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Human Biology Access to HEFC Higher Education The aim of the course is to provide a foundation for study at a higher level in biological sciences or health studies. Students will develop a knowledge and understanding of cell biology and human physiology an understanding of the basic chemical concepts involved in metabolic and physiological process laboratory skills and the ability to analyse and present data The standard is Advanced Level to university entrance so previous experience in the Science/Biology field is helpful but not essential. Course Content Unit 1: Cell Biology to include the cellular organisation, structure and activities; cell membranes and transport; tissues, organs and energy supply Cell Reproduction, Inheritance and Expression of Genetic Information to include the cell cycle and cell division; DNA, RNA and protein synthesis; genetics and genetic engineering The Chemistry of Living Systems to include basic chemistry and the biochemistry of biological molecules, enzyme reactions and processes Unit 2: Human Physiology to include mechanisms of action and control in the nervous system, cardiovascular systems, respiratory system, digestive system, excretory system and endocrine system; principles of homeostasis The lessons each week will include topic work and tutorials. Practical exercises will take place during the course. Assessment Unit 1 Assignment - 60% of marks End of Unit Test - 40% of marks Unit 2 Assignment - 60% of marks Unit 2 Exam - 40% of marks This course is offered during the day - Monday 9.30 - 10.30am, Tuesday 11.50am - 12.50pm and Wednesday 11.50am - 12.50pm and on an evening - Monday 6.30 - 9.30pm.

Human Biology Access to HEFC Higher Education The aim of the course is to provide a foundation for study at a higher level in biological sciences or health studies. Students will develop a knowledge and understanding of cell biology and human physiology an understanding of the basic chemical concepts involved in metabolic and physiological process laboratory skills and the ability to analyse and...

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