The Edexcel BTEC Higher National qualifications in Applied Biology is designed to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in current and future employment or for the progression of an undergraduate degree.
These transferable skills will enable students to meet changing circumstances such as a shift in their own sphere of employment, promotion to supervisory or management roles or from general changes in healthcare sector. The qualifications have been developed to meet the needs of the major functions in Applied Biology.
G.C.E. A/L three passes (Bio Stream) or any recognized foundation in Science or equivalent qualification with an acceptable standard in English.
The structure has been established using the Guidelines for Higher National Diploma Courses in Applied Biology set out by Pearson Edexcel/BTEC. The Courses have been designed for students seeking a quality education appropriate to the needs of the “Health Sector” at Edexcel/BTEC Higher National level.
The 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 and offers specialist emphasis through the choice of specialist units.
Unit 1 – Cell Biology
Unit 2 – Biochemistry of Macromolecules and Metabolic Pathways
Unit 3 – Physiology of Cellular Systems of Animals
Unit 4 – Laboratory Techniques for Applied Biology
Unit 5 – Analysis of Scientific Data and Information
Unit 10 – Molecular Biology and Genetics
Unit 12 – Pharmacological Principles of Drug Actions
Unit 13 – The Immune Response System
Unit 14 – Infectious Diseases
Unit 15 – Medical Microbiology
Unit 22 – Chemistry for Applied Biologists
Unit 6 – Projects for Applied Science
Unit 26 – Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Unit 29 – Nanotechnology
Unit 33 – Employability Skills
Unit 34 – Pathology for Laboratory Scientists