Manchester Metropolitan University

151–200 th
Young University Rankings 2018
601–800 th
World University Rankings 2018
All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, M15 6BH, United Kingdom

Human Biology

This course is undergoing a review over the next year which may mean a change to the course title and units of study. Through theory and practice, this course aims to develop a broad appreciation of human biology and its significance to the contemporary world. You will gain a deeper understanding of human function and structure, the causes of abnormalities in humans and the consequences of human action. Group study encourages you to develop key skills in teamwork and communication and you will be trained in the scientific techniques used to study human beings. Typical areas of study include human physiology, biomolecules, cells and microorganisms, human neuroscience, and infection and immunity. Your final year individual project allows you to focus and develop your academic interests. This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting in part the academic and experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol). Features and benefits of the course :  Flexibility allows you to focus your studies within defined aspects of human biology.  We have new high spec teaching and research laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment including a ground-breaking point-of-care testing and clinical skills lab, blood biochemistry, biomechanics, motor control and exercise performance labs and a purpose-built facility for the advanced practical study of physiology.  Our £3m building for Biomedicine houses one of the few magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to be found outside a hospital setting.  The School of Healthcare Science has over 30 years' experience in delivering high quality healthcare science programmes and in providing excellent teaching and student support as recognised by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.  Our research in allied health professions was placed 12th in the UK for power according to the Times Higher 2014.  £565,000 was awarded from the Medical Research Council to investigate muscle weakness in older age.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,Manchester