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Human Biology

Duration: 3 years

Overview

Hear from one of our tutors about studying Human Biology at Liverpool Hope.

The Human Biology programme aims to develop graduates who are equipped with a range of subject-specific and key-transferable skills appropriate to graduate employment and/or postgraduate study. You will be formed as human biologists with specialism in some areas, including molecular and cellular biology, but primed for further development of knowledge, understanding and competency in other areas of bioscience and social science.

Following a degree in Human Biology at Liverpool Hope you will be a competent bench scientist aware of the safety and ethical constraints of contemporary methods applicable to the study of Human Biology.

Why choose this subject?

  • The interdisciplinary Biology team recently received a University Teaching Excellence Award.
  • You will be taught by academics with a range of research specialisms, including bone and cancer research, exercise physiology, metabolism, protein-DNA interactions and neurobiology.
  • The Department has strong links with research institutes including the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the World Museum in Liverpool and Chester Zoo. This provides you with opportunities for work-based learning and research.

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Human Biology at Liverpool Hope in our Human Biology Subject Guides.

 

 

Human Biology Subject Guide

 

 

  

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

As you progress through your studies, the courses you will take will reflect the degree you are registered on, ie whether you are taking Combined Honours or the BA (QTS) programme.

Level 1

  • Introduction to the Human Body which covers anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, respiratory, nervous and digestive systems. Theories of genetics and ethics applied to a range of human disease scenarios.

Level 2

  • Laboratory Skills: genetic transformation, molecular biology, microbiology, cellular biology, separation techniques including chromatography and electrophoresis, polymerase chain reaction.
  • Metabolism in Health and Disease: the genetics of obesity, cell signalling in a range of metabolic scenarios, enzymology including allostery, covalent modification, line weaver burke etc, public health practice applied to issues in metabolism including obesity and type II diabetes.
  • Plagues, Parasites and Populations: the study of a range of parasites applied to a range of diseases including those of the human population, and those of the animal and plant kingdom that impact on human health.
  • Human Exercise Physiology: the physiology, and changes in disease pathology, in the cardiovascular, skeletal, nervous and excretory systems with focus on homeostasis and maintenance of acid-base balance.

Level 3

  • Biological Basis of Human Disease - the cellular and molecular basis of autoimmune disease, cancer and skeletal dysfunction, and either
  • Genomics to Proteomics - the interrelationship between proteins and genes using appropriate examples from the animal and plant kingdoms, or
  • Functional and Evolutionary Bioinformatics - theory and practice of bioinformatics, data base techniques, interpretation and analysis of DNA sequence data, molecular evolutionary analysis, or
  • Human Nutrition - biology and psychosocial representations of human diet in individuals, populations and communities.
  • Contemporary Issues in Human Biology - a wide range of biological issues ranging from human evolution, parenting and mate selection, theories of ageing, through to disease processes including cystic fibrosis, Downs Syndrome and Creutzfeld Jacob diseaseand
  • Research Dissertation in Human Biology, or
  • Research Project for Intending Teachers: a specialist piece of research focused, as appropriate, toward career or further study aims.

Assessment is varied with a range of assessment patterns appropriate to the level of study. At Level 1 there is emphasis on formative work that is then amended before submission and on development of a portfolio of achievement. There are also multiple-choice tests that are undertaken online, group projects and a practical examination. Level 2 assessment patterns include more interrogative pieces of report writing, case studies that allow students to study a topic in depth, laboratory and fieldwork diaries and formal examinations. Level 3 provides students with opportunities to demonstrate critical evaluation of research material, alongside application of their knowledge and skills through oral presentations and journal diaries. There will be an opportunity, at this level, to carry out a substantial piece of research in the form of a dissertation.

You will have the opportunity to carry out dissections, particularly at Level 1 of the course. You will also work with some living organisms, mammalian experimentation is not part of the course.

You may also be interested in...

Biology

Biological Sciences

Environmental Science

Health and Wellbeing

Nutrition

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2016 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or 260 - 300 UCAS points.

In addition, qualifications must include a science discipline to an Advanced level, plus GCSE Mathematics and Science (Dual Award) grade C or above (or equivalent)

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • Access Diploma with a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at merit or above

If you have any questions about your qualifications, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

In addition, qualifications must include A level in a science discipline, plus GCSE Grade C or above (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system) in Mathematics and Science (or equivalent)

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B

The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.


Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

 

Course Combinations

Human Biology is only available as a Combined Honours degree programme.

 

Human Biology and Dance UCAS code 2A12
Human Biology and Geography UCAS code 2W11
Human Biology and Health & Wellbeing UCAS code 8M76
Human Biology and Information Technology UCAS code BG15
Human Biology and Law UCAS code 8L66
Human Biology and Mathematics UCAS code GC11
Human Biology and Sociology  UCAS code LC12

Employability

Our Human Biology graduates gain practical skills in specialised laboratory research which are highly valued by employers. You will also develop broader skills such as scientific report writing and data analysis.

Recent graduates have entered a variety of career paths including the biotechnology industry, medical writing, laboratory research, environmental consultancy and similar scientific and technical jobs. Others have pursued postgraduate study to specialise in teaching and bioinformatics.

Overview

Hear from one of our tutors about studying Human Biology at Liverpool Hope.

The Human Biology programme aims to develop graduates who are equipped with a range of subject-specific and key-transferable skills appropriate to graduate employment and/or postgraduate study. You will be formed as human biologists with specialism in some areas, including molecular and cellular biology, but primed for further development of knowledge, understanding and competency in other areas of bioscience and social science.

Following a degree in Human Biology at Liverpool Hope you will be a competent bench scientist aware of the safety and ethical constraints of contemporary methods applicable to the study of Human Biology.

Why choose this subject?

  • The interdisciplinary Biology team recently received a University Teaching Excellence Award.
  • You will be taught by academics with a range of research specialisms, including bone and cancer research, exercise physiology, metabolism, protein-DNA interactions and neurobiology.
  • The Department has strong links with research institutes including the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the World Museum in Liverpool and Chester Zoo. This provides you with opportunities for work-based learning and research.

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Human Biology at Liverpool Hope in our Human Biology Subject Guides.

 

 

Human Biology Subject Guide

 

 

  

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

As you progress through your studies, the courses you will take will reflect the degree you are registered on, ie whether you are taking Combined Honours or the BA (QTS) programme.

Level 1

  • Introduction to the Human Body which covers anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, respiratory, nervous and digestive systems. Theories of genetics and ethics applied to a range of human disease scenarios.

Level 2

  • Laboratory Skills: genetic transformation, molecular biology, microbiology, cellular biology, separation techniques including chromatography and electrophoresis, polymerase chain reaction.
  • Metabolism in Health and Disease: the genetics of obesity, cell signalling in a range of metabolic scenarios, enzymology including allostery, covalent modification, line weaver burke etc, public health practice applied to issues in metabolism including obesity and type II diabetes.
  • Plagues, Parasites and Populations: the study of a range of parasites applied to a range of diseases including those of the human population, and those of the animal and plant kingdom that impact on human health.
  • Human Exercise Physiology: the physiology, and changes in disease pathology, in the cardiovascular, skeletal, nervous and excretory systems with focus on homeostasis and maintenance of acid-base balance.

Level 3

  • Biological Basis of Human Disease - the cellular and molecular basis of autoimmune disease, cancer and skeletal dysfunction, and either
  • Genomics to Proteomics - the interrelationship between proteins and genes using appropriate examples from the animal and plant kingdoms, or
  • Functional and Evolutionary Bioinformatics - theory and practice of bioinformatics, data base techniques, interpretation and analysis of DNA sequence data, molecular evolutionary analysis, or
  • Human Nutrition - biology and psychosocial representations of human diet in individuals, populations and communities.
  • Contemporary Issues in Human Biology - a wide range of biological issues ranging from human evolution, parenting and mate selection, theories of ageing, through to disease processes including cystic fibrosis, Downs Syndrome and Creutzfeld Jacob diseaseand
  • Research Dissertation in Human Biology, or
  • Research Project for Intending Teachers: a specialist piece of research focused, as appropriate, toward career or further study aims.

Assessment is varied with a range of assessment patterns appropriate to the level of study. At Level 1 there is emphasis on formative work that is then amended before submission and on development of a portfolio of achievement. There are also multiple-choice tests that are undertaken online, group projects and a practical examination. Level 2 assessment patterns include more interrogative pieces of report writing, case studies that allow students to study a topic in depth, laboratory and fieldwork diaries and formal examinations. Level 3 provides students with opportunities to demonstrate critical evaluation of research material, alongside application of their knowledge and skills through oral presentations and journal diaries. There will be an opportunity, at this level, to carry out a substantial piece of research in the form of a dissertation.

You will have the opportunity to carry out dissections, particularly at Level 1 of the course. You will also work with some living organisms, mammalian experimentation is not part of the course.

You may also be interested in...

Biology

Biological Sciences

Environmental Science

Health and Wellbeing

Nutrition

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2016 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or 260 - 300 UCAS points.

In addition, qualifications must include a science discipline to an Advanced level, plus GCSE Mathematics and Science (Dual Award) grade C or above (or equivalent)

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • Access Diploma with a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at merit or above

If you have any questions about your qualifications, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

In addition, qualifications must include A level in a science discipline, plus GCSE Grade C or above (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system) in Mathematics and Science (or equivalent)

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B

The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.


Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

 

Course Combinations

Human Biology is only available as a Combined Honours degree programme.

 

Human Biology and Dance UCAS code 2A12
Human Biology and Geography UCAS code 2W11
Human Biology and Health & Wellbeing UCAS code 8M76
Human Biology and Information Technology UCAS code BG15
Human Biology and Law UCAS code 8L66
Human Biology and Mathematics UCAS code GC11
Human Biology and Sociology  UCAS code LC12

Employability

Our Human Biology graduates gain practical skills in specialised laboratory research which are highly valued by employers. You will also develop broader skills such as scientific report writing and data analysis.

Recent graduates have entered a variety of career paths including the biotechnology industry, medical writing, laboratory research, environmental consultancy and similar scientific and technical jobs. Others have pursued postgraduate study to specialise in teaching and bioinformatics.

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Dr Cathy Walsh

+44 (0) 151 291 3826

walshc@hope.ac.uk

Department: Health Sciences

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