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BSc in Human Biology and Health (with year in industry) (Full Time)

Aberystwyth University

Bachelor Degree , Human Biology

Course Description

Our Human Biology and Health scheme has been developed to reflect the diverse expertise and research activity of staff within the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences  at Aberystwyth University and at the same time enhance your career prospects with the our integrated year in industry. The scheme provides you with the opportunity to study a range of biological disciplines including physiology, microbiology, immunology and genetics, coupling these disciplines with the study of human biomechanics and psychology. The curriculum allows you to develop a sound understanding of the main conditions that influence human health and apply the knowledge to industry in the 21st century. 

 

Our Human Biology and Health scheme has been developed to reflect the diverse expertise and research activity of staff within the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences  at Aberystwyth University and at the same time enhance your career prospects with the our integrated year in industry. The scheme provides you with the opportunity to study a range of...

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Course Content

In your first year: 

  • Students are taught the important content which underpins human biology and health, which will provide a sound foundation on which year 2 and 3 can be built upon. Topics may include:  
  • Exercise psychology; 
  • Genetics; 
  • Metabolism; 
  • Exercise physiology; 
  • Human anatomy; 
  • Nutrition; 
  • Microbial diversity. 

In your second year:

  • Students study research methods; 
  • Exercise physiology; 
  • Immunology; 
  • Students can look at health from the perspective of improving health and performance;
  • Sports injury;
  • Microbiology;
  • Proteins and enzymes; 
  • You may also learn the practical methods for exploring these topics independently.

In your final year:

  • Students will undertake an independent project as well as being taught:
  • Molecular pharmacology; 
  •  Managing chronic diseases such as diabetes or obesity; 
  • Various optional modules are also available to suit the interests of the student. 

In your first year:  Students are taught the important content which underpins human biology and health, which will provide a sound foundation on which year 2 and 3 can be built upon. Topics may include:   Exercise psychology;  Genetics;  Metabolism;  Exercise...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120

A Levels BBB-BCC with B in Biology

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh and Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-DMM with a specified subject

International Baccalaureate:
30-28 with 5 points in Biology at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall with 7 in Biology

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 A Levels BBB-BCC with B in Biology GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh and Mathematics BTEC National Diploma: DDM-DMM with a specified subject International Baccalaureate: 30-28 with 5 points...

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Assessment Methods

  • Exams;
  • Essays;
  • Practical exercises;
  • Oral presentations;
  • Reports;
  • Statistical exercises;
  • Dossiers;
  • Portfolios;
  • Wikis;
  • Reflective diaries;
  • Literature reviews;
  • Magazine articles.

  • Exams;
  • Essays;
  • Practical exercises;
  • Oral presentations;
  • Reports;
  • Statistical exercises;
  • Dossiers;
  • Portfolios;
  • Wikis;
  • Reflective diaries;
  • Literature reviews;
  • Magazine articles.