Biology (Applied Health Science)

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If you enjoyed Biology at school and want to increase your specialist knowledge and understanding in a practical context that closely tracks the science that professionals use in the workplace, then this is the course for you. Applied Human Biology is a two-year course equivalent to one A level, but the approach is different to A level. There is a greater emphasis on practical work and work-related simulations and you will produce structured assignments as well as 2 external examinations.

Topics Covered

  • Biological Principles
  • Microorganisms and Infectious diseases
  • Biomedical Science
  • Genetics
  • Health, Disease, Treatments and Therapies
  • Physiology
  • Research Skills

Course Essentials

Courses Available
Single BTEC Level 3 (equivalent to 1 A Level)
Entry Requirements

PLUS
Grade 4 or above in GCSE Biology and another science GCSE or Grade 4/4 in GCSE Combined Science
AND
Grade 4 in GCSE Maths
How The Course is Assessed
Coursework and examination
Career Pathways
If you are considering a career in the NHS, Nursing, Paramedicine, Biomedical science or laboratory work, then this is the course for you. Students can also progress to other Biological Science degrees.
Transferable Skills
Data analysis (including use of IT); problem solving; producing balanced ethical arguments; scientific literacy; teamwork and research skills.
Other Information
Applied Human Biology goes well with Sport, Health & Social Care and Psychology.
Enquiries To
Brian Marriott: bcm@varndean.ac.uk