Human Biology Higher

What is special about this course?

You will consider those aspects of science which have immediate relevance to the biology of the human species and the influence of humankind on the biological world.

It will help you to develop and apply knowledge and understanding of human biology, and an understanding of human biology's role in scientific issues and relevant applications of human biology, including their impact on society and the environment.

Topics give emphasis to important development areas of human biology including:

  • molecular biology;
  • genetics;
  • immunology;
  • control mechanisms;
  • human behaviour and the impact of an increasing population.

Health issues are highlighted where appropriate.

If you are applying for this subject on its own, your initial application will be for the full time Highers programme, to allow for flexibility in your choices of subjects/class times. Your application will be updated to your final choice following interview.

Entry requirements

  • Standard Grade Biology or Chemistry, at 2 or above,
  • Or Intermediate 2 Biology at B or above,
  • Or National 5 Biology at B or above and a pass in National 5 Maths.

 

 

 

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Face-to-face


How long will my course last?


1 Years

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date


August

Fees

For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

Funding

Bursary or EMA (Educational Maintenance Allowance) if studying full time with other subjects

What can I do on completion of my course?

Higher National programme in Sciences, undergraduate courses at universities and institutes of further and higher education.  At Inverness College UHI there is scope for progression to HNC Applied Science, BSc Applied Science or BSc Environmental Science.  Subsequent careers include those in science-based industry, lab analysis, applied science industry and conservation management. 

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To study this subject along with other Science Highers please click here Higher Human Biology

I want to apply in 2019/20

This will take you to the full time Science Highers programme, to allow for flexibility in your choices of subjects/class times. However the way you want to study (e.g full time/part time/distance) will be updated following the interview.

To study this subject along with Higher Care and/or Higher Childcare and Development please click here Higher Human Biology

This will take you to the full time Care Practice Highers programme, to allow for flexibility in your choices of subjects/class times. However the way you want to study (e.g full time/part time/distance) will be updated following the interview.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Inverness College UHI. Inverness College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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