Higher Human Biology

Course Introduction

The purpose of the Course is to develop learners’ interest and enthusiasm for human biology in a range of contexts. The skills of scientific inquiry and investigation are developed, throughout the Course, by investigating the applications of human biology. This will enable learners to become scientifically literate and able to review the science-based claims they will meet.

Higher Human Biology is made up of four units:

Human Cells

Learners who complete the Unit will be able to:

♦ apply skills of scientific inquiry and draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit to carry out an experiment/practical investigation

♦ draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit and apply scientific skills

Physiology and Health

Learners who complete the Unit will be able to:

♦ apply skills of scientific inquiry and draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit to carry out an experiment/practical investigation

♦ draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit and apply scientific skills

Neurobiology

Learners who complete the Unit will be able to:

♦ apply skills of scientific inquiry and draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit to carry out an experiment/practical investigation

♦ draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit and apply scientific skills

Immunology and Public Health

Learners who complete the Unit will be able to:

♦ apply skills of scientific inquiry and draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit to carry out an experiment/practical investigation

♦ draw on knowledge and understanding of the key areas of this Unit and apply scientific skills

For a student to achieve the full Higher Human Biology award they need to pass all individual units as well as the course assessment.

It is important for students to consider the depth and breadth of this qualification in terms of academic demands and so students would be advised to have previously passed National 5 Biology or an equivalent relevant qualification.

NB The purpose of this information is to give you an indication of the content of the course and also the level at which the course is set.  Please read the fact sheet carefully and if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the College.

The College may make a change to a course where it is reasonable for the College to do so.  A change could involve the replacement of a course with a new course, variations to course content or structure, the merger of courses or the withdrawal of a course. 

 

If there is a change to a course you have either booked a place on, or expressed an interest in, the College will let you know as soon as possible.  By booking a place or expressing an interest in a course, you agree to these rules about changes to courses.

 

Please visit our website for full terms and conditions.


Qualifications


Delivery

3 hours per week over 33 weeks


Location

Galashiels

Entry Requirements

It is important for students to consider the depth and breadth of this qualification in terms of academic demands therefore students would be advised to have previously passed National Level 5 Biology or an equivalent qualification.


 

Progression Opportunities


Additional Course Information

Materials required - Pens, pencils, paper and calculator.  It is recommended that students purchase a copy of “Higher Human Biology for CfE” by James Torrance and a calculator.

For further information please contact us on 01450 361030 or email us by clicking on the link "Enquire about this Course".

Important Notice

The College may make a change to a course where it is reasonable for the College to do so.  A change could involve

the replacement of a course with a new course, variations to course content or structure, the merger of courses, or the withdrawal of a course.  If there is a change to a course about which you have expressed an interest, the College will let you know as soon as possible.  By expressing an interest about a course to the College, you agree to these rules about changes to courses. Please visit our website for full terms and conditions.