Human Biology SCQF Level 6

Understand cellular processes, physiological mechanisms and their impact on health, aspects of the nervous system, and defence mechanisms in the human species.


Why take this course?

This course will prepare you to move onto further study at HN or Degree level in science or health science-related disciplines.

What you will experience

You will be taught in a small group setting within the dual purpose laboratory/classrooms. Enjoy support out of class via access to an extensive range of materials on the College’s virtual learning environment.

Student in library with pile of books

Key facts

Mode of study

Entry requirements

Biology at National 5 or Intermediate 2 (grade B), or Standard Grade (credit level).

What you need to know

Next steps




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We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

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