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Applied Science (Biology) Higher

National Certificate/Diploma (HNC/HND)

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 HNC/D, a level 4/5 qualification at The City of Liverpool College, 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 will reflect the diversity of learners' needs and a high level of practical work, you will develop your technical, numerical and analytical skills. The HNC/D integrates apprenticeships and employer involvement via a flexible approach and by seeking partnerships in the work place.

Year 1 (HNC) you will study 8 modules.

Cell biology, Biochemistry of Macromolecules, Ecological Principles and their Application, Physiology of Cellular Systems in Animals, Human Health and Nutrition, Laboratory Techniques, Personal and Professional Development and Analysis of Scientific Data and Information.

Year 2 (HND) you will study a further 8 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.

Skills and Knowledge Developed:

• 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 the commitment of lifelong learning

• Provide a suitable basis for the progression to level 6

Special Features: Within the scheme, there will be opportunity for the students to attain a level of professional practice. Strong links with Industrial laboratories will 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.

Please note: this course will only run when it has a sufficient number of applicants.

Progression: Although the emphasis of career development and employment through this nationally recognised course is clearly in the biological field, it is by no means exclusive as the many skills acquired may be applied to other areas, such as commerce, management, teaching etc. Direct progression on to a suitable BSc or employment in the biological sciences is also possible. Students may go on to careers in biomedical diagnostics, nutrition, laboratory analysis, research and development, ecological sciences, conservation, education and many other related areas.

What the course leads to

Progression: Although the emphasis of career development and employment through this nationally recognised course is clearly in the biological field, it is by no means exclusive as the many skills acquired may be applied to other areas, such as commerce, management, teaching etc. Direct progression on to a suitable BSc or employment in the biological sciences is also possible. Students may go on to careers in biomedical diagnostics, nutrition, laboratory analysis, research and development, ecological sciences, conservation, education and many other related areas.

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