Medical Biology (Foundation Entry Route Available) at Burnley College - UCAS

Burnley College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Bolton

Medical Biology (Foundation Entry Route Available)

Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Medical Biology with Foundation course gives a comprehensive understanding of human biology from a medical perspective, both in terms of the causes of disease, and the methods and technologies used to treat disease. As well as teaching the human biology aspects of medical biology, the course is also designed to demonstrate key biotechnological principles and advancements pertinent to the medical technology, biomedical technology and pharmaceutical job markets. The foundation year (Level 3) emphasises the development of the academic and study skills required for success in higher education and introduces you to the fundamentals of the science of biology. In the second year (HE4) you will learn the fundamental aspects of human biology (from the molecular to the organ level). You will also be introduced to the principles of scientific investigation. In the third (HE5) and fourth (HE6) years, you will build on these themes by looking at them from a medical perspective, both in terms of the causes of disease, and the methods and technologies used to treat disease. The use of technology in medical research will also be studie


Foundation Entry Modules: Principles of Biomolecular Science, Research Skills for medical Biology, Research Skills for medical Biology, Biology Form and Function: Levels of Organisation. Year 1 modules include: Investigating Science and Personal, Molecular Basis of Life, Cellular Basis of Life, Clinical Anatomy, Human Physiology , Introduction to Biochemistry. Year 2 modules include: Research Science, Technology in Advanced Musculoskeletal, Diagnosis and Treatment, Sports and Exercise Nutrition, Molecular Genetics, Medical Biochemistry, Medical Microbiology. Year 3 Modules include: Project, Placement, Cancer Biology, Neurobiology, Biological Basis of Disease and Therapeutics

Assessment method

A combination of practical exams, written work and course work.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Our typical offer is 104-112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted. BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, DIstinction, Merit Appropriate Access to HE Course: 112 UCAS points including 15 level 3 credits with distinction in Chemistry or Biology GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies, are welcome and these applicants will be interviewed.

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £6,000, and then £9,000 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Medical Biology (Foundation Entry Route Available) at Burnley College - UCAS