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Navigating the Future of Healthcare

Feb 12, 2024

Biomedical Science at Bluefield University in Partnership with the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)

In today’s rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, the field of biomedical science plays a crucial role in shaping the way we approach disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Bluefield University’s Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences (MABS) program offers an opportunity for college graduates to delve into this exciting field and make significant contributions to the healthcare industry.

The Impact of Biomedical Science on Healthcare

The field of biomedical science is instrumental in driving advancements in healthcare. Biomedical scientists “learn how to both maintain and promote health…with knowledge in the basics of nutrition, diseases, and immunology,” The Princeton Review writes.

By thoroughly examining genetic and molecular data, biomedical scientists gain valuable insights into the underlying mechanisms of diseases. These insights pave the way for the development of tailored treatment approaches, personalized medicine, and improved diagnostic tools. Bluefield University’s MABS program equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to leverage these insights and contribute to the ongoing transformation of healthcare.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Healthcare

The MABS program at Bluefield University emphasizes the significance of interdisciplinary collaboration in healthcare. By fostering teamwork among biomedical scientists, clinicians, and other health professionals, the program prepares students to navigate the complexities of the healthcare landscape.

Collaborative efforts ensure that research findings are effectively translated into clinical applications, ultimately benefiting patients. Resources like the Journal of Biomedical Science allow those in the field to share and discover research, thereby contributing to advancements in healthcare.

Practical Application of Knowledge

In addition to theoretical learning, the MABS program provides students with hands-on laboratory experience. This practical approach is essential for translating theoretical knowledge into real-world skills. By engaging in practical research and laboratory work, students develop the expertise necessary to address the challenges of healthcare and contribute meaningfully to the field of biomedical science.

Biomedical Sciences Master’s Degree Program Goals

  1. To provide a graduate educational opportunity for individuals who want to pursue a career in biomedical sciences especially those from rural areas, low-socioeconomic status backgrounds, and underrepresented minorities who desire to advance their education or are seeking an educational program that will prepare them for biomedical, allied health and related post-graduate programs.
  2. To recruit and graduate students who will address STEM-H disparities including those related to rural locations, minority populations, poverty status, and primary care.
  3. To advocate for osteopathic medicine, rural health, mission medicine, and affordable, accessible healthcare for the medically underserved.
  4. To generate, promote, and disseminate knowledge in disease prevention, chronic disease management, community health, and public health practices through Appalachian outreach programs.
  5. To advance scientific knowledge through biomedical research.

What You Will Study

As a student in Bluefield University’s MABS program, your studies will include Health Policy and Social Determinants of Health, Biochemistry, Human Nutrition, Medical Anatomy, Cell Physiology, Neuroscience, Clinical Prevention and Population Health, Immunology, Histology/Embryology, Field Seminar, Microbiology, and Research and Biostatistics.

The MABS program at Bluefield University offers a comprehensive educational experience that prepares students to navigate the complexities of healthcare, contribute to advancements in biomedical science, and drive positive change in the field of healthcare. Meeting the benchmarks in the MABS program can provide a significant advantage for acceptance into the VCOM D.O. program on one of the four VCOM campuses.

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