Welcome to Biomedical Science at Keele

Welcome to the Biomedical Science course at Keele! Everyone on the Biomedical Science teaching team is looking forward to seeing you at the beginning of the semester and you will find the University and the School of Life Sciences to be friendly places with plenty of people to help you settle in.

Our students tell us how much they enjoy their studies, with the curriculum being described as detailed, stimulating and challenging with a good choice of modules and excellent laboratory classes and project work. The wide range of teaching methods we use is very well received and our students feel that the programme prepares them well for employment. Students identified the opportunity for industrial (and clinical) placement as being one of the highlights of the programme. All of the opportunities available to you at Keele will help you to reach your full potential and develop knowledge and skills that will help you to progress in your future career.

My colleagues and I look forward to seeing you at the start of the new academic year and  – remember, just ask if you’re not sure of something and we’ll be happy to help.

Best wishes

Glenn Hussey
Biomedical Science Programme Director

You don’t need to do any specific reading or other work in preparation for your studies before you arrive as we make sure that the necessary material is covered from the start. If you’d like to do some reading before you arrive, however, you may want to take a look at the principal textbooks for the programme, which we refer to throughout the first two years of the programme. These are:

  • Berg, JM, Tymoczko, JL, Gatto, GR and Stryer, L (2015)  Biochemistry 8th Edition WH Freeman & Co
  • Alberts, B, Johnson, A, Lewis, J, Morgan D, Raff M, Roberts, K and Walter, P (2014) Molecular Biology of the Cell 6th Edition Garland Science.

There are lots of copies of these textbooks in our library so there is no need to purchase them unless you wish to.

If you’d like to read about the roles of Biomedical Scientists in Pathology, take a look at the Institute of Biomedical Science’s website at www.ibms.org and once you’re at Keele you’ll be meeting plenty of staff who are practicing Biomedical Scientists in our local hospitals.

Other items to bring with you to university include note-taking equipment (pads of paper, pens); pencils and rubber for drawing and a basic scientific calculator (please note, though, that programmable calculators are not allowed in examinations). Many students also bring a laptop computer, which you may find useful for note taking in lectures and for preparing coursework. There are many PCs available across campus but you may find it useful for working in your room. Keele computers are currently running Windows 7 and Office 2010 (with some using Office 2016).

Monday 30/09/2019 from 14.00-15.00 Welcome to the School in HUX015

Monday 30/09/2019 from 15.00-16.00 Programme Welcome in LJ1.75

Student Services

If you have any queries, please contact the Biomedical Science programme director, Glenn Hussey