University of Salford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Biology with Studies in the USA

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Course summary

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights how much there is still to learn about how humans interact with and influence the natural environment. Gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us with our unique BSc (Hons) Biology with Studies in the USA degree. Biology is the science of living things and is also used to explain how humans interact with and influence the natural environment. Furthering our knowledge in biology has led to new technological advances and a deeper understanding of the world around us. We've developed this course to enhance your appreciation of the diversity of living organisms and your understanding of biological principles. Take your scientific knowledge further Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, our biology course will help you to explore the diversity of living organisms and enhance your knowledge of biological principles. Delivered across three years - or four, if you choose to include a professional placement, you will build solid knowledge of genetics, human and animal physiology cell biology, alongside deep dives in areas such as parasitology, microbiomes, and pathophysiology. Throughout your studies, you will develop strong laboratory skills. As a biology student, you will spend lots of time in our advanced Bodmer laboratories. These well-equipped, purpose-built facilities, ensure your learning remains at the cutting-edge of innovation and discovery. The labs host industry-standard instrumentation, including cell culture facilities, histology specimen preparation station, fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy. Delivered in small groups in a supportive learning environment, you will benefit from plenty of hands-on experience in the labs as well as fieldwork opportunities. In the 2021 National Student Survey, 100% of our BSc (Hons) Biology students agreed that our staff are good at explaining things and that the course provided opportunities to apply what they've learnt [University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS 2021 data]. Take your studies stateside One of the most exciting features of this pathway is the inclusive year of study in the USA at University of Toledo, Ohio. Here, you will choose from a range of interesting modules and benefit from Toledo's reputation for taking research from the laboratory to the world. Along with experiencing USA collegiate life, and making memories and new friendships, you can also use the exchange as an opportunity to travel around the big states of America. Get closer to industry You will also have the option to take an industry placement between years two and three. Recent biology students have secured placements at APEM Ltd, Manchester Royal Infirmary and the lung physiology units at Aintree and Wythenshawe Hospitals. Features • Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology • Develop laboratory-based biological research skills • Experience a year adding an international perspective to your knowledge with our partner University of Toledo, USA • Learn about the development and transmission of infectious diseases that impact humans and animals • Focus your final year studies with optional modules choices in microbiology, immunology or biotechnology • Include an industry placement to develop additional transferable and professional skills • Learn from internationally-leading researchers in parasitology, biomedical science and molecular biology

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Year one modules may include: Molecules to Microbes, Genetics, Cell Biology , Biodiversity, Biological Skills, Study Skills. In year 2 at the University of Toledo, you can choose from a range of modules similar to those offered in year 2 of the degree at Salford. You will be supported by a tutor based in Salford whom you will have had as your 1st year tutor. You will also be supported by a local tutor in Toledo. Year three- you can undertake a lab-based research project for 40 credits, and choose four modules from the following list, or take a literature/data analysis project worth 20 credits, plus five from the following: Biology of Parasites, Advanced Pathophysiology, Biotechnology, Applied Freshwater Biology, Evolution, Development and Adaption, Clinical Immunology, Frontiers in Wildlife Biology, Human Microbiology and Infection Control.

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