How does a doctor become a biomedical engineer

Biomedicine combines the classic Natural sciences such as biology, chemistry and physics with the knowledge of medicine. The focus here is on molecular and cell biological research, which examines the influences on diseases. This makes biomedicine an interdisciplinary field. Unlike their medical colleagues, biomedical scientists mainly work in laboratories.

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Molecular Biomedicine (B.Sc.)

Are you passionate about the natural sciences and would like to research the causes and effects of diseases in the laboratory? Then the Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln recommends its Molecular Biomedicine (B.Sc.) course, which you complete full-time in 6 semesters and part-time in 7 semesters.

After a well-founded introduction to chemistry, physics as well as anatomy and cell biology, you will familiarize yourself with pathophysiology. Here you deal with the functional disorders of the human body in the event of illness. In addition, you will familiarize yourself with the technical laboratory equipment and the work processes involved.

With a specialization in molecular biotechnology or molecular medicine, you prepare yourself specifically for the respective professional fields in industry or research institutes. In addition, you will gain initial experience with potential employers as part of your project work.


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Which conditions do I have to fullfill?

If you want to study biomedicine, you need this General or the Subject-specific higher education entrance qualification. In addition, most universities only offer a few places. As a result, there are often too few places for too many prospective students. Admission to the course is then usually through one Numerus clausus regulated. This means that your high school diploma decides on admission to the course.

To start a biomedical master’s degree, you need a basic degree in the biomedical field. Since the master’s degree is also popular, your final bachelor’s grade can be important when it comes to admission to the course.

Is the degree program right for me?

Anyone who decides to study biomedicine should be aware that scientific thinking is very much in demand here. You should have subjects like mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology had fun in school. In addition, you must not be afraid of foreign words. Knowledge in Latin can be helpful in memorizing specialist vocabulary.

English skills are also required. The university often expects you to understand and be able to use the English language. Since most of the specialist literature is in English, it helps if you do not only acquire this knowledge during your studies.

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