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Leeds City College

Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

UCAS Code: CF13

Foundation Degree - FD

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

2xD grades one of which to be in a relevant subject

Access to HE Diploma

M:24

Overall pass with 60 credits, with 24 credits to be at a Merit grade in a relevant subject.

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

MP

MP grade in relevant subject.

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

MPP

MPP grade in relevant subject

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

The programme is broad-based and industrially relevant, covering many aspects of biological and chemical sciences. It is taught almost entirely in laboratories and features a very large amount of hands-on experience of practical science. Students will learn about scientific concepts related to the human body, diseases and drugs and then explore these ideas further through practical laboratory investigations. The practical work will build confidence in working in a laboratory environment and give students the opportunity to develop skills in using a wide range of equipment and scientific instruments, performing standard operations that are common in current industries in the chemical science or bioscience sectors.

This course would suit anyone who has some basic knowledge (either through study or work) of biology or chemistry and would like to find out more about how:

- the human body works

- diseases are caused and can be treated

- microorganisms are used in the production of medicines and other useful chemicals

- drugs interact with our bodies

- understanding the biology and chemistry of drugs enables us to design better medicines

The course was developed in order to close a skills gap as identified by the Leeds Local Enterprise Partnership. The course was written after consultation with a number of local employers, who informed teaching, content and assessment methods. We have formed close links with other employers and continued to elicit feedback on how well the course prepares graduates for employment. Teaching is delivered in purpose-built laboratories with industry-standard equipment and is designed to develop the key skills and knowledge demanded by employers.

Modules

You will study 6 modules valued at 20 credits in each year, making atotal of 240 credits; 120 per year.

In the first year your learning will begin with the Integrated Biomolecular Science unit followed by the Integrated Practical Skills unit which will develop your understanding of and performance in bench science.

These units are supported throughout the year by Professional Development and Mathematics You will also study Biochemical Processes and Human Physiology and Pathology developing knowledge and practical skills.

In the second year you will study Microbiology & Microbial Disease and Biotechnology units as well as Immunology and Pharmacology & Therapeutics.

These units will be underpinned by units in Work Related Learning Research, Design and Analysis.

All units are class based and learning is facilitated by formal lectures, practical group work and ICT interaction.

Delivery is focussed on developing both the specialist academic and practical skills required for success in the science industry in addition fostering those attitudes which seen in good employees.

Assessment methods

Assessment will be a mixture of formal examinations and coursework including:
•Time constrained assessments
•Laboratory reports
•Reflective journal
•Written coursework (including mathematical problems)
•Case study
•Professional discussion
•Presentations
•Research project

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£7,950
per year
England
£7,950
per year
EU
£7,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,950
per year
Scotland
£7,950
per year
Wales
£7,950
per year

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