Access To Higher Ed: Health & Health Sciences
Advanced Learner Loan applicable
What entry requirements do I need?
You will need a minimum of: GCSE English at grade C is required. GCSE Maths at grade C is desirable depending on the degree you wish to progress on to. All candidates are expected to attend a Taster Day before receiving a firm offer of a place on the Access course.
What will I learn?
The Health and Health Sciences pathway is designed for students who wish to enter a number of health related professions, including Nursing, Midwifery, Radiography and Occupational Therapy. It is also suitable for students who wish to progress onto subject specific degrees such as biology, environmental science and forensic science.
In the first semester the course provides you with units to develop your study, IT, data presentation and analysis skills, alongside introductory biology units.
Your scientific knowledge is then further developed in semesters two and three, providing you with a broad range of science based topics with a focus on health. Units include Cell Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Reproduction, Health and Disease, Medical Chemistry and Human Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems.
Access to Higher Education courses are one year intensive courses for adult students aged 19+ who are intending to study for a degree at university but who do not have the necessary entry requirements.
As with all Access courses, we want to develop your confidence and ability to study independently. You will be assessed through a variety of methods, including lab work, written reports, oral presentations, tests, essays and model making. In the last semester you will also complete an extended Independent Project on a subject of your own choice.
What could I progress on to?
Students who have successfully completed this Diploma have progressed onto university.
Previous learners on this course have gone on to university studies in
Physiotherapy Adult Nursing Midwifery Podiatry Radiography Paediatric Nursing Public Health Biomedical Science Forensic Science Biology Environmental Science Veterinary Nursing Zoology
Additional Course Details for 19/20
Course code 1108 Course name Access To Higher Ed: Health & Health Sciences Campus Ore Valley Campus Study mode Full-Time Start date 09/09/19 Duration 36 week (s)