In today’s society, the biomedical sector is undergoing significant growth. In recent years our country has started to be seen as a benchmark in the South of Europe due to the promotion of biomedical research through the creation of science and technology parks. These parks, along with the large number of biomedical companies that are mainly oriented towards human health, offer an unbeatable scenario for professionals who want to work in basic research or who would like to transfer their knowledge to business practices.
According to a report carried out in 2015 by the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency, the biomedical sector is experiencing significant growth and brings together jobs that are in high demand and this, according to Barcelona City Council is particularly the case in the area of pharmaceutical marketing, clinical development and genetic analysis. Current data obtained from the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency indicates that the employability rate in 2017 was approximately 86%.
Who is the course aimed at? Prospective students
If you’re passionate about basic research, learning about how the human body functions and discovering the biological basis of human pathologies, you will find the answers to your questions in this bachelor's degree programme. Based on a comprehensive and cross-disciplinary curriculum, you will obtain an education that will allow you to convert basic knowledge into concrete applications that can contribute to improvements in public health.
You will be able to apply for admission if you have taken one of the correct academic routes and meet the general requirements for admission to this bachelor's degree programme. At the same time, it is recommended that you demonstrate a vocational attitude towards science, research and health, and have the following skills:
- An interest in research
- Observation skills
- Critical thought
- Responsibility and a strong work ethic
- Organisation, memory and motivation
- Assertiveness and empathy
- An interest in helping individuals and the community as a whole
Objectives and competences
We offer you a comprehensive education both at a research and a business level, which will allow you to acquire competences that are specific to the fields of biology and medicine.
The international nature of this bachelor's degree programme will prepare you for work anywhere in the world.
It will provide you with the tools to be able to participate in the value chain that is necessary to offer the products, treatments or technology that will benefit patient’s health. We will also work on tools for professional development that will help you join the labour market once your studies are complete.
Our course will teach you to know and have control over the bioinformatic tools that will allow you to manage the large volume of data generated nowadays, as well as undertake experiments in healthcare projects.
The practical classes are just as important as the theory classes so you can receive a full education. For that reason, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake work experience in cutting-edge research centres at both a national and an international level, as well as in prestigious biomedical companies.
You will learn to acquire a grounding in the molecular, cellular and physiological mechanisms you need to transfer knowledge of research to the causes of pathologies and develop tools to study, diagnose and treat them.
- Biomedical research
- Biomedical business sector: entrepreneurship and innovation in the field of biomedicine.
- Pharmaceutical industry: production of medicines, vaccinations and diagnostic tests.
- Biotechnological industry: products and equipment for biomedical laboratories.
- Public health institutes and agencies to monitor health problems.
- Agencies to control the use of medicines.
- Service companies and advisory services in products for biomedical research and diagnosis.
- Resident biology internship.
- Diagnostic laboratories.
- The agri-food industry: production of safe food in the healthcare field.
- The veterinary industry: production of medicines, vaccinations and diagnostic tests.
Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Science (Biomedicine)