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Course overview

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.

Summer University will run throughout June and July 2020. You can register your details here if you would like to receive a course brochure when applications open in May 2020. If you have any questions then you can reach us at

Where you study

Teesside University, Middlesbrough Campus

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Course details

What you study

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

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.



2020 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 3, Fees: £50.00
  • Enrolment date: To be announced May 2020