Unit 1: Principles of Human Biology
Unit 2: Practical Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Unit 3: Human Biology and Health
Unit 4: Functional Physiology
You'll study much of the Human Biology in the classroom, but there'll also be lots of experiments in the laboratory. Learning will be a mixture of lectures, where you will be encouraged to learn independent study skills, discussions with your peers, and frequent tests to check your progress. All experiments will be written up and built into your understanding of the theory. You'll get booklets with lots of work to do between lessons, and it will be important that you complete all the work set, and learn everything thoroughly for tests.
In year one there are two units; 'Principles of Human Biology' is assessed in an exam and 'Practical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases' by coursework. In the second year (of the Extended Certificate), the 'Human Biology and Health Issues' unit is assessed by a set task and the second unit, 'Functional Physiology' is assessed by coursework.
We may be able to run trips, some of which may be in conjunction with the A level Biology cohort.
3 x GCSE grade 4 or higher incl. English and Science (either 4,4 in combined or a 4 in Biology)
Knowledge and understanding of human biology provides the foundation for working in the health and health science sectors. The sectors are wide-ranging, including, for example, nursing, midwifery, allied health and sciences including life sciences, clinical biomedical sciences and physiological sciences. There are approximately 50,000 people employed in applied health science occupations and over 3 million nurses in the UK. The health and health science sectors have a crucial role to play in improving and supporting the health of the nation.