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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, bioinformatics and metabolic biochemistry.
  • 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 2017

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

Level 1

  • Foundations of Human Biology covers anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, respiratory, renal system, nervous and digestive systems. Theories of genetics and ethics applied to a range of human disease scenarios.  There is a strong emphasis on the development of the skills of academic writing and literature searching. In addition, a strong skills base in the wet lab and also in a field setting contribute to development of skilled scientists.

Level 2

  • In Explorations in Human Biology Students study the key disciplines that underpin biomedical sciences in order to gain a deeper understanding of the processes of the human body. There is a focus in both practical work and theory on a more detailed study of the human body through physiology, metabolic biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology and human genetics.  In the additional course curriculum, which defines single honours awards, there are specialist study units in environmental hazards to human health, population science, human evolution and molecular genetics. 

Level 3

  • Students will apply their understanding of human systems to the study of the parameters of human health and disease across the life trajectory. Advanced study of any discipline requires students to draw on the knowledge and understanding that they have acquired from the previous years of study; in this major the third year is defined by the application of knowledge to the complex and dynamic environment of the human body.  Specialists areas of study including applied genetics, bioinformatics, medical cell biology and metabolism normally form the major body of the curriculum.

Assessment is varied with a range of assessment patterns appropriate to the level of study. At Level 1 there is emphasis on formative work and on development of a portfolio of achievement. There are also multiple-choice tests that are undertaken online and group research projects. In Level 2 assessment patterns include more interrogative pieces of report writing, case studies that allow students to study a topic in depth, laboratory 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, journal diaries and a substantive research report.

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

You may also be interested in...

Biology

Biological Sciences

Environmental Science

Health and Wellbeing

Nutrition

Entry Requirements

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 available as a Single or 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, bioinformatics and metabolic biochemistry.
  • 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 2017

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

Level 1

  • Foundations of Human Biology covers anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, respiratory, renal system, nervous and digestive systems. Theories of genetics and ethics applied to a range of human disease scenarios.  There is a strong emphasis on the development of the skills of academic writing and literature searching. In addition, a strong skills base in the wet lab and also in a field setting contribute to development of skilled scientists.

Level 2

  • In Explorations in Human Biology Students study the key disciplines that underpin biomedical sciences in order to gain a deeper understanding of the processes of the human body. There is a focus in both practical work and theory on a more detailed study of the human body through physiology, metabolic biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology and human genetics.  In the additional course curriculum, which defines single honours awards, there are specialist study units in environmental hazards to human health, population science, human evolution and molecular genetics. 

Level 3

  • Students will apply their understanding of human systems to the study of the parameters of human health and disease across the life trajectory. Advanced study of any discipline requires students to draw on the knowledge and understanding that they have acquired from the previous years of study; in this major the third year is defined by the application of knowledge to the complex and dynamic environment of the human body.  Specialists areas of study including applied genetics, bioinformatics, medical cell biology and metabolism normally form the major body of the curriculum.

Assessment is varied with a range of assessment patterns appropriate to the level of study. At Level 1 there is emphasis on formative work and on development of a portfolio of achievement. There are also multiple-choice tests that are undertaken online and group research projects. In Level 2 assessment patterns include more interrogative pieces of report writing, case studies that allow students to study a topic in depth, laboratory 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, journal diaries and a substantive research report.

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

You may also be interested in...

Biology

Biological Sciences

Environmental Science

Health and Wellbeing

Nutrition

Entry Requirements

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 available as a Single or 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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