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Biomedical science is an area of study, research and practice that deals with the human body from a biological standpoint, offering therapies and diagnostic tools for disease and other ailments through new and developed processes. Individuals in this field generally work in laboratories, working on cells and living organisms to provide models and other tools that may then be applied to a given problem.
Education and Schools
Students enrolled in a biomedical science program will receive a focused education that combines medicine and biology. Understanding of the sciences, as well as ailments, diseases and other problems that may affect the human body is a cornerstone of this field. Students will be instructed on the methodologies used for research and development. Students will generally earn at minimum a master’s degree, although doctorate level education has become more and more commonplace.
A curriculum may include:
- Research Methodology
Schools for biomedical studies should be able to offer facilities that emulate real world settings and allow student to develop real practical experience under the supervision of professionals. Schools that maintain active research projects may be even more desirable as they offer opportunities which may then be parlayed into real employment. Student should contact program or department heads to see what options available in order to better evaluate their final decisions.
Individuals choosing to pursue a career in biomedical science will typically seek employment in a laboratory or similar setting on a order to conduct research on a specific issues or group of issues. Some individuals may choose to perform their own research as part of a medical collaboration, or independently if they also hold a medical degree and license. Job growth is expected to increase in this field as demand for healthcare and newer treatments increases the amount of research and development available in the coming decade.