Barony Campus, Edinburgh Campus, Ayr Campus
This course provides students with a broad foundation in biological science, including training in scientific and laboratory techniques used in the bioscience industries. Studies develop knowledge and understanding of fundamental bioscience subjects such as cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology and animal and plant physiology and of the application of these subjects in biotechnology and animal and plant breeding industries. Students learn the importance of safe working practices in the laboratory and carry out a supervised laboratory research project.
The course provides an excellent first step into higher education for candidates with an interest in biology and offers a route into employment in the bioscience sector.
Content incudes: Cell Biology: Theory and Practice; Biochemistry: Theory and Practice; Biotechnology: An Introduction; Microorganisms: Growth, Activity and Significance; Environmental Awareness.
2 Highers at CC, preferably including a science subject.
Relevant HND or degree programme.
Animal and Biological Sciences