Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EDUM037: Secondary Biology Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (12 weeks), term 2 (12 weeks) and term 3 (12 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Nigel Skinner (Lecturer)




EDUM036 Education & Professional Studies

EDUM052 Professional Learning

Available via distance learning


Biology is a very popular subject choice in secondary schools due to its inherently interesting subject content and relevance to pupils’ lives. It is a subject that makes vital contributions to problem solving in real world activities such as medicine, environmental sustainability and sports science. In this module you will examine approaches to the teaching of biology from Key Stages 3 - 5. You will also learn about generic aspects of teaching and learning secondary science, and about approaches used to teach all areas of science (including physics and chemistry) to 11- 14 year old pupils. To take this module, you will normally need to possess an upper second class or first class Honours degree in biology or a related subject, an ‘A’ level in biology and ideally an ‘A’ level in another science.

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