Biomedical Science taster session

This taster session gives you an insight into studying Biomedical Science at university.

Biochemistry taster day

Cancer – Where do cancer cells go wrong?

A free virtual taster session for Year 12, Year 13, A Level, BTEC

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When: Tuesday 8 December 2020, 4:30pm - 5:45pm

Places available: 75

During this taster session, we will run an online tutorial to discuss the cellular basis of cancer. Understanding the molecular and cellular causes of diseases that affect millions are at the core of Biomedical Science and are how new treatments are found. Tutorials are a fun and interactive way of learning and form a central part of studying at Sheffield. This session will give you a chance to discuss your ideas around a topical medical challenge and see how tutors will support your learning. We will also have some current undergraduate students in the session so you can hear their views on how their studies work.


Time Activity
4:30pm Log in and get comfortable
4:40pm Welcome and introductions to the University
4:45pm Tutorial: What are the properties of cells that cause them to be cancerous? This will be done using microphones/ chatbox
5:20pm 'Being a biomedical science student' – Q&A, including discussion with current Biomedical Science undergraduates. This will be done using microphones/ chatbox
5:40pm Closing remarks

We look forward to meeting you. 

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