Access to HE: Medical Sciences
This course is designed for people aged over 18 years and is perfect for anyone looking to start a career in the medical, science, life sciences or health science professions, or considering changing careers to work in these fields.
A career in any science-based profession empowers you to help people and/or animals, working in a variety of positions and a wide choice of specialties.
You will study in college for 12 hours a week and complete the rest of your studies independently. If you are prepared to study hard, this is a great flexible course to fit around your lifestyle and working commitments - voluntary or paid work within related fields will strengthen your university application and is recommended.
The Weston College Access team personalise your schedule of learning to suit you, and this is one of the reasons we see success and progression to university rates significantly above the national average.
The course is well-established and widely accepted by universities, providing you with UCAS tariff points that are equivalent to three A Levels.
The Access to HE Diploma in Medical Sciences is designed to prepare students for entry into a range of undergraduate programs in the medical science, life science and health science fields. The subjects covered in this course typically include:
- Human Biology: students will learn about the structure and function of the human body, including the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, and nervous systems.
- Medical Terminology: students will study the terminology used in medicine and healthcare, including the prefixes, suffixes, and root words used to describe medical conditions and treatments.
- Biochemistry and Chemistry: students will learn about the chemical processes that occur in living organisms, including metabolism and the role of enzymes.
- Microbiology: students will study microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi, and their role in disease. * Pharmacology: students will learn about the use and effects of drugs in the treatment of disease, including the principles of drug action and the importance of dosage and administration.
- Research and Referencing: students will learn about research methods used in medical and healthcare fields, including qualitative and quantitative research.
- Study Skills: This module covers communication skills that are essential for success in the social sciences, including verbal and written communication, presentation skills, and teamwork.
The Access to HE Diploma is designed to reflect the rigor and demands of undergraduate study. It includes a range of assessment methods such as essays, reports, exams, presentations, and portfolios. The assessments will be spread throughout the year, and you will receive regular feedback to help you progress and develop your skills.
This course will help you progress onto a variety of degree courses within science pathways, including University Centre Weston’s:
- Biological Laboratory Sciences FdSc
- Public and Environmental Health BSc (Hons)
- Animal Conservation, Welfare and Behaviour BSc (Hons)
Plus a range of degrees at universities across the country, including:
- Biomedical Sciences
- Dental Hygiene
- Veterinary Science
- Veterinary Nursing
- Marine Biology
At Weston College, we're passionate about helping our adult learners prepare for a bright future. We understand that whether you're looking to boost your career prospects, learn new skills or even switch careers entirely, it can be a daunting process. That's why our friendly and highly qualified careers advisors are here to guide you every step of the way. Our dedicated team of experts is on hand to provide you with tailored advice and support to help you make the right decisions about your future career and course choices. Whether you need help developing your employability skills, exploring your options or deciding which course to take, we're here to help you achieve your goals.
We also offer a free Career Coach programme, which provides a detailed careers assessment to help you discover your strengths and interests. You can then discuss your results with one of our advisors, who can point you in the right direction and recommend courses that will help you achieve your career aspirations.
Plus, as a Microsoft College, all of our students and apprentices get FREE access to LinkedIn Learning. This is an amazing online platform that offers expert-led courses to help you develop your business, technology-related, and creative skills.
At Weston College, we're dedicated to helping you achieve success in your career, whatever your goals may be. So why not take that first step today and join our adult community of learners? We can't wait to help you unlock your full potential!
Financing Your Course
At Weston College, we believe that learning should be accessible to everyone. That's why we offer a range of adult courses that could be free or significantly discounted. Apply online today and our friendly team will be in touch to see how we can ensure you can enrol and get the best price for your course. Don't let finances hold you back from pursuing your passion and advancing your career. Apply now and let us help you achieve your goals.
It is expected that applicants should have a GCSE grade 4/C in English. GCSE grade 4/C in maths is desirable but can be studied alongside if not already achieved. For both English and maths, Level 2 equivalents will be considered, but applicants must check that this will be accepted by their chosen university prior to starting on the course.
Category & Subject AreaAccess to Higher Education Courses for adults Courses for adults Health and Social Care
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Full Fee: £3,384.00 ?
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