Certificate in Human Biology

Certificate in Human Biology

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600 Hours

Certificate in Human Biology VSC006

This course lays a foundation for many different career options. It can provide a first step toward a career in medicine, alternative therapies, health support, research, teaching, fitness or personal training.

The knowledge and broader industry and life skills which you develop here, will help you better understand and manage your own health and wellbeing; and provide insights into a wide range of career options. Some graduates may well stop studying on completion of this course; while others may use this as a stepping stone to higher courses in any of these various disciplines.

Core Modules    

These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification - Certificate in Human Biology.

  •      Anatomy and Physiology (Human Biology 1A) BSC101
  •      Biochemistry I (Animal) BSC103
  •      Cell Biology BSC110

Elective Modules    

In addition to the core modules, students study any 3 of the following 7 modules.

  •      Anatomy II (Human) BSC112
  •      Physiology II BSC111
  •      Biochemistry II (Plant and Animal) BSC203
  •      Human Biology IB (Bioenergetics) BSC201
  •      Human Biology II (Muscles and Movement) BSC202
  •      Biochemistry III (Animal Processes) BSC303
  •      Human Biology III (Cardio Respiratory Performance) BSC301

Note that each module in the Qualification - Certificate in Human Biology is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.


  • Identify characteristics of common chemical compounds important in animal and human biochemistry.
  • Explain the characteristics of major biochemical groups, including carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins.
  • Explain the characteristics of chemicals which control biological processes in animals and humans, including enzymes and hormones.
  • Explain the role of nucleic acids in the biology of animals and humans.
  • Explain the role of thermo-regulation in animals and humans.
  • Explain the role of carbohydrate metabolism in animals and humans.
  • Identify the characteristics of acidity and alkalinity in relation to animals and humans.
  • Develop simple chemical analysis skills relevant to testing animals.
  • Identify applications and uses for biochemical processes and products.

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