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BSc Human Biology

BSc Human Biology

Essex, University of

Colchester Campus, Colchester, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    439
  • Degree BSc
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 36 months
  • Start date Jan-2000
The BSc Human Biology builds on the foundations of biology to explore the complexity of the human body using cutting-edge technology. Students will learn how recent advances in understanding our genetic make-up and cellular function is leading to exciting new developments in treating and preventing human disease. This course provides students with a cellular and disease-focused understanding of human biology, covering topics including: Anatomy and physiology; Cell biology; Genetics; Immunology; Microbiology. A major research area at Essex is centered on the relationships between protein structure and mechanisms of disease. This explains the complex cellular pathways involved in cancer and brain cell damage. Another research area uses computational approaches to study the role of epigenetics and DNA structure in human disease. In the final year, each student will carry out an individual research project. Popular topics have ranged from mutagenesis of proteins linked to human diseases such as blindness and cancer and mechanisms of cell death and antibiotic resistance.