Taught course

Biomedical Sciences

University of Greenwich · School of Science

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have: A BSc degree or equivalent together with relevant working experience OR appropriate qualifications and experience gained within the NHS or in an equivalent healthcare setting. Applicants are also expected to be registered practitioners and will normally have completed 4 structured online learning modules from Biomed Online Learning Programme P12556

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Biomedical Science (Online) is a part-time, distance learning programme designed for students working in a hospital/laboratory setting.
The programme comprises 4 structured stand-alone online learning modules from Biomed Online Learning Programme P12556 and a workplace based project

Students apply for the MSc programme after completing four online modules and once they have their project idea approved. The project is conceived by the individual but carefully scrutinised by a suitably qualified team drawn from the university and workplace before implementation and normally conducted in the workplace under guidance of a suitably qualified practitioner, and the whole overseen by an academic supervisor from the university. This helps to ground the programme with relevance to workplace requirements.

The online learning modules each offer Continuing Professional Development credits and each has been designed to be relevant to workplace practice. Students are given a free choice of modules, currently sixteen, so that they can tailor their studies to the needs of their workplace and their individual areas of interest. The online modules run for two intakes each year - October to January, and April to July.

The programme is not intended to be an ‘end point’ in an individual’s personal development, but as a stage from which they can continue career development and increase their potential to make greater contributions to overall employer needs.

The Biomed Online Learning programme is managed by a consortium of NHS Trusts, Pathology Joint Ventures, Public Health England and the University of Greenwich.


  • Project
  • Four options chosen from: Advanced Human Genetics; Analysis of Nucleic Acids; Blood Transfusion; Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Analysis in Healthcare Settings; Clinical Data Interpretation; Diagnosis of Breast Cancer; Governance and Risk Management; Immunocytochemistry in Diagnostic Cellular Pathology; Implementing Advanced Quality Management; Lung Disease; Management of Healthcare Associated Infection; Managing Learning and Development in Healthcare; Point of Care Testing; Quality Systems Management; Renal Disease; Robotics and Automation.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12-24 months

Course contact details

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