QMU-Undergraduate-Prospectus- UG Prospectus 2019 - Page 66

The breadth of disciplines covered on this course means that graduates are well placed to compete for many life science jobs. Modules choices in latter years enable you to focus your future career. BSc/BSc (Hons) Human Biology Human biology is a fundamental understanding of how the body works and how it responds to changes in health and disease, such as in growth, ageing, obesity and heart disease. This course will provide you with the skills to work in a variety of areas related to the science of human biology. In the first two years, you will gain a grounding in the core areas of the biological sciences. During this time you will study a range of modules and there is a significant practical element where you will develop basic research and laboratory skills such as using a pipette, basic laboratory equipment (eg HPLC, platereaders) and statistics. In Year Three, you will begin to focus on a range of specific areas related to the function of the body in health and disease. You can also select from a range of modules which allow you to determine the focus of your future career. In Year Four, the majority of your time will be spent on your honours project which will involve you carrying out an individual research project. This will help to develop and enhance the skills and knowledge that will be required in the workplace. In addition to this, further modules will enhance your understanding and critical evaluation of human biology, with optional modules to tailor your own programme of study. Most modules involve student-centred learning, as well as tutor-led lectures, tutorials, labs and workshops. Structure Year Three modules You can opt to study for an honours degree over four years or an ordinary degree over three years. You will complete a range of modules each year as outlined. Clinical Sciences/ Determinants of Health/ Dissertation (choice of topic)/ Epidemiology and Health/ Integrating Module 3/ Advanced Neuroscience/ Professional Module/ Scientific Enquiry and Evaluation/ plus one from the following optional modules: Drug Abuse and Addiction/ Public Health Practice/ Techniques for Nutrition Research Teaching, learning and assessment Please see the course entry on our website (see URL on opposite page) for full details of the learning, teaching and assessment activities for this course. Also check out the ‘How we teach and how you’ll learn’ section on pages 8-11. Year One modules Biochemistry/ Developmental Biology and Ageing/ Genetics/ Health and Society/ Cell Biology & Human Physiology/ Integrating Module 1/ Introduction to Neuroscience/ Introduction to Nutrition/ Key Investigative Skills 1/ Microbiology Year Two modules Immunology/ Integrating Module 2/ Key Investigative Skills 2/ Laboratory Investigative Procedures/ Medical Microbiology/ Molecular Biology/ Nutrition: Energy and Macronutrients/ Pharmacology/ Professional Development in Scientific Analysis/ Systems Biology 64 Year Four modules Advanced Medical Microbiology and Immunology/ Current Issues in Cancer/ Current Issues in Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease/ Current Issues in Health/ Epidemiology/ Honours Project (research)/ Research and Professional Communication / Research Process/ plus one from the following optional modules: Current Issues in Sport and Exercise/ Health Education and Promotion/ International Health and Nutrition The modules listed here are correct at time of print (Feb 2018) but may differ slightly to those offered in 2019. Please check the website for any updates. *Subject to availability