Entry requirements Scottish Higher BBB A Level BB Associate student places You can study this course as an associate student completing your first year at West Lothian College. For more information and entry requirements, see pages 32-33. Irish Leaving Certificate H2 H2 H3 Other You may be requested to be immunised against Hepatitis B. International Baccalaureate 26 points Other information International IELTS of 6.0 with no element lower than 5.5 Required subjects Chem or Biol and preferably one other science (may include Maths or Home Economics) at Higher/A Level or equivalent AND Chem, Biol, Maths and Eng at S/Int2/N5/GCSE level Mature/Access Related Access course — see our website for details at www.qmu.ac.uk/ college-qualifications We welcome applications from mature students with relevant qualifications in biology and chemistry and/or experience. Direct Entry Year Two • HNC in a related subject with B in the graded unit Year Three • HND in a related subject with CB in the graded units COURSE QUALITY For SATISFACTION details of related HNC and HND courses, see www.qmu.ac.uk/college- qualifications 100% NATIONAL STUDENT SURVEY UCAS code C100 Duration 3/4 years full-time Start date September 2019 Delivery On campus Awarding body QMU. Please see the ‘External review’ section on pages 8-11. Exchange opportunities* In Years Two or Three, you have the opportunity to study for one semester at a university overseas. See pages 18-19 for more information. Placements There are no formal placements, but a limited number of volunteering opportunities allow you to gain further experience and develop skills in particular areas of practice. Teaching staff, class sizes and timetables Please see ‘How we teach and how you’ll learn’ section on pages 8-11. 65 Course fees Please see pages 170-171 Professional registration/ accreditation N/A Careers Graduates can enter a variety of scientific and health-related careers in the public and private sectors, such as: laboratory and research scientists; research co-ordinators; clinical audit and clinical data analysts; scientific information managers and writers; healthcare management and administration; health promotion; health education; science teaching; product development (eg pharmaceuticals, medical products); marketing of health and scientific products; and studies for higher degrees by research or specialist postgraduate courses. As a multi-skilled and multidisciplinary graduate, you have many other opportunities and careers open in wider areas of employment. Why QMU? The course is taught by experienced pharmacologists, physiologists, biochemists, and other life scientists, many of whom are research active. Their applied research informs the teaching programme, keeping up to date with current thinking in the field. Years One and Two are shared with our BSc/BSc (Hons) Applied Pharmacology, BSc/BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Food Science and BSc/BSc (Hons) Nutrition, meaning you can change course any time up to the end of Year Two.