Biomedicine – Saving lives with Science

Do you have a keen interest in science and biology with a desire to help people but can’t see yourself as a doctor? Read this article to see how you can fulfill this desire with biomedicine and science.

Picture this… The world is in chaos and turmoil, an airborne virus has rapidly begun spreading and people are fearing for their lives. What do you do? How can you protect your loved ones? Oh yes. You have a Bachelor of Science in Biomedicine. The solution? Help your great team of colleagues create a vaccine that will wipe out the virus and, in the end, save the world.

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Okay, maybe that example was a bit extreme and the chances of that actually happening are pretty slim. But in the slight chance that the world may experience such turmoil, you could actually help towards creating a cure with a BSc in Biomedicine.

So… I can’t save the World then?

Yes. Yes, you can. It just might not be in the romanced movie-style kind of way. Think of vaccines that we have now that seem so normal, like the flu vaccine we get every year before winter starts. For hundreds of years, the flu (or influenza) killed hundreds and thousands of people. When the vaccine was discovered, it was a huge victory. Now it’s so normal we take it for granted.

Next example: the breakthrough researchers and students had in finding a cure for malaria at UCT. News of this breakthrough spread like wildfire and people celebrated in this medical advancement.

The reason I’m telling you this is because the people who were involved in discovering these amazing cures all studied a Biomedicine course, or something very similar.

Biomedicine for Biological Advancements

People think that the only way to save lives is through the better-known careers like becoming a doctor, policeman or nurse. Discovering, improving and working on vaccines and medicines that help with illnesses and diseases is just as, if not more, important than those careers.

Biomedicine involves having a deep understanding of how the biology and physiology of the human body works. You’ll take this knowledge and use it to practically solve biomedical challenges, like malaria and TB.

In a country like South Africa, that is riddled with illness and disease, wouldn’t you want to be a part of a team that finds solutions to these problems? Improving the lives of millions and making medical care more affordable to people across the country.

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Top-class Education

To get to the point of helping millions of people, you’ll need to pursue tertiary studies. With a career like this, you’ll want to make sure that all of your bases are covered and get a really good education.

Pearson Institute offers the BSc in Biomedicine degree at their technologically advanced campuses across South Africa. You can study with the assurance that you’ll be getting a great education with the best exposure and practical experience.

They’ll teach you some of the following subjects to help ensure employment post-studies:

  • Human Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Chemistry
  • Immunology
  • Computer Skills

And many other subjects. They’ll teach you these subjects using the latest technology to ensure you’re work-ready upon graduation and able to work all equipment you may need to use in your future career.

Do you want to save lives?  First step: contact Pearson.
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Final Inspiration 

Saving the world, even if it’s a small little piece of the world, takes hard work and dedication. You’ll have to make sure you have the desire and motivation to pursue a degree like this. If this article evokes determination within you and it sounds like something you definitely want to pursue, complete the form and start your journey to creating a better future for all.

If you don’t have the marks or you’re doubting your abilities, remember that it’s better to try and fail than to not try at all. Failure isn’t the end. Failure is a learning opportunity, it’s a chance to grow and find new and better ways to do things. It makes you stronger and more capable.

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Pursuing a career in Biomedicine is an admirable aspiration. Take the first step and start the process of making this world a safer and better place.

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Not only is Biomedicine an opportunity to save and improve lives, it’s also an opportunity to put your intellect, creativity and problem-solving skills to the test. It’s a career where you’ll constantly be faced with challenges and no challenge will be the same. And when the challenge is solved, the reward and sense of achievement you’ll feel after… Nothing can compare.

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