Short courses
Life & Physical Sciences

Foundation Biology

If you’d like to study for a course in science and need to refresh or update your knowledge of biology then this course is a great starting point. You are taught through a mixture of lectures and practical laboratory sessions. You study cellular biology, human biology,disease, evolution and investigative biology.

Course information

Part-time

  • Credits: 10, Level: 3, Fees: £50.00

More part-time details

  • Enrolment date: Starts Thursday 4 July, Thursdays for 6 weeks, 9.30am-4.30pm
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 342291

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Starts Thursday 4 July, Thursdays for 6 weeks, 9.30am-4.30pm.

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Where you study

Teesside University, Middlesbrough Campus

What you study

Content
The biology of disease
· What causes disease?
· How do diseases spread?
· How can we effectively combat infectious disease?

Human anatomy
· Anatomy and physiology of the human body
· Basic function of organs within the body

The variety of living organisms
· Basic differences between the 5 kingdoms of life
· How are organisms suited to their environments?

Investigative biology
· Importance of hypothesis testing
· Introduction to the laboratory environment
· Introduction to basic skills within the biology laboratory

Populations and the environment
· Interactions between living things and their environments
· Basic introduction to the variability within environments
· Introduction to evolution

Cell structure and function
· Basic structure and function of human cell.
· Basic information about organelles and how they support the bodies overall function.

How you are assessed

In-course assessment

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Course information

Part-time

  • Credits: 10, Level: 3, Fees: £50.00

More part-time details

  • Enrolment date: Starts Thursday 4 July, Thursdays for 6 weeks, 9.30am-4.30pm
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 342291

Contact details

Further information