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Want to be a part of the team creating the next life-saving medicine?
The UK recently made history by becoming among the first to roll out the Covid-19 vaccination, just nine months after the first lockdown began; and despite many sceptical thoughts regarding the speed it was released into society, the programme came at great success with nearly 120 million doses administered across the UK. Of course, specifically with the large-scale and severity of the Coronavirus pandemic, more vaccinations needed to be developed, with the likes of the Oxford AstraZeneca and the Moderna vaccine also being rolled out into society to help beat the virus. However, the response time of the UK scientists and medical services puts the country in a good position to be able to deal with any future threats. Ultimately, there has never been a better time to pursue a career in medical biology. Show your support in creating life-saving medicines and solutions with the support of our BSc (Hons) Medical Biology degree at the University of Bolton.
Threats to Human Life
Some people might think that acquiring new illnesses in society is inevitable and can’t be stopped. While this is partially true, the development of life-saving medicines can significantly reduce the threat that illnesses and other infectious diseases have on human life. Look at Covid-19 for instance. When it was first heard of back in December 2020, it took the world by surprise. Nobody knew what would happen or how to deal with it at first. But, two years on, data from the Office of National Statistics has confirmed that Covid-19 has fallen to being the 15th leading cause of death in England as of June 2022, with Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease being the largest killer, accounting for 10.8% of all deaths in England. This might sound frightening for many as a common fact associated with dementia is that it is incurable. However, there are NHS treatments available. With an illness that is affecting one in every 14 people over the age of 65, and one in six over the age of 80, how rewarding would it be to play your part in helping your grandparents live longer by supporting the creation of life-saving medicines? You can help with a career in medical biology.
Additionally, in terms of treatable illnesses, let’s talk about cancer treatments. Cancer remains a significant threat to human life as one in two people are at risk of being diagnosed with it in their lifetime, and treatments have effectively been put on the back burner throughout the pandemic with people avoiding hospitals for non-covid-related issues. Also, there are so many different types of cancer that are also evolving or spreading which means there is constantly the need for new life-saving medicines. We are living in a society where almost every family has been affected by cancer in some way. So, if you want to take the proactive approach by joining the UK’s army of medical scientists attempting to develop the next best solution, a medical biology degree could be a great career investment.
Learn to help the NHS in a scientific way by providing them with the life-saving medicines to be our country’s heroes. Within a career in medical biology, you will become the backbone of our incredible healthcare system.
Preventing Future Pandemics
In a time when, during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the virus overtook temporarily overtook dementia as the biggest killer in the UK for the first time since 2015, we need to learn how to better prepare for future atrocities. Despite, the UK total of those who died within 28-days of a positive test surpassing 150,000, the pandemic affected the UK in more ways. One of the biggest ways was the financial impact of the nationwide furlough scheme that helped keep the public’s heads above water while they were out of work. However, despite the negative effects, epidemiologists and other experts warned that as a country, we had been setting ourselves up for a pandemic for years. Essentially, pandemics are natural phenomena, which means that they are inevitable. They result due to the emergence of a new pathogen that spreads around the world because of reasons such as the acceleration of global mobility, urbanisation, and poor sanitation; hence why washing your hands thoroughly has been such a fundamental factor in preventing the spread of Covid-19. Therefore, these are factors that are pivotal to implementing when considering how to counter future infectious diseases.
Medical Biology Degrees at Bolton University
Interested in pursuing a career in a challenging yet potentially life-saving industry? At Bolton, by studying in our supportive learning environment under the direct supervision of our dedicated, experienced lecturers, we help our students gain a vital understanding of human biology from a medical perspective that will help them enter a career in medical biology. Our students love our Bolton University experience; they have voted us first for Student Satisfaction for the past five years*.
Wondering how we have such high Student Satisfaction?
Well, we offer our students access to study in our modern teaching laboratories that have cutting-edge technology and equipment that is perfect to give them the industry-standard skills they need to excel in this medical field once they graduate. Our students receive essential one-to-one lecturer support, which is difficult at larger universities; and get to enjoy a friendly and inclusive campus. Our lecturers also have strong links to the industry, meaning that our students gain access to guest lectures from leading industry professionals.
W are proud to offer #UniAsItShouldBe; an environment that gives you the teaching quality and placement opportunities to support your career ambitions.
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