How are advances resulting from the Human Genome Project impacting on the practice of medicine and biological research? Will gene therapy become an established treatment for cancer? What are the medical benefits of cloning? What ethical dilemmas do advances in organ transplantation, fertility and reproduction present to society? Investigate these and other contemporary issues in biosciences.
Human Biosciences will develop an understanding at the cellular, molecular and physiological levels of the science underpinning these and many other exciting questions. You will study all the key disciplines of human biosciences to provide a solid foundation of knowledge relating to the science of human health and disease. The course is flexible, so that in the second and final stages you can take a suite of modules in order to develop your own interests within the subject. Depending on career aspirations, modules can be chosen either to focus on specific areas such as cellular and molecular biology, medical genetics and immunology, or neuroscience and psychology, or alternatively you can maintain a breadth of coverage. In the final stage, you will undertake a research project in an area of your choice enabling you to apply the knowledge and skills you have developed. Additionally, during the course you will obtain those key transferrable skills required by all employers of graduates.