Science

Higher Human Biology

Evening

Available at 2 campuses

Overview


This qualification consists of three deliverable units with the mandatory external exam. We are delivering the qualification specifically for candidates who need to sit the external examination, not the units. If you require units only please ensure that you mention this on your application form.

Prelim Examination(s)

We will use prelim examinations as part of the formative assessment processes. These are not normally used for any appeals procedure.

External Examination

The examination is normally in May each year. This is set by SQA and you sit it at the same time as all students in Scotland.

Please note that this course will run for 2 evenings per week 6-8pm in semester 1 and 6-9pm in semester 2. This will give the adequate time to fully support you towards the final examination.

Course Information


  • Standard Grade Biology at Credit Level
  • Intermediate 2 Biology (Unit 1,2 & 3) (Int 2 preferably A or B award)
  • National 5 preferably A or B award
  • Any other programme with sufficient Biological content to SCQF Level 5 minimum.

 

 

A full & detailed personal statement must be completed when applying.

The keys areas covered are:

  • Human cells

division and differentiation in human cells, structure and replication of DNA, gene expression, mutations, human genomics, metabolic pathways, cellular respiration, energy systems in muscle cells.

  • Physiology and health

gamete production and fertilisation, hormonal control of reproduction, the biology of controlling fertility, antenatal and postnatal screening, the structure and function of arteries, capillaries and veins, the structure and function of the heart, pathology of cardiovascular disease (CVD), blood glucose levels and obesity

  • Neurobiology and immunology 

divisions of the nervous system and neural pathways, the cerebral cortex, memory, the cells of the nervous system and neurotransmitters at synapses, non-specific body defences, specific cellular defences against pathogens, immunisation, clinical trials of vaccines and drugs

 

Full details are available on the SQA website here https://www.sqa.org.uk/files_ccc/HigherCourseSpecHumanBiology.pdf

Human Biology is relevant to a number of career choices, in particular to Training & Employment careers paths in:

  • Science and Mathematics
  • Health Care - Nursing & Midwifery
  • Oral Health
  • Nutrition
  • Veterinary Nursing ... to name a few.

Classes Available

Coatbridge

Evening

  • Cost
  • £370
  • Days
  • 2 days pw
  • Start Date
  • 03 Sep 2019 - 08 May 2020
  • Time
  • 18:00 - 21:00

Motherwell

Evening

  • Cost
  • £370
  • Days
  • 2 days pw
  • Start Date
  • 03 Sep 2019 - 08 May 2020
  • Time
  • 18:00 - 21:00