Introduction to Life Sciences

Course Content

This is a short, four week course that will introduce the basics of Human Biology, Microbiology and Chemistry. You will study the underpinning knowledge of atomic structure, chemical bonding, cellular structure, DNA replication and aerobic respiration. You will also have the opportunity to develop practical skills which are relevant for progression onto a full-time course.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. This course is designed as an introductory course for students who have not previously studied Science.

Method of Assessment

There will be an end of course assessment and mandatory practicals throughout the course.

Future Prospects

Successful completion and demonstration of good attendance will allow progression onto Certificate in Applied Science. Eligible students can also progress onto SWAP Access to Life Sciences or Access to Physical Sciences.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Kingsway Campus

  • Start Date

    01 Jul 2021

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    4 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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