This is the 4 year course which includes a Professional Placement Year. BSc (Hons) Biology at Bath Spa University with a pathway in Human Biology is an applied course equipping students for a fulfilling career in the life sciences industry. This specialist Biology pathway, introduces key anatomy and physiology related to healthy functioning of the human body, at the cell, tissue and organ level. As well as learning these specific topics, you’ll develop a broad range of skills ready to use in a professional environment. The core elements of the Human Biology pathway include applied anatomy and physiology, histology, microbiology and medical biology. - Significant practical components give you applied laboratory and technical skills. - A ‘real-world’ focussed course, preparing you to solve a range of problems and keep-up-to-date with scientific advances. - Cover a range of fundamental topics such as cell biology and genetics, plant, animal and human biology. - Embedded professional development, to make you as employable as possible. **More about the Professional Placement Year** A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.