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This programme is the equivalent of one A Level and provides a broad basis of study for the health science sector. You will develop the knowledge, skills and techniques found in real-life medical science situations, including research, practical laboratory work, scientific testing and problem-solving and will build on key ideas in Biology. 

What will you learn?

You will explore the biological principles that underpin human biology and study how the human body functions at a genetic, cellular and tissue level. You’ll gain understanding of how human biology and lifestyle factors interact to affect the health of individuals and populations and explore the many ways that this knowledge can be applied in order to improve diagnostic and health outcomes. You will carry out your own investigation into the effect of antimicrobial agents on the growth of microorganisms and recognise the importance of disease management to modern human society. 

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Who is the course aimed at?

This course is for you if  you enjoyed the elements of human biology when studying GCSE, you enjoy practical scientific working and you wish to pursue a career in the health or science sector.  

Entry Requirements & Other Info
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    A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including Maths and English Language and an average GCSE score of at least 5.2. You will need to have achieved a minimum of a grade 5-5 in GCSE science or grade 5s if separate sciences have been taken. 

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    There will be opportunities to meet with experts in the field from local industry and universities and to take part in practical sessions using state of the art biotechnology. Trips will be made to Castle Hill Hospital to take part in their surgical skills training along with Hull University to experience genetic testing using specialist DNA testing technology.

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    This course is designed to support progression to higher education when taken as part of a programme of study that includes other BTEC Nationals or A Levels. Alternatively, you may progress onto an apprenticeship in an associated industry or seek employment in related fields

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    Typical progression routes include further study or employment within fields including Biological Sciences, Forensic Biology, Paramedic Science, Nutrition, Physiotherapy, Sport and Exercise Science, Psychology, Midwifery and Nursing. 

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