Human Biology

In Darlington

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    Vocational qualification

  • Location

    Darlington

Description

The aim of the course is to provide a foundation for study at a higher level in biological sciences or health studies. Students will develop:

Facilities

Location

Starts

Darlington (Durham)
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Vane Terrace, DL3 7AU

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Course programme

Human Biology

Access to HEFC Higher Education
The aim of the course is to provide a foundation for study at a higher level in biological sciences or health studies. Students will develop
  • a knowledge and understanding of cell biology and human physiology
  • an understanding of the basic chemical concepts involved in metabolic and physiological process
  • laboratory skills and the ability to analyse and present data


The standard is Advanced Level to university entrance so previous experience in the Science/Biology field is helpful but not essential.

Course Content

Unit 1:

Cell Biology
to include the cellular organisation, structure and activities; cell membranes and transport; tissues, organs and energy supply

Cell Reproduction, Inheritance and Expression of Genetic Information
to include the cell cycle and cell division; DNA, RNA and protein synthesis; genetics and genetic engineering

The Chemistry of Living Systems
to include basic chemistry and the biochemistry of biological molecules, enzyme reactions and processes

Unit 2:

Human Physiology
to include mechanisms of action and control in the nervous system, cardiovascular systems, respiratory system, digestive system, excretory system and endocrine system; principles of homeostasis

The lessons each week will include topic work and tutorials. Practical exercises will take place during the course.

Assessment

Unit 1
  • Assignment - 60% of marks
  • End of Unit Test - 40% of marks


Unit 2
  • Assignment - 60% of marks
  • Unit 2 Exam - 40% of marks

This course is offered during the day - Monday 9.30 - 10.30am, Tuesday 11.50am - 12.50pm and Wednesday 11.50am - 12.50pm
and on an evening - Monday 6.30 - 9.30pm.

Human Biology

Price on request