Coventry University - BSc (Hons) Human Biosciences

Coventry University

BSc (Hons) Human Biosciences

Human Biosciences encompasses some of the most rapidly changing and dynamic areas of biology and medicine.

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This course enables you to explore the current and emerging challenges to human health. It has been designed to inspire, guide and empower you to better understand the scientific basis of these global health challenges and to be able to contribute towards finding solutions. Whilst advancing technology and medical knowledge has brought undoubted benefits, it has equally brought new and rapidly emerging problems.

We are facing new challenges due to modern 24-hour lifestyles, the impacts of climate change and environmental pollution, emerging infectious diseases, the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance and an increasingly ageing population. This course aims to equip you to assess and understand new scientific developments and to communicate effectively to diverse audiences, to encourage dialogue between the public, academics and policy makers to advance progress towards a healthier future for us all.

This exciting degree can potentially lead to a range of research and health related careers in biomedicine. The broad range of subjects covered include microbiology, molecular biology, medical genetics, cancer biology, physiology, cell biology and neuroscience. These subjects are of increasing importance in medical research and underpin the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

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Entry Requirements

A Level BBB to include Biology. Excludes General Studies.

BTEC DDM in the BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma in a Biology or Science related subject.

IB Diploma 30-32 points to include a minimum of grade 5 in Biology at Higher Level.

GCSE requirement Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A*- C including English Language, Mathematics and two Sciences.

IELTS: 6.0 overall (with at least 5.5 in each component area).

Career Prospects

Over 1.2 million people work in primary science-based roles in the UK, with the boundaries between biosciences, chemical sciences and physical sciences becoming increasingly blurred.

There is a growing demand for highly skilled staff with the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams, right across industry, in the health service, government establishments, research and educational institutions. Our degree is designed to help you develop a wide range of skills that will be attractive to many different types of employers. We can help you find placements, internships and job opportunities, by advertising jobs, holding an annual jobs fair, helping with CV writing and job interview technique.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. We provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

Course Details

This degree aims to enhance your understanding of how the human body functions in health and disease at the tissue, cell and molecular level, throughout the lifespan.

We place great emphasis on the acquisition of broad human biosciences knowledge and practical expertise, which is most likely to be useful in your future career related to Human Biosciences.

Year 1

Human physiology from cells to systems
Genotype to phenotype
Structure, function and analysis of biomolecules
Academic and professional development for life sciences
Enzymes and metabolism
The microbial world
Drugs, receptors and responses
Professional practice for life scientists

Year 2

Human physiology: health and homeostasis
Microorganisms in human health and disease
Human genetic diversity
Gut microbiota in human health and disease
The immune system in health and disease
Modern lifestyles, health and disease
Group research project

Placement year
Professional training
Study abroad

Year 3

Metabolic non-communicable diseases
Infectious disease: present and future challenges
Multimorbidity: an emerging health challenge
Research design for human biosciences
Biology of human ageing
Genomics, disease and personalised therapy
Independent project in human biosciences

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