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Biosciences

Foundation Biology

 
 

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 study cellular biology, human biology, disease, evolution and investigative biology.

You learn through a combination of live elements and pre-recorded material. Tutor support is available throughout the specified weekly times.

Summer university

Start date: Starts Thursday 1 July, Thursdays for six weeks, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Applications open early April.

This course is delivered online. Please check the entry requirements tab before making your application to ensure you meet the entry criteria and have all the minimum equipment necessary to take part.

You can study up to 30 credits at Summer University and you can select up to three modules on the same application form. If you would like to add a module later, or change one of your choices, then please email summer.university@tees.ac.uk.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

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Where you study

This course is delivered online.

 

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 five kingdoms of life
· how are organisms suited to their environments?

investigative biology
· importance of hypothesis testing
· considering the laboratory environment
· introduction to basic skills within biology

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

By a written examination to be submitted online.

 
 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements


As this is an online course you need access to a computer and be comfortable learning through an online platform. A strong and stable internet connection is required, and a webcam and microphone to participate in any interactive elements of the course.

International applicants must have an IELTS overall score of 5.5 or higher.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

 
 

Part-time

2021/22 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 3, Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Start date: Starts Thursday 1 July, Thursdays for six weeks, 9.30am - 4.30pm