Level 3 Access to HE Medicine and Medical Science

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The Access to Higher Education Diploma in Medicine and Medical Sciences is a one-year course for adults who wish to pursue Higher Education.

The aim of the qualification is to provide an opportunity for adults who may not have studied at Level 3 previously, and therefore require a qualification to gain access to university or other higher education courses.

This programme provides a thorough grounding in scientific principles in preparation for study in the areas of medicine or medical sciences.

The course particularly suits those who have been out of full-time education for some time or who wish to change careers.

Course Content - What will I learn?

The Diploma has a strong emphasis on both biology and chemistry and learners will have the opportunity to study both equally to give a balanced view of skills to enable progression to medicine based degree programmes.

Mandatory units include:

Chemical Principles: Particles and Forces
Fundamental Chemistry
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Quantitative Methods – Statistics

You will also develop your academic writing skills, mathematics for science and preparation for Higher Education.


Am I right for the course?

You will be over 19 years old and have been out of formal education for one year.

This course is designed for anyone looking to start a career in medicine or considering changing careers to work in this field.

Access to HE is an intensive course and it is important that you understand the commitment. We will ask you to complete initial assessments in English and maths. We would expect you to be able to demonstrate that you are working at Level 1 in maths and Level 2 in English (GCSE level). In addition you will have an interview with an Access to HE lecturer.

Each unit is assessed through an assignment. This may be a piece of written work, controlled assessment or presentation. Most units are graded pass, merit or distinction. On completion the numbers of passes, merits and distinctions may be used to calculate a UCAS Tariff. Universities will generally set a target for merits / distinctions or a Tariff.

You may take one GCSE/ Functional Skills (English or maths) alongside the main programme. If you need these qualifications it is best to talk to one of the Access Team.

Oaklands College has a team of experienced and specialist subject staff who have industry experience and deliver the teaching and learning on the programme. In addition there is a dedicated team of personal tutors who will help you develop your study skills and support you in reaching your full academic potential.

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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Contact our Admissions team to find out more about student fees and how they might apply to you.

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