Access to Science, Engineering and Nursing:Biology ADED11405E
- Academic Session: 2020-21
- School: Short Courses
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
- Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
The course provides an introduction to Biology, focusing on the key skills and ideas essential to Level 1 courses in Biomedical, Life Sciences and Nursing.
Blocks 1 and 2
3 hours per week for 22 weeks, plus 1 revision week
Requirements of Entry
One in-class test , one scientific essay, one presentation, and one lab report (each weighted at 12.5%, totalling 50%)
One 60-minute final examination (50%)
Main Assessment In: April/May
The aim of this course is to enable students to put in place basic Biology understanding and skills needed for Level 1 undergraduate study in Biomedical, Life Sciences and Nursing.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Explain the concepts involved in basic Biology ideas (for example, adaptation, cell structure/function, human physiology)
■ Solve real-world Biology problems by carrying out data interpretation exercises, as needed for Level 1 Science courses
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.