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Biological Sciences and Pharmacy Foundation Programme

Our Biological Sciences and Pharmacy foundation course is specifically designed for students willing to study Pharmacy, Genetics, Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Dietetics, Molecular Biology, Sports Science and other relevant subjects.

 

Biological Sciences & Pharmacy Foundation Programme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Core modules

 

*additional modules may apply

 

Academic English and Terminology

 

 

Study Skills

 

 

Chemistry

 

 

Biology and Introduction to Human Anatomy/Physiology

 

 

Computer Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elective modules

 

* some modules can be compulsory for specific pathways

 

 

Mathematics

(compulsory for specific pathways)

 

 

Human Anatomy and Physiology 

(compulsory for specific pathways)

 

 

Physics

(compulsory for specific pathways)

 

 

Statistics

(compulsory for specific pathways)

 

 

Introduction to Psychology

 

 

BRIEF MODULE DESCRIPTORS

Study Skills: Topics covered include: Learning Styles, Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Building Research Skills, Essays, Reports, Oral and Poster Presentations, Problem Solving Skills, Planning, Linking Ideas, Work Organization, Time Management, Independent and Team Working, Resources for Various Subject Areas, How to Find Information, Lectures and Taking Notes, Abbreviations, Critical Thinking, Writing Scientifically, Library and Research Skills, Case Study Activities etc.

Computer Science: Topics covered include: Principles of Computer Science, Introduction to Computer Architecture, Programming, Classification of Programming Languages, Data processing, Computer Software, System and Application Software Computer Hardware, Operating Systems, Functions of Operating Systems, Modern Operating Systems, Computer Networks, Data Communication, Network Topologies, Communication Protocols, Laboratory Sessions, Internet, Internet Applications, Multimedia Structure and Applications, Introduction to Virtual Reality etc.

Chemistry: Topics covered include: Inorganic Chemistry: Introduction to Chemistry, Atomic Structure, Components of Matter, Electron Configuration, Periodic Table and Properties, Bonding Theory, Molecular Orbitals, Chemical Nomenclature, Chemical Reactions, Stoichiometry, Acids and bases, Gases, Solutions, Thermochemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Laboratory Sessions etc. Organic Chemistry: Laboratory Sessions, Alkanes, Cycloalkanes, Alkenes and Alkynes, Reactions of Alkenes and Alkynes, Aromatic Chemistry, Stereochemistry, Alkyl Halides, Aldehydes and Ketones, Esters, Ethers, Carboxylic Acids, Biochemistry, Nuclear Chemistry (optional), Food Chemistry (optional), Pharmacy and Chemistry (optional), Laboratory Sessions etc.

Biology and Introduction to Human Anatomy/Physiology: Topics covered include: Introduction to the Biology and Chemistry of Life, The Cell, Macromolecules, Cell Membrane Structure and Function, Animal cells and Organelles, Plant Cells and Organelles, Cell Respiration and Energy, Metabolism, Photosynthesis, Cell Cycle, Mitosis and Meiosis, Intercellular Communication, Genetics, From Genes to Proteins, Molecular Biology, DNA and Gregor Mendel, Transcription and Translation, Genetics of Viruses, Cell Function, Tissue Specialization, Homeostasis, Cardiovascular System, Nervous System, Endocrine System, Reproductive System, Digestive System, Respiratory System, Immune System, Ecology, Environmental Biology, Stem Cells and Future therapies etc.

Mathematics: Topics covered include: Number Systems, Algebra, Polynomials, Factorisation, Indices, Logarithms, Vectors, Differentiation, Differentiation Applications, Partial Differentiation, Curves, Series, Integration, Reduction Formulae, Integration Applications, Multiple Integrals, First and Second Order Differential Equations, Statistical Principles etc.

Physics: Topics covered include: Units, Physical Quantities, Vectors, Motion, Motion in two or three dimensions, Newton’s Law, Work, Kinetic Energy, Potential Energy, Momentum, Impulse, Collisions, Rotation of Bodies, Dynamics of rotational Motion, Equilibrium, Elasticity, Gravitation, Periodic Motion, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Temperature, Heat, First and Second Law of Thermodynamics, Waves, Acoustics, Mechanical Waves, Sound and Hearing, Electromagnetism, Electric Charge, Electric Field, Electric Potential, Capacitance, Current, Resistance, Electromotive Force, Magnetic Fields, Magnetic Forces, Electromagnetic Induction, Inductance, Optics, Modern Physics, Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, Nuclear Physics Laboratory Sessions etc.

Statistics: Topics covered include: Introduction to Statistics, Essential Statistical Concepts Mean, Variance, Standard Deviation, Median, Sample Size, Frequency Distribution and Graphs, Descriptive Statistics, Numerical and Graphical Methods, Summary Measures, Central Tendency, Dispersion, Skewness, Location, Probability, Discrete and Continuous Probability Distributions, Sampling, Estimators and Estimates, Intervals,  Confidence Intervals, Hypothesis Testing, Inference, Variance Analysis, Simple Linear Regression, Multiple Regression, Statistical Software Applications etc.

Introduction to Psychology: Topics covered include: Introduction to Psychology, History of Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology, Biological Basis of Behaviour, Principles of Learning, Learning From Experience, Intelligence, Memory, Consciousness, Variations in Consciousness, States of Consciousness, Sensation, Perception, Language and Thought, Language and Verbal Behaviour, Motivation, Emotion, Personality, Psychological Assessment, Social Psychology, Thinking, Stress, Coping with Stress, Psychological Disorders, Nature and Causes of Psychological Disorders, Treatment of Psychological Disorders etc.