100% OF OUR BSC (HONS) HUMAN BIOLOGY STUDENTS WERE SATISFIED WITH THEIR COURSE
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Human biology is a vibrant, interdisciplinary field that focuses on the biology of human populations. Human biologists study diverse topics such as human health and disease, human evolution, variation and adaptability, genetics, and human ecology.
On this Human Biology degree, you’ll learn about the relationships between molecular, anatomical, physiological and anthropological aspects of human biology, with a focus on biomedical aspects of human processes, such as how we respond to infection and how drugs act on the body.
Our Human Biology degree course places significant emphasis on laboratory techniques, handling data, solving problems, writing reports and oral presentations. These elements enable you to understand scientific methods and critically evaluate scientific data, which are essential skills for a wide range of scientific careers.
Year One: Human Biology Degree
The first year of this human biology degree will introduce you to genetics, microbiology, physiology, development, and biological chemistry, and will build a foundation of scientific inquiry.
- Biomedical research skills
- Human anatomy and physiology
- Biological chemistry
- Introduction to genetics and evolution
- Microorganisms and the dynamic cell
- Human growth and development
Year Two: Human Biology Degree
You will develop your knowledge with more focused modules in the second year, such as medical microbiology, human form and function, applied physiology, and human molecular genetics.
- Human form and function
- Applied physiology
- Metabolism and biochemistry
- Medical microbiology
- Human molecular genetics
- Cellular pathology and disease processes
Year Three: Human Biology Degree
The final year is your chance to gain specialist knowledge. You will be able to choose modules that takes your education in a specialised path of biomedical or anthropological emphasis, and will complete a capstone research project in an area of your choice.
- Human Biology research project
- Clinical biochemistry and pharmacology
- Clinical and molecular immunology
With biomedical option:
- Tropical medicine
- Epidemiology and public health
Or anthropology option:
- Humans and other primates
- Human variation and forensic anthropology
You will learn through lectures, tutorials and practical classes. You will typically spend 15 – 20 hours in scheduled classes per week and are expected to spend the same amount of time doing background reading and working on assignments.
There is strong emphasis on practical learning and all students undertake an extensive project in their final year. A wide range of projects is available, from molecular parasitology to forensic anthropology, microbiology, and genetics.