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Have you ever watched hospital dramas? Or have you ever wondered how your body works? Perhaps you have wondered about your children's growth and development? Aimed at beginners, this course will cover the basics of human biology, looking at the building blocks of life and the different systems in the body.

The course will cover the basic principles of human biology with the aim of understanding the blueprint of life, the importance of organisation in the human body and the roles of different organs systems.

Topics will include:

  • What is DNA? What is the role of DNA in our bodies? How can it be used in industry?
  • What are the different systems in the body? How do they function? How do they work together?
  • What happens when a part of the human body does not function normally?

By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Describe the role of DNA in the human body
  • List different systems in the body (such as the skeletal system, cardiovascular system and digestive system) and identify their purposes
  • Recognise how different systems in the body work together

*PLEASE NOTE - The running of this course is subject to receiving sufficient enrolment numbers. Newbury College reserve the right to close, cancel or postpone a course if it has not received the minimum required enrolment number by the scheduled start date. In the case of cancellation, enrolled learners will be notified one week prior to the start of the course.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.


A basic level of numeracy and literacy is required.


This course does not lead to a formal qualification.


Progress on this course will be tested through worksheets, quizzes, observation, peer and lecturer feedback, and written work.

Home Study

Learners would benefit from undertaking revision at home of information covered in class.

Work Placement

Students do not need to be in relevant work to undertake this course.


Students can progress onto other related courses including Introduction to Forensic Science or other higher level science courses, with the appropriate entry requirements.

Fees and Additional Costs

There are no additional costs associated with this course.

Additional Information

Students need to bring the following to class: a pen, paper/notebook and folder (for handouts).

99055 192004 Monday 20/04/2020 01/06/2020 19:00 - 21:00 £125.00
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97054 192004 Friday 24/04/2020 05/06/2020 09:45 - 11:45 £125.00
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*Terms and conditions apply. The fees stated on this website are for guidance purposes only and should be checked before enrolment. Unless otherwise stated, fees shown are for tuition only, over one term (Community Learning courses) or one academic year. Where a course is longer than one academic year, the fees stated are for the first year, and the cost of the second or subsequent years will be discussed at interview. For details of fee remission for students over 19 click here. If you think you may be entitled to a concession or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us on 01635 845000 or email info@newbury-college.co.uk.

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