Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 20/12/2015
College College Life and Env Sci
School School of Bioscience
Department School of Biosciences
Partner College and School
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.Sc. Human Biology with International Year Full-time
Programme Code 566A
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 4 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme This programme will provide students with a broad grounding in the principles and methodologies that underlie all modern life science disciplines including biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, behaviour and evolutionary theory. This will then form the basis for specialised study of aspects of human biology ranging from medical biochemistry to psychology and the ecological impact of human activity. The outcome will be a broad understanding of humans as organisms in their environment. Students graduating from the programme will have gained experience in the core biosciences skills (such as experimental techniques, data collection and analysis, critical analysis of the literature) and 'transferable skills' including use of IT, written and oral presentation, team working, report writing etc. Live independently and communicate confidently in the setting of a foreign country and culture and in a different academic environment and context
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Basic biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, nutrition and physiology as applied to :
human systems
Evolutionary theory including human origins
Human growth and development
Basic human psychology
Environmental biology and human impact
Two or more of a selection of specialised topics including human reproduction, disease processes, neurobiology, conservation biology, endocrinology
Lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory practicals, IT-based learning exercises. Practical project and/or extended dissertation in final year.
Unseen exams at the end of Years 1, 2 and 4. In-course assessment by means of assessed essays, and laboratory reports and tests. Assessed project report and/or library-based dissertation in final year.
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Information retrieval, data collection, analysis and presentation
Use of IT for word processing, data presentation and analysis
Ability to plan, conduct and complete problem-solving and review investigations flexibly, critically, safely and on time
Experimental design
Oral presentation, essay and report writing to a professional standard
Ability to work effectively and efficiently, both individually and as part of a team

Students will gain skills in intercultural competence’, ‘graduates from this programme will have spent Year 3 of their studies at a prestigious university outside the UK, which will significantly broaden their experience, cultural awareness and understanding of other countries. Such skills can be applied in a wide variety of educational and professional contexts, thus meeting the national and international demand for a workforce that understands and can successfully operate, in an international environment
Skills modules in Years 1 and 2 including interactive sessions and learning materials on report writing and oral presentation. Assessed team-based practical work. Personal and group tutorials. IT-based learning resources.
Assessed essays, oral presentations and practical reports. Exam in IT skills. Assessed exercises on experimental design, information retrieval and interpretation. Assessed dissertation and project reports during final year.