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Head of Biology: Dr R Jones, PhD Aberdeen

Biologists are scientists who study the natural world and all the living things in it, from the largest mammals to the structure and function of DNA. They try to understand how animals and organisms work, how we evolved and the things that can make us sick or improve our health. Biologists use this knowledge to try to stop the spread of disease, track down natural resources, improve public health, animal care and conservation and to work out the true impacts of pollution. Biologists work with new cutting edge technologies including genetic engineering and gene therapy. Biology is a great subject choice for students who want a career in health and clinical professions such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, physiotherapy, pharmacy, optometry, nursing, zoology, marine biology or forensic science. It is also an excellent subject to choose to provide a balanced selection of courses with links to Psychology, PE, Food Technology or as a stand-alone science.

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