HNC Bioscience (Applied Animal Science)

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The HNC Bioscience will help develop your fundamental knowledge and understanding of cell biology, microbiology, biochemistry, plant physiology, livestock physiology and environmental issues. You will develop a range of scientific and practical laboratory skills, all of which will prepare you for employment at a junior technical level within the bioscience industries or set you up for progression to degree level studies.

  • Successful completion of either the NQ Level 6 Applied Science or NQ Level 6 Animal Biology and Conservation programmes along with a progression reference.
  • Minimum of two Higher qualification passes, grade C or above, one of which must be from Higher Biology or Human Biology, plus English and Mathematics at SCQF Level 5 (equivalent).
  • Applicants that hold the FA in Scientific Technologies (SCQF level 6) with one other minimum C grade pass in Higher Biology or Human Biology.
  • Students with relevant work/life experience in a laboratory setting will also be considered.

All applicants

  • A full and detailed personal statement must be completed when applying.
  • You may be asked to provide a successful reference.
  • Participation at an information session and interview forms part of the selection criteria

Taught units include;

  • Cell Biology,
  • Biochemistry,
  • Micro-organisms,
  • Quality and Health and Safety Systems in Science Industries,
  • Environmental Awareness,
  • ICT,
  • Bioscience Graded Unit 1,
  • Plant Growth and Development,
  • Chemistry and Physics Life Sciences,
  • Biotechnology,
  • Livestock Growth: Health and Welfare,
  • Livestock Breeding,
  • Livestock Physiology,
  • Plant Physiology and
  • Personal Development Planning.