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Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences with Foundation Year

University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

UCAS Code: CF12 | Foundation Degree - FD

Entry requirements


2x U grades

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PP

Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)

P

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Start your own journey of discovery with this foundation year. Offering detailed knowledge based on specialist biology and chemistry, you will develop a multidisciplinary understanding of human life, health and disease, preparing you for a career in a range of industries. Enhance your scientific knowledge and academic skills required for progression.

If you love logical subjects such as biotechnical and pharmaceutical sciences but are uncertain of your specialism, this course is perfect for you. This programme integrates knowledge across pharmacology, microbiology, immunology, genetics, biomaterials, and medicinal and organic chemistry. Explore multiple disciplines then find your focus Our foundation year works for those who may not meet the entry requirements for the foundation degree. As you progress through your foundation year, you’ll enhance your confidence with scientific practice and knowledge by studying biology and chemistry modules in addition to mathematics and academic skills. Once you complete your foundation year, you will be eligible to progress on to the Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences Foundation Degree programme, where you will study specialist modules and upon completion, can progress to a relevant top-up degree.

Modules

Modules may include:

Year 0
Fundamentals of Biology
Further Biology
Fundamentals of Chemistry
Further Chemistry
Foundation mathematics
Academic skills

Year 1
Personal and professional development
Integrated biomolecular science
Physiology and pathology
Physical, inorganic and organic chemistry
Integrated practical skills
Biochemical processes
Organic chemistry
Mathematics

Year 2
Microbiology & biotechnology
Pharmacology & therapeutics
Immunology
Genetics
Medicinal chemistry
Biomaterials and solid state chemistry
Work related learning
Scientific investigation

Assessment methods

There will be regular short practice assessment activities (in the form of regular quizzes and tests) with feedback provided to guide your progress and development. Pair and small group activities will be regularly used in all modules, allowing you to improve communication and teamwork skills. Giving short oral and poster presentations will increase your confidence in speaking and presenting.

Preparation for practical activities will be available in the form of virtual experiments in which online feedback is instantly available. Real and simulated practical activities will also provide data and you will be given guidance on how to collect and process high quality data, and how to use it to form conclusions.

Modules will be formally assessed and graded through a range of methods, including traditional examinations, laboratory activities, problem-based group projects, oral and poster presentations, case-studies, research projects and essays.

This range of activities provides the opportunity for everyone to demonstrate the knowledge and skills that they have acquired throughout the course of their studies. The mix of practical and written assessments will provide evidence to employers of the level of laboratory skills and other abilities (such as teamwork, communication skills, ethical integrity, etc.), whilst also enabling you to demonstrate the theoretical knowledge and academic skills that you have developed.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£6,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

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Department:

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