Human Biosciences - Foundation Degree
Course Code: ES1HE01
UCAS Code: 2G18
Students interested in a career as a research or laboratory scientist are well suited to this program, which continues from A-level sciences as well as Applied Science courses at level 3. Following the 2 year course, successful learners are awarded the foundation degree and can immediately enrol onto a 1 year ‘top-up’ course, which fulfils the BSc requirements. The course reflects the UK’s burgeoning life science industry and the growing demand for highly skilled scientific personnel. The program develops knowledge and critical understanding of the well-established principles in this field while linking with employers to ensure that skills remain current and relevant to industry. Upon successful completion, graduating students will be able to embark on scientific careers in local and central government, the food and pharmaceutical industries, forensic or laboratory sciences. Graduates might also move onto postgraduate research or opt to join the Scientist Training Program through the NHS and study for an MSc in a chosen discipline. This course is validated by Lancaster University.
A minimum of 64 UCAS points ((previously 160 on former UCAS Tariff) excluding functional skills in an appropriate discipline such as A Levels (which must include Biology), BTEC /QCF Extended / Diploma in Applied Science, 90 Credit Diploma in Applied Science or Access to HE (to include either Human Physiology or Biology) and GCSEs in English Language and Maths at grade C or above. Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis.
A minimum of 80 UCAS points (excluding Functional Skills) in an appropriate discipline such as A Levels (which must include Biology), BTEC /QCF Extended / Diploma in Applied Science, 90 Credit Diploma in Applied Science or Access to HE (to include either Human Physiology or Biology) and GCSEs in English Language and maths at grade C/4 or above. Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis.
Modules and Assessment
Teaching and Learning Methods
With self-directed learning encouraged and a range of teaching methods offering opportunities to work independently as well as part of a group, you have enormous scope to develop on a personal level. Specific teaching methods include lectures, presentations, practical work in the laboratory, seminars and workshops, projects, work placements and tutorials. These methods will be supported by access to electronic information through the academic staff, the College's Moodle Virtual Learning Environment and the Learning Resources staff.
Work Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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