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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements At least one GCE 'A' level pass in Chemistry or Biology, with a study of Biology and Chemistry to 'A' level plus supporting passes in GCE 'O' level or GCSE at Grade C or above, or CSE at Grade 1; A suitable BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in Science; GNVQ Advanced in Science; Equivalent qualifications at the discretion of BTEC, and subject to the recommendation of the Course Director.
  • Academic Title
    HNC in Biology
  • Course description
    General information

    A two year part time course leading to a Higher National Certificate awarded by Edexcel. This course is also designed to provide the first two years of a part time degree course. The course is designed for employees of the pharmaceutical, water and food industries, and for those working in general biological laboratories, or for those seeking employment in these areas. Provides in-depth information related to employment needs Develops transferable skills Forms the first two years of a BSc programme.

    Course content

    Year 1 -

        * Fundamental Biology of Cells and Microbes
        * Basic Chemistry for Life Sciences
        * Control Processes in Biology
        * Physiological Processes and Molecular Genetics
        * Biological Molecules
        * Practical and Study Skills.  

    Year 2 -

        * Physiological Systems and Regulation
        * Bioenergetics and Metabolism
        * Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Analysis
        * Microbial Growth
        * Physiology and Environmental Microbiology
        * Practical Unit.

    Teaching and assessment

     Assignments, Practical Work, Phase Tests and Examination.

    Progression

    Provides progression to year 2 of a 5 year part time degree.

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