiles are emerging that are suitable for them:
- Manager in intellectual property. Exploiting and disseminating findings and patents.
- Executing projects ( product development , business opportunities, markets).
- Expert in health and communication (including ICT) on biomedical topics.
- Expert on processes. Innovation in productive processes that incorporate criteria of sustainability and safety.
- Expert on hygiene and food safety.
- Expert on genomics and bioinformatics.
- Expert on biology of systems.
Expert on Translational Research.
EvaluationECTS methodology consists of continued assessment of all academic work done by students.
TimetablesMornings and afternoons
Faculty of Medicine
Number of credits: 240
Duration: 4 years
Period of study: Annual
Part-time or full-time: Full-time dedication. Part-time option available.
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