Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Medical Bioscience (Top-up)

Biomedical sciences is a dynamic and changing field because of the rapid advancement and unrelenting progress in science, medicine and healthcare. It applies biological science to medicine. The BSc (Hons) Medical Bioscience is a 18-month Top-up degree programme designed by Aston University, one of the Top universities in UK, and offered through the East Asia Institute of Management provides an academic progression pathway for Bio-medical and Life Sciences related diploma holders. 

It provides and equips students with the training and professional skills and technical knowledge necessary for suitable employment in biomedical science.  Biomedical scientists need to be knowledgeable, motivated and innovative.  You will graduate from this course as a skilled scientist with these traits. A strong theme of professional development is central to your learning to enhance your growth as a scientist and improve your employability.

Programme Objective

To provide a cutting-edge, modern and  relevant degree programme in Biomedical Sciences.

To help develop the knowledge, skills and understanding of the professional biomedical scientist.

To promote an awareness of the application of biomedical science knowledge to human health and welfare.

To produce graduates whose skills and qualities equip them for a role in a range of biomedical science disciplines and research in the allied health professions.

Progression Pathway
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Medical Bioscience (Top-up)
Mode & Duration
Part-time 18 months
Jan / Apr / Jul / Sep
Average Teacher-Student Ratio
• Mid - Sessional Test/ Course work Test/ Virtual Learning Environment
• End of Module Examination.- Closed Book Examination.
  • 1. Human Physiology
    • This module outlines the principles of homeostatic control mechanisms operating at molecular, cellular, tissue, organ and whole body levels. It also explains cellular homeostasis, nutrient and energy balance, thermoregulation and cardiovascular homeostasis. The module aims to investigate homeostatic principles applied to selected physiological systems, to illustrate mechanisms and processes through which the human body maintains the constancy of the internal environment
  • 2. Cell Biology
    • This module aims to provide an introduction to cellular components and processes involved in the birth, life and death of cells. It also looks at a range of biological analytical techniques used for elucidating cellular structure and function. The role of abnormal cellular function in pathology is also highlighted in this module.
  • 3. Biomedical Key Academic, Skills statistics and research methods
    • This module aims to develop a range of skills related to medical science and research. This includes: enabling students to identify appropriate research designs and analysis of protocols to answer specific research questions; familiarising students with techniques to avoid plagiarism and its importance in research; allowing students to analyse secondary data through the use of appropriate statistics; and developing in students the ability to critically evaluate primary literature.
  • 4. Molecular Biology
    • This module aims to provide an introduction to the identity of genes, the nature and properties of nucleic acids and proteins and to explain how these molecules work together in gene expression and DNA replication. In this module, basic level chemistry will be used to explain how the structure of these biological macromolecules results in their activities. Experimental evidence will also be provided to demonstrate how our current knowledge was derived. Emphasis will be placed on the fact that molecular biology is still an experimental science.
  • 5. Immunology
    • This module aims to provide a sound understanding of the immune system as an integrated system of tissues, cells and molecules. It also focuses on clarifying the functions of the immune system in health and disease. The concept of how dysfunction of the immune system is associated with disease is also explored in this module. Through this module students are made to critically examine current and future therapeutics for these diseases.
  • 6. Medical Biochemistry
    • This module aims to consolidate students’ understanding of the application, value and limitations of biochemical tests in clinical medicine. Through this module, students are exposed to how biochemical tests are selected and how they are interpreted. In this module students are encouraged to examine statistical procedures relevant to interpretation of clinical biochemical data and to quality control.
  • 7. Metabolism
    • This module aims to discuss the layout of major pathways of intermediary metabolism and to understand their regulation and integration. It also focuses on consolidating understanding of metabolic adaptations to acute and sustained exercise and to fasting.
  • 8. Molecular Pathology
    • This module aims to examine molecular mechanisms of cellular adaptation to environment and to study examples of disease arising from dysfunction at the genetic, transcriptional or translational level
  • 9. Cellular Pathology
    • This module aims to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the key concepts, techniques and current laboratory practice in Cellular Pathology (Histopathology and Cytopathology). The module will allow students to develop an understanding of the role this biomedical science discipline plays in the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of disease
  • 10. Applied Molecular Biology
    • This course aims to give an in-depth understanding of research methodologies applied in modern molecular biology. It is intended primarily as preparation for postgraduate research, but also serves to highlight and consolidate understanding of the key processes applied within the biotech industry.
  • 11. Molecular Genetics
    • This module take students through a study of molecular genetics as associated with prokaryotes and eukaryotes. On completion of the module students should have a comprehensive understanding about the nature and character of prokaryote and eukaryote genomes, aspects of their continuing evolution, protocols for their manipulation and associated consequences.
  • 12. Microbiology
    • The aim of this module is to introduce the subject of microbiology and to demonstrate the importance of microbes in human infection. It also aims to equip the students with the knowledge of methods used to isolate and identify microbes causing infection and to select appropriate antibiotics for the treatment of infections.
  • 13. Clinical Microbiology and infectious disease
    • A. Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease The aim of this part of the module is to provide an overview of microbiology and infectious diseases within the community and hospital setting. B. Food Microbiology The aim of this part of the module is for the student to develop an appreciation of the relationship between food and health, and an understanding of the role of a biomedical scientist in the isolation of foodborne pathogens from food and clinical samples implicated in outbreaks of foodborne disease.
  • 14. Biomedical Research Project
    • This is an individual project involving the preparation of a project proposal and research work within a key biomedical sciences discipline. The research will involve generation, critical review and analysis of data.
  • 15. Biological Basis of Human Disease
    • The aim of this module is to equip students with advanced theoretical knowledge of aspects of the biological basis of human disease (pathobiology). Students should be able to reflect on and integrate information learned in specific clinical modules.
  • 16. Endocrinology
    • The aim of this module is to impart sound, advanced knowledge of the human endocrine system in both health and disease. Students will gain considerable knowledge of diagnostic and research methods as applied to the endocrine laboratory.
  • 17. Biomedical Technology
    • This module is designed to discuss detail some of the more important biological techniques and how they are applied at the basic level by laboratory researchers and how they are exploited in industrial processes. The module draws heavily on in-vitro tissue culture and enzymes. There are also discussions on gene therapy, modern genetic engineering methodologies and monoclonal antibodies.
  • 18. Advanced Immunology
    • The aim of this course is to equip students with advanced theoretical knowledge of the role of the immune system in health and disease. It also highlights the modern day techniques used for the immunological analyses.
  • 19. Clinical haematology and transfusion sciences
    • The module aims to teach the biology underlying the pathophysiology of haematological disorders and the interpretation of clinical data. Upon completion of the module, the student is able to describe the normal functioning of haematological systems; describe the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of haematological disorders; describe the preparation and uses of blood products, and the risks associated with their use.

Semester 1
Block 1

1. Human Physiology
2. Cell Biology
3. Biomedical Key Academic Skills – Statistics and Research Methods
4. Molecular Biology

Block 2
5. Immunology
6. Endocrinology
7. Medical Biochemistry
8. Metabolism

Semester 2
Block 3

9. Molecular Pathology
10. Cellular Pathology
11. Molecular Genetics

Block 4
12. Microbiology
13. Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease 

Semester 3
Block 5

14. Biomedical Research Project
15. Biological Basis of Human Disease
16. Clinical Haematology and Transfusion Science
17. Applied Molecular Biology

Block 6
18. Advanced Immunology
19. Biomedical Technology 


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