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BSc Hons Biological Sciences


Mode of Study: Full Time Department: Biomedical and Life Sciences (Division of)
UCAS Code: C100 Duration/Length: 3 Year(s)
QAA Subject Management: Not Defined Director of Studies: Dr SK Roberts
Total Credit Points: 360 Credit Points Year 2: 90
Credit Points Year 3: 150

Syllabus Rules and Pre-requisites

  • PartI
  • The student must take the following modules:
  • PartII (Year 2)
  • The student must take 1 modules from the following group:
  • The student must take 1 modules from the following group:
  • The student may complete their enrolment by selecting from the following list:
  • PartII (Year 3)
  • The student must take the following modules:
  • The student may complete their enrolment by selecting from the following list:

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

    • To provide a flexible but structured, progressive and thematic training in Biological Sciences which will provide students with a knowledge and understanding appropriate for subject-specific graduate employment.

    • To develop key transferable skills to prepare students for more general graduate employment.
    • To develop the intellectual and practical skills necessary for progression to postgraduate research and training.
    • To encourage academic curiosity which will prepare students for lifelong learning
    • To offer a broad range of modules within which students can select a specialised route
    • To offer all students the opportunity to conduct a substantial research project

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • Subject specific knowledge and understanding.

    On completion of the programme, the subject specific knowledge and understanding will depend on the module choices exercised by the student. However, the student can expect to have covered several of the following broad biological science topics:

    • Genetics and Biotechnology
    • Microbiology and Parasitology
    • Biochemistry
    • Environmental and Conservation Biology
    • Global Change Biology
    • Animal Behaviour and Evolution
    • Cell Biology
    • Biomedicine and Ethics
    • Cancer, Cell Cycle and Stems Cells
    • Pathobiology and Disease
    • Biology of Ageing
    • Immunology
    • Neurobiology
     
    Subject specific skills.
    On successful completion of this scheme of study students will...
    • be able to plan, conduct and report a substantial individual investigation
    • have the ability to synthesise and critically evaluate information from a variety of sources.
    • be able to formulate and test concepts and hypotheses.
    • be able to reason critically and demonstrate awareness of major issues in science including issue surrounding conservation and biomedical ethics.
    • be able to collect and present experimental data and to interpret numerical data
    • be able to use appropriate equipment effectively and list appropriate safety precautions associated with practical or project work.

    Transferable skills.
    On successful completion of this scheme of study students will...
    • be able to work independently or as part of a team 
    • be able to use relevant Information Technology including editing and presentation dedicated programmes and relevant Web-based resources
    • be able to demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills
    • be able to design and prepare project proposals

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