About Biomedical Science
Biomedical science is the combination of biology, health, and medicine. The study of biomedical science involves learning how the body functions, as well as how it can be healthy and fight disease.
Biomedical Science Programs
In biomedical science programs, you will take many math and science courses including course in biology, chemistry, anatomy, and statistics. You will also take advanced biology courses such as biochemistry and cell biology. Through your study of biomedical science you will learn how the body reacts to disease and treatments, as well as ways to promote health in animals as well as humans. Completing a program in biomedical science can lead you to further study in more specialized areas of biomedical science such as reproductive biology, pharmacology, genetics, or neuroscience.
Education/Careers in Biomedical Science
Several four-year schools in the U.S. offer programs in biomedical science as well as graduate degrees. You will need at least a bachelor's degree to qualify for most biomedical science careers. With an undergraduate degree in biomedical science you will be qualified for such careers in biomedical science as a lab assistant or medical technician, an animal scientist, biomedical engineer, or medical scientist. These careers involve the conducting of research and can lead to the development of new treatments and devices to help prevent, diagnose, treat, and repair damages caused by disease or injury. Advanced degrees are required to teach biomedical science, and state licensing is often required to work in biomedical engineering facilities.
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