The BSc (Hons) Applied Biosciences degree course explores life at all levels from chemicals, molecules and cells to organ systems. You will also explore human health and illness and how they are managed in the context of contemporary research, as well as how populations, communities and the environment influence health and illness. Course content and assessments have been designed to help you develop both theoretical knowledge and understanding, as well as the practical skills to enhance your career and academic opportunities. Each year, the course is reviewed to ensure it includes the major causes of illness and death globally, as researched by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as well as the major causes of sickness absence from the workplace, to give you a rounded understanding of the way disease affects human life. Key course benefits;
- Upon completion of this course, you will receive a qualification awarded by Coventry University.
- You will receive support with applying for short and long-term placements, to gain the experience employers desire, with our in-house Careers & Employability department.
- You will have the opportunity for multi-campus learning in Coventry, London and Scarborough.
- In order to make higher education accessible to as many people as possible, we keep our tuition fees competitively priced.
- Small tutorial group sessions ensure that you receive the mentoring help and support you need.
- We deliver one module at a time during each block. This means you can dedicate your time to specialise in each subject without the distraction of numerous modules and multiple deadlines.
- This course is packed with skills employers seek, such as innovation and laboratory competency.
Biosciences are a varied, interesting and important area to study and we’ll explore technical theory from chemical and molecular level through to the human body as a whole. Practical elements are another key focus of the course and you will be expected to perform advanced hands-on experiments which includes computer-based activities. Combining the two helps to solidify knowledge of the subject and prepares you for your career. Year One The first year explores the essential concepts such as chemistry, cell and molecular biology, microbiology and anatomy and physiology. You will also learn to use scientific vocabulary. The practical aspect focuses on vital laboratory skills specific to the subject which includes the safe use of complex equipment, report writing and the development of accurate lab skills. If you choose to leave the course after completing year one you are eligible for a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Applied Biosciences. Modules Chemistry for Biosciences Introduction to Microbiology Applied Cell Biology Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology Year Two In year two you will develop knowledge gained in your first year. Specifically, this includes more advanced practical skills and expanding on concepts such as thermodynamics, electrochemistry and chemical kinetics. You’ll also discover infectious diseases and how they affect people on a personal and public level. The year concludes by focusing on human physiological systems and the mechanisms of the major causes of morbidity, mortality and sickness absence, which will include exploring cutting-edge genetic screening procedures. By using scientific journals you’ll further develop the critical skills of academic writing and data presentation, and the principles of good scientific writing and data presentation will be examined. Throughout your second year, you will further develop and enhance your academic, practical and analytical skills in preparation for year three, and build skills that are attractive to employers. Students who choose to leave the course after completing year two are eligible for a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Applied Biosciences. Modules Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology Principles of Biochemistry Advanced Microbiology Principles of Pathophysiology Placement Year An optional placement or sandwich year gives you the chance to gain further insight into the industry or career you are seeking to follow, enabling you to apply your theoretical knowledge to the workplace. You can also choose to take an optional year abroad between years two and three. If you decide to take advantage of a placement year this version of the degree will help you acquire valuable work experience and gain an understanding of what employers seek in graduates. It is your responsibility to find a placement with an employer within your chosen sector. Final Year In this year, you will become confident enough to understand, criticise and design complex research projects both inside and outside the laboratory and how to apply this to the workplace or in future study. To build on years two and three you will study the applications of biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, microbiology and pathophysiology, and disease management. These areas are studied in context with the use of relevant examples so that you can apply knowledge directly to the workplace. You will also undertake an independent research project, from ideation to performing practical experiments to gather data, to analysing, writing up and presenting your findings. Students who complete year three will receive a BSc (Hons) Applied Biosciences. Modules Applications of Biochemistry Analysis and Applications of Cell and Molecular Biology Applications of Pathophysiology Applied Biosciences Project We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.
The learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated. Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes and your final feedback will refer to each outcome, as well as providing an overall percentage grade. Assessment methods vary and include, practical class and project performance, written practical reports, project thesis, laboratory experiments, tutorial tasks and assessments, which take place at the end of each six-week block. Course Breakdown: Coursework Presentations Exams
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