• What is biomedicine? Undergraduate Programme in Biomedical Sciences

Biomedicine is one of the most in-demand disciplines today. The healthcare sector needs the work conducted by biomedical professionals to revitalize the industry and keep moving forward. With this reality in mind, the following information explains what biomedicine is and what undergraduates study in the Undergraduate Programme in Biomedical Sciences. 

What is biomedicine?

Biomedicine is the discipline that studies the biological aspects of medicine. To do so, biomedicine analyses the cellular, genetic, molecular, and biochemical factors of the human body and the diseases that affect humans.

For this reason, biomedicine uses a series of resources coming from other branches of knowledge, such as biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics.

What is biomedicine used for?

This subject has vast potential within medicine, which in turn is subject to constant changes and increasingly greater challenges. Biomedicine can lead to change and innovation in both the field of diagnostics and therapeutic treatment.

Although the future is uncertain, biomedicine will always be necessary to keep moving forward in such an important and complex area like healthcare. Along these lines, we must remember that essential achievements such as the sequencing of the human genome are just the beginning of the enormous revolution that biomedicine can spearhead.

Help to design new treatments for known or recently emerging diseases.

Improve the likelihood of diagnosing all kinds of diseases, especially with early diagnostics.

Contribute to creating more effective, less harmful medications with fewer side effects for people.

Why study biomedicine?

By studying biomedicine, you can be part of the revolution that this subject represents in the scientific field. Furthermore, if you study this programme, you’ll join a profession with excellent opportunities to gain stable, well-paid employment, something that is not so easy in the current job market (the salary of biomedical professionals is quite high in general).

What job opportunities does biomedicine offer?

Precisely, one of the advantages of studying biomedicine is that this programme offers extensive employment options due to the growth of the adult population, the number of people with disabilities, or individuals in vulnerable situations who require greater attention from these professionals to revolutionize the healthcare sector.

After finishing their studies, biomedical professionals can work in public or private healthcare centres, public entities, medical device companies, research centres, universities, medical material industries, become teachers, and even do independent consulting

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Is studying biomedicine hard?

If you are thinking about studying biomedicine, one of the aspects that most likely concerns you is the high level of complexity involved. Like in all studies, it will depend both on your skills as well as your interest, but also on your prior knowledge about scientific subjects like physics, chemistry, and biology.

You don't need to have a specific profile to study biomedicine, but it’s true that it is useful to have a certain level of mastery of calculations and practical subjects. If this is your case and you think biomedicine is your calling, you shouldn’t have any issues with studying this programme.

What is the profile of a biomedical professional?

A person who has studied biomedicine is expected to be able to:

• Conduct medical research that makes use of biomedical instruments and tools.
• Solve problems in the field of healthcare using biological procedures.
• Analyse and apply logic in different processes.
• Dedicate extensive time to scientific research within the laboratory.

Now that you know what a career in biomedicine involves, don’t forget that IQS offers the Undergraduate Programme in Biomedical Sciences. By studying this degree, you’ll acquire both the knowledge and the skills required to provide your services in a truly exciting environment. Don’t hesitate to ask us for more information. You’ll be closer to getting your dream job!

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