The academic and research community received some good news this
week. If you've been considering a career in biomedical research,
the future in innovation looks very bright!
On Dec. 13, President Obama signed a
bill that will significantly help advance innovation in biomedical
research. The bill will spend $6.3 billion on various medical
research initiatives and makes regulatory changes designed to speed
the approval of new drugs and medical devices.
The bill, called the 21st Century Cures Act, has been a hot topic
among news outlets as it will greatly impact and make changes to
our current health care system. This amount of funding is
significant and could mean much more grants and opportunity for
those interested biomedical research.
last blog post, I discussed the already growing field of
biomedical engineering--a career path that will certainly benefit
from the passage of this bill. However, current biomedical science
students could soon benefit, as well. A portion of the bill also
encourages the creation of special initiatives and prizes for young
scientists interested in certain kinds of research.
You too could be part of this shift toward more innovative
healthcare. A great way to get started is with National
science program, which allows students to tailor their degree
to their specific goals and a
variety of career opportunities. For questions or more
information, call our Office of Admissions at 1-800-826-6285 or
In the biomedical engineering field, innovation is a constant
part of the job. Biomedical engineers are always looking for the
next best way to treat injuries and diseases. For example, in a
groundbreaking study, University of Minnesota biomedical
engineers recently created artificial blood vessels capable of
growth. The new vessel grafts, if confirmed in humans, could
significantly help children with congenital heart defects.
Through this kind of exciting research,
biomedical engineers help treat injuries and diseases and can even
save lives. They frequently mix engineering principles with medical
and biological sciences to design and create equipment, surrogate
devices and software used in health care. They also perform
research in artificial internal organs and design machines for
diagnosing medical problems.
Because of the aging baby boomer population, there is an
increasing need for the innovative research biomedical engineers
provide. Employment of biomedical engineers is projected to grow at
an accelerated pace of 23 percent from 2014 to 2024, according to
the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
There are several fields of specialization:
Build Your Own Biomedical Science Degree
Biomedical engineering is one of many career and advanced degree
options you can pursue with a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical
Sciences. The customizable program offered at National University
allows students to select from any of our 40+
classes and develop curriculum to specifically fit your
future plans--including the biomedical engineering specialties
The program is flexible as well, allowing you to complete your
degree in our evening
program, which is designed for students with a 2-year degree or
previous college credits or those who wish to complete their
education at National University.
For questions or more information about the biomedical science
program at NUHS, call our Office of Admissions at 1-800-826-6285 or
November 5, 2016 is National University's Campus Visit Day!
Offered only twice a year, the campus visit day offers a great
opportunity for prospective students to experience the various
programs the university offers. If you are considering finishing
your bachelor's degree in biomedical science--which widely opens up
your career options in various fields--you won't want to miss
attending for Campus Visit day on Saturday, November 5,
2016, from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
What Happens at Campus Visit Day?
You'll start the day with a continental breakfast, then enjoy a
program overview, campus tour, a chance to meet current students
and alumni, and learn the details about admissions, financial aid,
housing and much more. You'll also enjoy lunch, meet student clubs,
faculty and staff on campus.
If this isn't enticing enough, NUHS offers a special tuition
incentive that several students take advantage of. If you
attend Campus Visit Day, you'll receive a $250 tuition
credit for your first trimester! Space is limited,
so you'll want to register as early as possible.
How to Register
To hold your place for Campus Visit Day, register online,
or call 1-800-826-6285. You will receive a confirmation packet with
directions and a schedule of the day's events.
For questions or for more information, contact the Office of
Admissions at 1-800-826-6285 or email email@example.com.
A bachelor degree in Biomedical Science, such as the one offered
at National University of Health Sciences, provides many future
career options, including in the field of health care.
Here are some reasons why you might want to complete your degree
National University and explore how completing your bachelor's
degree in biomedical sciences on our campus can open more doors in
your future. Call the Office of Admissions at 1-800-826-6285 or
for more information.
1: 2014, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
2,3,4,5: 2015, The Economic Value of College Majors,
When you study Anatomy I and II at National University of Health
Sciences, you'll work with pre-dissected cadavers
in the graduate level gross anatomy
Bachelor of science students who are enrolled in anatomy
courses spend two hours each week in the lab. During that
time, they examine multiple cadavers to observe structures that
they are discussing in classroom lectures. Seeing multiple cadavers
also gives them a chance to observe differences between one body
The instructor and an assistant are on hand to help students
work with the cadavers, and are available to answer
questions. In addition, the lab is equipped with a smart
board, camera and digital monitors, so the instructor can share a
cadaver observation with the entire class.
Most other undergraduate anatomy programs combine the study of
anatomy with physiology in a standard "A&P" course. Some
schools may offer only one course in anatomy that covers the entire
body. National University is unique in that it offers not only one,
but two highly detailed courses in anatomy: Anatomy l, covering the
musculoskeletal systems, muscles, bones, nerves, blood vessels, and
skin; Anatomy II covering the chest and abdomen, lungs, heart,
gastro-intestinal tract, and reproductive system.
"The human anatomy lab is one of the reasons I moved here from
Canada to finish my bachelor's degree at NUHS," says Reza Danesh,
who is working toward a career as a DO or MD in the future.
Studying anatomy in a cadaver lab provides a much deeper level
of detail than most community or four-year colleges. The National
University format provides much better preparation for students who
are preparing for medical school and professional health degree
When you visit campus at NUHS, you can ask for a tour of our
anatomy lab. And, if you visit NUHS before the end of August,
you'll receive a double tuition incentive during our
"Summer Soak Up." You will earn $500 toward your first
trimester in our bachelor of biomedical science program. Call
1-800-826-6285 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to
arrange your visit.
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