BTEC HND in Applied Biology

The BTEC Higher National Certificate in Applied Biology provides a specialist work-related program of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the health sector. It further offers added value with focused training through specialist curriculum units.

The HND in Applied Biology is the ideal match for students who want to learn skills, preparing for employment in sectors such as Laboratory Medicine, Bio Medical Science, Life Sciences and the Academics.

Centre Devised Module

The AIBS has developed a centre devised module, namely, Pathology for Laboratory Scientist, which provides an understanding of the fundamental principles of general pathology and the way biological specimens are investigated. The module creates a path to develop the knowledge of how cells and tissues react under pathological conditions and develops the skills and techniques demanded in the examination and analysis of pathological samples.

The Pathology for the Laboratory Scientist module contains the mandatory theoretical and practical aspects of Pathology for the students and fills the gaps of the existing course structure and content. The scheme identifies materials common to a wide range of biological applications and incorporates these as core studies in the course structure. The course has been designed for students seeking a quality education appropriate to the needs of the Health Sector at an Edexcel/Btec Higher National Level.

The Course Structure

The structure has been established using the Guidelines for Higher National Diploma Courses in Applied Biology set out by Pearson Edexcel/ BTEC. The student must register for a one and half years to two-year full-time course here at AIBS and thereafter transfer to an accredited partner university in order to pursue further studies if they so wish.

The HND in Applied Biology course is studied over a period of 18 months in a full-time capacity (72 weeks). This consists of four 16 week semesters (4 Months). Units are assessed by assignments which are offered to the students on the 8th week of each module.