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Human Biology for Practice

Duration: 4 months
Attendance mode: Part-time
Award: Module
Not suitable for international students
Start date: February
Faculty of Health Studies


This Human Biology for Practice module (Level 4) is suitable for anyone interested in a health or health-related degree who meets the entry requirements but does not have recent relevant study within 5 years of the starting date.

This module will help you to progress your application for the following undergraduate programmes:

You will develop your knowledge, understanding and implications in practice of the function and dysfunction of the human body.

Entry requirements

Please make sure you meet the entry requirements of your programme of interest prior to applying for this module.  You should only apply for this module if you do not have previous study in the last 5 years.  You can contact the admissions team to make sure this module meets your needs.


The modules for this course can be found in the latest programme specification.

Reading lists

All reading lists can be found here.

Learning activities and assessment

Key lectures adopting a blended learning approach will be used to disseminate theoretical knowledge, providing you with the opportunity to adopt transferable skills which will enhance your professional, personal and academic development to directly benefit the service user.

Seminars, technology enabled learning and staff led group discussions will be used to facilitate individual and group learning and to develop skills to provide research informed, patient-centred care.

Directed study will enable you to be guided in your reading and learning and will be based on key texts, web pages and case scenarios the content which addresses module, formative assessment, peer feedback and ongoing support via email, a-portfolio and face to face support will be available through individual & group tutorial sessions in order to facilitate development for the summative assessment.


Assessment will be via multiple choice question examination and coursework.

Career support and prospects

Career support

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Study Support

University central services are rich with support teams to assist you with every aspect of your journey through our degree courses.

From our Career and Employability Service, through our strong Students' Union, to our professional and efficient Student Finance team, there are always friendly faces ready to support you and provide you with the answers you need.


Fees, Finance and Scholarships

Tuition fees


  • Home/EU: £1,500 (standard 30 credit module fee)


  • Home/EU: £1,545 (standard 30 credit module fee)

How do I find out more?

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Enquiry form

How to apply

If you wish to apply for a module at the Faculty of Health Studies please download our module application form below:

Return completed forms to our recruitment team via email.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.