Applied Science (Biology), Higher National Diploma (HND) Top Up

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The subject of Biology encompasses studies from the atomic to the planetary – or even extra-terrestrial scale. As such you may be reluctant, at an early stage in your biological career, to limit your studies to a narrow field. The HND level 5 qualification provides an excellent grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required for progressing onto further studies, such as a BSc,

or into employment.

The modules covered on this course offer a wide variety of subjects extending from molecular and cellular biology to biodiversity and cover all of the five kingdoms. With an emphasis on taught

modules, delivered through a diverse range of methods that reflect the diversity of learners’ needs and a high level of practical work, you will develop your technical, numerical and analytical skills.

You will study the following eight modules:

• Project for Applied Science

• Applied Genetics of Industry

• Agriculture and Medicine

• Statistics for Experimental Design

• Medical Microbiology

• Neurophysiology in Homeostatic Control of Human Body

• The Immune Response System

• Food Molecule Additives and their Role.

Special Features:- Within the scheme, there is opportunity for students to attain a level of professional practice. Strong links with industrial laboratories facilitate industry-related briefs and real scenarios that provide an opportunity for students to acquire professional work ethics, time planning skills and working within a professional science team. Learning is supported through a series of contextual visits.

Skills and Knowledge Developed:-

The programme aims to:

• Provide the appropriate knowledge and understanding required for the practice of biological science in the workplace

• Deliver the professional and practical skills and competencies which are required to gain employment within the science industry

• Develop technical, analytical, mathematical and evaluative skills

• Develop skills in communication, team work, problem solving and ITC

• Develop student’s self-awareness and self- evaluation, with the emphasis on health and safety in the workplace environment

• Develop students as reflective practitioners, with an understanding of the need for commitment to lifelong learning

• Provide a suitable basis for the progression to level 6.

NB: This course will only run when there is sufficient numbers.

All information about your course including the programme structure, entry requirements, fees and teaching & assessment methods is made available to you via the prospectus.

Please see our HE Prospectus available in full online.