Your complete guide to studying Biomedicine

Everything you need to know about studying Biomedicine in 2023

part of Medicine & Health

Biomedicine studies the human body, and analyses the prevention, development, and impact of chronic diseases and genetic disorders on our health. Some of the core concepts used in Biomedicine come from areas like Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Anatomy, Physiology, and Genetics.

Biomedicine and Biomedical Sciences are often used interchangeably, but there is no clear agreement on whether they are synonyms or different disciplines. Some universities only offer Biomedicine degrees, others only Biomedical Sciences, but courses are very similar. Other medical schools include both types of degrees, with various big or small differences in the curriculum.

Typical Biomedicine classes include General Chemistry, Molecular Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Gene Engineering, Metabolism in Health and Disease, Anatomy, Pathology, Immunology, etc.

In the US and Canada, where you need a Bachelor’s diploma before going to medical school, Biomedicine is a popular undergraduate degree for students who want to become doctors or work in the healthcare sector.

Career opportunities include areas that interact with medicine and health, such as engineering-based fields that solve biological and medical problems. Biomedical scientists work out a range of analytical and practical laboratory tests in order to contribute to the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Graduates are qualified to also work in academic research, pharmaceutical industry.

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