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City College Plymouth

Applied Biology

UCAS Code: F901

Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

32

From Science or other related level 3 qualifications.

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

The HNC in Applied Biology will give you knowledge and understanding of a range of biological processes, with an emphasis on biology in industry.
The course has a high practical content to improve confidence and ability in practical laboratory skills including developing skills in microscope techniques, environmental sampling and analysis and microbiological techniques. With the wide range of analytical instrumentation available you will also become confident using instruments such as IR spectrometers, mass spectrometers, NMR spectrometers and flame photometers, developing the skills required for a modern laboratory in the field of biological and environmental science.
Applied Biology will provide an introduction to higher level biology structured in a way to make it relevant to current industrial and commercial applied biology. The level of study links between A Level and undergraduate level, building a basic framework of knowledge that will allow academic progression in this field. It will also provide the sort of biological knowledge and laboratory skills directly applicable to an industrial setting.

Modules

The course includes the following subjects: Cell Biology, Laboratory Techniques for Applied Biologists, Employability Skills, Chemistry for Applied Biologists, Analysis of Scientific Data, Physiology of Cellular Systems in Animals, Biochemistry of Macromolecules & Metabolic Pathways and Environmental Monitoring and Analysis.

Assessment methods

Assessment will be through assignments and practical assessments for each unit.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£7,450
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England
£7,450
per year
EU
£7,450
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,450
per year
Scotland
£7,450
per year
Wales
£7,450
per year

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City College Plymouth

Department:

Business, Hospitality, Care and Science

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