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Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Applied Biology


The HND in Applied Biology prepares you for employment in the science industry and provides you with the opportunity to gain entry to relevant Degree programmes. The learning experience is a combination of laboratory based training, field work, theoretical knowledge and e-learning. The programme incorporates a number of talks by experts from the industry and includes visits to industries, university laboratories, hospital laboratories and conservation areas.

Course Structure


The HND is made up of 16 units in total; 8 units will have been covered as an HNC, a further 8 units in this 2nd year of study will combine to qualify as an HND. 

Mandatory Core Units:

Project for Applied Science  

Mandatory Specialist Units:

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Medical Microbiology

Biodiversity, Conservation and Threats

Management of Projects

Neurophysiology and Homeostatic Control of the Human Body

Environmental Chemical Analysis

Organic Chemistry

 

*The modules for the Part-Time course may vary from year to year.

Units may vary due to the availability of staff and combining HND and HNC classes.

Important Information on the Full Fee  – Please note that this fee is for the 1st year only. Fees will apply for each year of a course.

Available Sessions

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Contact Hours

15 hours contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials.

Mandatory Additional Study

Maximum of 3 hours per week average over the academic year.

Personal Study

22 hours maximum studying and preparing assessments in your own time per week, to include use of online materials.

 

Entry Requirements

HNC

Successfully completed the BTEC Level 4 HNC in Applied Biology

Admissions

Successful completion of the admissions process

APEL

Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning.  Further details on APEL can be found in the admissions section

How will I be assessed and given feedback?

Students are assessed using a range of different methods. These include examinations, coursework, project based learning, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies.  This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study.  Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.

 

Where will it take me?

The HND in Applied Biology prepares you for employment in the science industry and provides you with the opportunity to gain entry to relevant Degree programmes.  Successful completion of the HND may enable you to progress to further study on the first or second year of a Degree course.  Recent students have progressed to the following Degree courses; BSc(Hons) Microbiology and Biological Science at Queen's University and Applied Biochemical Science.

With further study it may also lead to BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy, BSc(Hons) Optometry and  BSc(Hons) Radiography at Ulster University, or BSc(Hons) Applied Biological Sciences, BSc(Hons) Marine Biology, BSc Biotechnology (Year 3) at Ulster University and BSc(Hons) Environmental Science Degrees. You may progress to employment in areas including laboratory work in hospitals, industry, schools/colleges or the Scientific Civil Service.


How will it make me more employable?

The HND in Applied Biology provides a Nationally Recognised Qualification offering career progression and professional development for those already in employment and provides opportunities to progress to Higher Education.  Along with the vocational skills you will also develop employability skills through workshops such as teamwork, innovation and problem solving.

You are encouraged to take up work placement in hospital labs, civil service labs, industries and educational sectors. It is the responsibility of the student to organise this work placement.

Additional Costs
As part of the course you will be expected to participate in field trips which will incur travel costs (£15.00)
Accreditation
 Course and Provider regulated by Pearson.
Course Modules

Mandatory Core Units:

Project for Applied Science  

Mandatory Specialist Units

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Medical Microbiology

Biodiversity,

Conservation and Threats

Management of Projects

Neurophysiology and Homeostatic Control of the Human Body

Environmental Chemical Analysis

Organic Chemistry

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:

Students are required to:

  • Comply with College Policies and Procedures.
  • Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted.
  • Pass all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme.
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