Human Biology (Level 3)
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Level 3 Diploma in Human Biology. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Human Biology is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 3 Diploma in Human Biology course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
This Quality Assured Level 3 Diploma course is designed to appeal to those who wish to develop a sound knowledge of Human Biology, and will provide a basis on which to study other Human Biology related topics. It will also be suitable for those who have a personal interest in the subject.
This subject covers all the aspects of the life-science study of humans and all organisms from the tiniest single-celled animal cells that make up the body to plants, cells combining to form all our various organs, how these work and what affects us. Details about how our body works, how and why we get sick, as well the environment that we live in is covered. The human life-cycle is covered so we know everything from how we reproduce to how we inherit our genetic make-up, as well as what makes up all the organisms surrounding us.
What Could I Do After Taking This Diploma in Human Biology Course?
With relevant Experience and Qualifications, you can go on to become an Adult nurse. Adult nurses care for people over 18 who are ill, injured, or have physical disabilities. Adult nurses check patients' progress and decide with doctors what care to give. They may also advise and support patients and their relatives.
If you enjoy caring for people and you are looking for a varied job, this could be an ideal career for you. A good adult nurse has patience and understanding. They have the ability to remain calm under pressure. They are also compassionate and sensitive.
Your Human Biology (Level 3) Course:
This subject covers all the aspects of the life-science study of humans and all organisms from the tiniest single-celled animal cells that make up the body to plants, cells combining to form all our various organs, how these work and what affects us. Details about how our body works, how and why we get sick, as well the environment that we live in is covered.
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- Key Topics
- Entry Requirements
- Home Study Support
- Home Study Resources
- Further Information
- What's Included
- Possible Career Path
Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the Human Biology (Level 3) course is: 200 Hours
The Level 3 Human Biology course is divided into ten comprehensive modules:
- Module 1: The Chemistry of Life and Cells
- Module 2: Gaseous Exchange, Enzymes and Digestion
- Module 3: Genes, Cell Cycles and Genetic Engineering and its Applications
- Module 4: The Mammal, Bacteria and Viruses
- Module 5: Biotechnology, Antibiotics, Disease and Diagnosis
- Module 6: Respiration, Photosynthesis, Stimulus and Response
- Module 7: Hormones, Homeostasis, Muscle and Movement
- Module 8: Genetics, Variation and Evolution
- Module 9: Environment
- Module 10: Life Cycle
When you have completed the programme, your tutor needs to verify that you have worked through all parts of any Workbooks, Activities and Exercises successfully.
100% of the final mark is made up of an online multiple choice exam.
Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, you will be awarded your diploma by ABC Awards as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.
Entry RequirementsMin 16 Years
All Students must be 16 years of age or above.
The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Human Biology and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.
Home Study Support
You will be provided with comprehensive materials - Online, designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Human Biology course. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.
Home Study Resources
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. Your course fee covers all textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning.
This Level 3 in Human Biology pack includes the Student Handbook with all relevant information that you would need to successfully complete the course.
Level 3 Human Biology Diploma
This course is Quality Assured by the Quality Licence Scheme
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford Learning has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.
The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
Possible Career Path
Adult nurses assess, plan and provide care to patients (aged 18 and over) who are ill, injured or have physical disabilities. They observe and evaluate patients' progress and adapt the care they give in consultation with doctors. They may also counsel patients and their relatives. As an adult nurse, the practical care you give could include: checking temperatures, measuring blood pressure and respiration rates, helping doctors with physical examinations, giving drugs and injections, cleaning and dressing wounds, administering blood transfusions and drips and using hi-tech medical equipment. You could specialise in an area such as accident and emergency, cardiac rehabilitation, outpatients, neonatal nursing, and operating theatre work. As well as hospitals, you could also work in the community, in 'walk-in' health centres, clinics or prisons.
Find out more about the Job Role for Adult Nurse .
Other possible career options include:
Health & Social Care
Our online courses are fully digitised so you can study on any smart device. Your learning programme is completely flexible so you can study at a pace that suits you. All our content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective. Your course of study is broken down into units and sections, each of which contains lessons, activities and test papers. Courses are delivered on our Digital Learning Environment allowing you to study from anywhere on any smart device as long as you have access to the Internet. The course concludes by preparing you for examination using past papers in your chosen subject.
As a student, your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Human Biology home study course and earn your award:
- Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the course.
- Completion Certificate
- Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
- Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
- NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
- One year educational support by e-mail.
You can also choose to pick from following while you are enrolling and avail the services at a highly discounted price for our students.
GOOGLE ANDROID TABLET:
Makes your assignment submission and study on the move an absolute breeze. Available at a reduced price of £69.99 (RRP £99) to all students who enrol on 2 or more courses and pay for their course in full at the time of enrolment. Download your study materials and turn commuting time into profitable study time.
12 MONTH COURSE INSURANCE :
Reordering a course pack, if you have damaged yours, can be costly. You can usually expect to pay a huge price for a copy. The 12 month insurance Cover will meet the cost for you if your pack was damaged. We will send out another Course Pack at no extra cost if you send us a proof of the damaged course.
LEARNING FOR LIFE:
We support our students even after they have graduated from the college. Learning for Life Services include:
1. Academic Reference: We are often asked to provide references for students by employers or colleges and universities. The aims of an academic reference are to confirm facts (confirm accuracy of statements made in any application) and to provide relevant opinion on the candidate's aptitude and ability.
2. CV Refresh Service: When you successfully complete your course you will be entitled to our CV refresh service. We will update your current CV to ensure that your new skills and achievements are presented to the highest standard. We will also add your CV to databank of our sister company www.twindo.co.uk
3. 25% off Courses: *(This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers)
For all students who successfully complete their course, you will be entitled to 25% off any future courses through eDistance Learning or it's partners.
Furthermore this offer will be extended to your family and friends.
Further InformationAward Level: Level 3 Diploma Awarding Body: ABC Awards (www.abcawards.co.uk) Format: Online / Paper
If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.
This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.
WHAT TO DO NOW?
Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.
Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.
Step Three: Within 7 days (normally 48 hours) your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.
That's it..... Thanks and wishing you the best of luck with your studies.
About ABC Awards
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework i.e. the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.
As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers They are committed to developing qualifications, which help learners and organisations, by cultivating the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life.They work with over 600 centers nationally and many tens of thousands of learners achieve an ABC Awards’ qualification each year.
What is the difference between Level 3 Diploma and an A Level?
Our Level 3 Diplomas have been specifically written for us by qualified distance learning course writers who are qualified to at least Level 5 or above. The Level 3 Diplomas are 1 year courses comprising 10 modules followed by an online examination. The course is pitched at Level 3 so is the equivalent level of study as an A Level. On successful completion of the exam, an Oxford College Diploma certificate is issued.
An A Level is a 2 year course that follows a specific syllabus provided by the corresponding examining body such as Edexcel, AQA and OCR. The A Level carries UCAS points depending on the grade achieved. The A Level is on Level 3 of the National Qualifications Network. A Levels are assessed by exams which have to be attended in person. A Level certificates are provided by the examining boards.
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Can I extend the course if I don’t finish in time?
Can I get into university with a Level 3 Diploma?
When will I receive my course?
If you have paid in full and opted for the Online version, the course access will be emailed to you within 48 hours. The paper version will take 3 weeks after you have received the online version and are happy with the course contents.
For students, who choose to pay in instalments - you are required to complete the necessary agreement before the course is emailed to you.
Will I get a certificate on completion of my course?
You will receive a certificate from the College. A digital version is included in the price and will be emailed to you within 5 days of taking your online exam.
Should you require an embossed hard copy of your certificate to be sent to you by Special Delivery post, you can order this separately after taking your exam.
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How is this course structured?
The Level 3 Human Biology course is divided into ten comprehensive modules:
The course is divided into ten modules, each with an associated assignment. Following completion of all ten modules, students will be required to complete an online examination.
Module 1: The Chemistry of Life and Cells
The first module looks at the basic structure and function of cells, and explores the chemical processes essential to life. It will cover biological molecules and cell transportation, as well as the underpinning components.
This module forms the basis of subsequent modules and contains the building blocks of biological synthesis.
Module 2: Gaseous Exchange, Enzymes and Digestion
This module looks at the structure and function of the digestive system, respiratory system and the role of enzymes in vital processes essential to nutrient extraction and assimilation.
Each topic is linked to provide you with a logical overview of how oxygen is exchanged between the atmosphere and the blood, together with how the biochemical processes are initiated in order to maintain equilibrium within the body tissues.
Module 3: Genes, Cell Cycles and Genetic Engineering and its Applications
The processes that continually occur within the cells of our body are essential to growth, repair and function. This module examines these processes in detail and presents both description and explanation of the genetic code, gene expression in humans and how variation and mutation occurs within a species. The module links the biological evidence to techniques and concepts of genetic engineering which is relevant to human existence today.
In addition there will be discussion about genetic markers for disease screening and the issues surrounding gene therapy.
Module 4: The Mammal, Bacteria and Viruses
In this module we look at the structure and function of the human circulatory system including cardiac cycle and cardiac output. We also examine the composition of blood and the microbiology of viruses and bacteria; also discussing how these are transported around the body.
This is a comprehensive module, spanning many body systems but will provide students with a logical overview of how 'foreign' material enters the body and affects wellbeing.
Module 5: Biotechnology, Antibiotics, Disease and Diagnosis
This module is a logical progression from module 4, and looks at a variety of diseases and conditions for all body systems. It will briefly present a range of symptoms and discuss the possible outcomes of these diseases in relation to each system.
The module also looks at the history, production and application of antibiotics, screening processes and disease differentiation. You will be able to link knowledge from the previous modules to common conditions and this will provide a logical framework for consideration of various biological processes.
Module 6: Respiration, Photosynthesis, Stimulus and Response
The way we react to stimuli is vital to continued successful existence. This module will cover the structure and function of the nervous system and look in detail at how humans respond to various stimuli such as pain, danger etc.
The module also covers photosynthesis in detail and relates this crucial biological process to our own wellbeing and successful development as a species.
Module 7: Hormones, Homeostasis, Muscle and Movement
This module will explore the way in which the human body maintains a steady internal environment. Included in this will be detailed exploration of the role of hormones in this process and how the external environment can influence these processes.
Incorporated within this module will be the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system and how this relates to maintaining homeostasis.
Module 8: Genetics, Variation and Evolution
Evolution within any species is dynamic. This module examines human evolution and the impact of genetics on diversity, variation and natural selection processes.
Sex determination will be discussed in some depth and related to different non-genetic influences. In addition, inheritance will be looked at in respect of evolutionary processes and links discussed.
Module 9: Environment
The environment is crucial to human survival.
In this module we will examine energy and nutrient flows, as well as looking at ecosystems and their role in human endurance. The module will examine farming methods and food production relevant to human nutritional needs and problems. In addition the module will discuss various trophic levels and the role of other animals and plant life in relation to our own existence.
This module will bring together the underlying concepts of human survival and health related to planetary wellbeing and changes.
Module 10: Life Cycle
In this final module reproduction, growth and development will be looked at in some detail. Exploration of different ages of human beings will include looking at relevant processes such as language acquisition, child development stages and what happens to us in old age.
Pregnancy and birth will be covered and related to different essentials of life such as healthy diet, wellbeing and how these things are linked to cognitive and physical development.
Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore any registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Level 3 Diploma in Human Biology home study course is £581.25, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £465 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.
You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £116.25 and then 4 equal payments of £116.25 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.
With online based study you can access the course online. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.
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Online & Paper Version
With online & paper based study we post out the course materials to you and you can also access the course online. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.
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