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Medicine and Health Care Professions - Access to Higher Education Diploma

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  • 360 Guided learning hours
  • 12 months
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Overview

This Access to Higher Education Diploma (Medicine and Health Care Professions) is a generalist specified diploma with a balance of Biological Science, Chemistry, Physics and Psychology. This Access to Higher Education Diploma is a popular, nationally recognised qualification designed to provide you with the skills needed to apply for education degree courses at universities.

This distance learning course is suitable if you wish to take medicine and healthcare related courses at university, but don’t have the required entry qualifications. It’s been created for learners who’ve been out of full time education for some time. There’s no waiting to enrol on a specific start date (traditionally September) as this Access to Higher Education diploma can be studied from home at anytime in the year. Distance learning allows you to be really flexible with your studies. Fit this online course around your other commitments and responsibilities, such as work or family. Remember that this is distance learning so the Access to Higher Education Diploma fits into your life rather than the other way round. You can choose how long you’d like to study your Access to Higher Education Diploma for. The minimum expected time a learner would take to complete their Access to Higher Education Diploma is 9 months, the maximum is 2 years. After a short amount of time on the course you’ll be capable of things you hadn’t previously thought possible.

Medicine and Health Care Professions - Access to Higher Education Diploma

Assessment

After each graded and ungraded unit there will be an assignment which needs to be completed and submitted online to your assessor for marking. You'll find 'assessment planners' included within the course materials for each unit; these are designed to help you to complete the relevant assignment. Your assessor will be responsible for marking your assignments and giving you with feedback about the work you've produced, and how you can improve.

The assignments contain one or a combinations of 2 tasks that you need to complete. As an example this could be any combination of a short series of questions, an essay, an academic report or a presentation. Learners must work their way through their ungraded and graded course units and attempt to get as many “Distinction” credits as possible. These are important as a minimum amount maybe specified in your university degree entrance criteria.

This method of continual assessment ensures that your assessor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper. The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is 360 hrs.

Modules

This course contains the following modules:

  • Module 1: Preparing to study
  • Module 2: Academic writing skills
  • Module 3: Preparing a written assignment
  • Module 4: Independent research
  • Module 5: Progressing to Higher Education
  • Module 6: Radioactivity
  • Module 7: Electromagnetic spectrum
  • Module 8: Physics
  • Module 9: Medical physics
  • Module 10: Atomic structure
  • Module 11: Atomic structure and bonding
  • Module 12: Chemical bonding and structure
  • Module 13: Periodic table
  • Module 14: Chemical change
  • Module 15: Human nutrition & the digestive system
  • Module 16: Human reproduction, growth & development
  • Module 17: The human musculo-skeletal system
  • Module 18: Cell biology
  • Module 19: The brain & nervous system

Requirements

All learners starting an Access to Higher Education Diploma must have a GCSE in Maths and English (or equivalent qualification), a relevant NVQ at level 2 or above and aspire to study a related degree at university.

Access to Higher Education Diplomas fulfil entry criteria for a broad range of university degrees and can be used in conjunction with the standard UCAS application process. In short, Access to Higher Education Diplomas have a track record of helping learners get to the university and degree of their choice. Learners must bear in mind each University has their own set of admission criteria and places are subject to demand. Varying admission criteria can include but are not limited to the following:

  • Number of credits to be attained at Merit or Distinction level.
  • Successfully passing a face-to-face interview at the University.
  • Passing a Universities proprietary literacy and numeracy assessments.
  • Completion of specified work placements or work experience.
  • We strongly recommend learners starting an Access to Higher Education Diploma have a GCSE Grade A – C in Maths and English (or equivalent Level 2 such as Functional Skills/Key Skills etc.) OR a full L2 NVQ qualification in a related subject.


Each learner must undertake their own research to ensure their diploma is properly specified and gives them the best possible chance of gaining entry to their university of choice. This research should be undertaken as soon as possible. learndirect will not be able to accept any liability for the inability of any Access to Higher Education Diploma learner failing to secure an offer from a Higher Education institution.

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  • 360 Guided learning hours
  • 12 months
  • Online

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DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS COURSE
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