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UCEN Manchester

Applied Sciences

UCAS Code: CC11

Higher National Certificate - HNC

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Is chocolate good for you? How are fireworks made? Why is blood red? Can you drink sea water? If you find yourself asking questions like these and have an interest in Science, this course could be the one for you. The main aims of the course are to develop knowledge and understanding of scientific theories and practices, whilst developing the skills needed to be able to apply them in different science related contexts.

This course is supported by focused study in key areas of Biology and Chemistry and the units cover a range of topics to allow you to gain a grounding of the key concepts required for further study in a range of Science disciplines.

The course has a significant practical element, which will allow you to develop your analytical, numerical and technical skills that are valued by employers in the field of Applied Biology. This will provide opportunities for career advancement within the sector.

The HNC Applied Science is delivered largely through combined lectures/seminars, workshops and tutorial sessions.

Modules

You will cover topics such as: Cell Biology, Biochemistry of Macromolecules and Metabolic Pathways, Physiology of Cellular Systems in Animals, Laboratory Techniques for Applied Biology, Analysis of Scientific Data and Information, Infectious Diseases, Medical Microbiology, Human Health and Nutrition.

Assessment methods

A range of lectures, seminars and laboratory workshops are used. A range of assessment methods is used, and examples of assessments are:
- Individual report
- Group presentation
- Group project
- Individual presentation
- Exams

The Uni


Course location:

St. Johns Centre

Department:

Academic Studies (AS)

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