Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Human Biology (with Foundation Year) Teesside University, Middlesbrough Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Teesside University

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Summary:
This extended degree course is ideal if you wish to study for a university degree but you do not have the necessary Level 3 qualifications required for direct admission. In the first year of the extended programme, you enhance your knowledge in maths and the fundamentals of biological, chemical and physical sciences.

Course details:
Human biology involves the study of the human body and how it is adapted to its environment. This course is designed to equip you with a broad-based understanding of the human body in health and disease. This programme develops your knowledge of human biology, with a focus on the medical aspects of human processes, such as how we respond to infection and the effects of drugs on the human body. You learn about the physiology of the major systems of the body, about the impact of nutrition and environment on health, and about human development and evolution. The course includes practical classes that provide first-hand experience of biology, genetics and human physiology and anatomy. This helps you develop comprehensive knowledge and skills relevant to current industry and employer requirements. You also carry out research-based projects from a wide choice that involve either hands-on research or further study.This degree course equips you with knowledge and understanding that will allow you to follow a career path in science, health or industry.

After the course:
Graduates are sought by a wide range of industries and organisations which include pharmaceutical industries, hospitals and government laboratories. Graduates may enter the teaching profession or undertake employment in research and development laboratories.

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Modules

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Assessment method

The first year of this course provides a number of contact teaching and assessment hours such as lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, projects, examinations. You are also expected to spend time on your own - self-study time - to review lecture notes, prepare coursework assignments, work on projects and revise for assessments. One module in each year of your study, excluding your first year (Level 3), involves a compulsory one-week block delivery period. This intensive problem-solving week, provides you with an opportunity to focus your attention on particular problems and enhance your team-working and employability skills. Your learning involves different types of assessment including coursework assignments and examinations.


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Application deadlines

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15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 32 - 88 points Offers are tailored to individual circumstances on a case-by-case basis.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Grade PM.
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access Course.

Applicants are normally invited for interview. Each applicant will receive an individualised offer following an interview. In cases where an interview cannot take place the typical offer will be 32-88 tariff points including at least 1 A level or equivalent. GCSE English Language and maths at grade 4 (or C) or equivalent. Applications from suitably-motivated students with other equivalent qualifications are warmly welcome.

Additional entry requirements

Interview


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Teesside University, Middlesbrough
Teesside University
Middlesbrough
Tees Valley
TS1 3BX


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