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Applied Biological Science top-up

Nottingham College

UCAS Code: BIO2 | Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


HNC (BTEC)

P

Applicants for the HND should possess (or expect to achieve) the HNC Level 4 qualification.

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

**If you’re passionate about the biological sciences, this Higher National Diploma (Level 5) course could be ideal. It is designed to provide you with a broad range of skills, knowledge, understanding and personal qualities required to work in a biological science-based field. This course is also suitable if you are currently employed in a relevant industrial sector and are seeking higher-level qualifications to develop further your career.**

**About the course**

This Level 5 HND top-up course is intended for those applicants who have already obtained (or expect to achieve) a full Level 4 in this subject.

You’ll develop knowledge and understanding of biological theories and practice to be able to apply them in a variety of science-related industrial contexts.

HND modules include:

• Physiology of Cellular Systems in Animals
• The Immune Response System
• Neurophysiology and Homeostatic Control of the Human Body
• Biochemistry of Macromolecules and Metabolic Pathways
• Pharmacological Principles of Drug Actions
• Work-based Experience
• Personal and Professional Development
• Employability Skills
• Project for Applied Science

**Assessment**

Units are assessed via a range of internally set and assessed assignments including: reports, case studies, oral presentations, practical assessments, individual project work, data analysis, research, investigation, problem-solving tasks and portfolios of evidence.

**Your career and progression**

Upon successful completion of the HND course, you could go into employment or progress onto a wide range of science-based top-up degree courses, such as a BSc (Hons) or to further professional study in applied biology or a related discipline.

Assessment methods

Units are assessed via a range of internally set and assessed assignments including: reports, case studies, oral presentations, practical assessments, individual project work, data analysis, research, investigation, problem-solving tasks and portfolios of evidence.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,250
per year
England
£8,250
per year
EU
£8,250
per year
International
£9,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,250
per year
Scotland
£8,250
per year
Wales
£8,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City Hub

Department:

Science

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