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Introduction to Biology (Free)

Would you like to explore the subject of Human Biology? This taster course enables you to discover more about the body and how biological systems work.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Adult Community Learning
Adult and Community
Location: Ilkeston
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: Entry
Number Of Years: 0
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 6
Hours: 2.50
Start: 10/01/2024

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Course Information for Students

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to study Biology at GCSE or A-Level or an Access programme.  It can even be taken just for a bit of fun!  You will spend six weeks studying the digestive system, diet and exercise, the skeleton, muscles and the eye.  Each 90-minute session will have a practical exercise to complete.

The course is ideal for those wishing to progress to the Access to Health Professions Diploma without formal Biology qualifications.

There are no formal entry requirements.

You will learn:

  • How the food is digested within the human body
  • How to complete food tests
  • How the eye works
  • The basics of how the skeletomuscular system works
  • How to take part in practical lab work safely

You will undertake practical sessions on campus.


You will be assessed via group work and completing the course leaflet.

  • GSCE Biology
  • Access to Science (alongside formal Science qualifications)
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma in Nursing, Midwifery and Health Professions.

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Course Information Last Updated On: January 11, 2023 3:25 pm