HND Applied Biological Sciences (Year 2)

Course Content

This course covers a wide range of subjects including: microbiology; biochemistry; DNA; the human body; human metabolism; biomedical pathology and investigations; immunology; and laboratory skills. In addition to the theoretical aspects, this programme offers the opportunity to develop practical skills and experience in techniques such as PCR, chromatography, spectrophotometry and gel electrophoresis.

Entry Requirements

Second year entry requires HNC Applied Sciences with 15 credits or equivalent.

Method of Assessment

End of unit assessment or by the completion of course work. There will be no end of course assessment but continual assessment throughout the year.

Future Prospects

Successful completion of the course would allow entry to second or third year university life science courses. Alternatively, the qualification would allow employment as a technician in the local life-science industry.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Kingsway Campus

  • Start Date

    28 Aug 2023

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area


  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page
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