• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

Access to HE courses comprise of 60 credits of which 45 are graded at pass, merit or distinction.

Universities will offer places on the basis of a student obtaining particular numbers of distinctions and merits. Offers vary between universities and between courses. Offers are specific to each individual student.

This course comprises units in Human Biology, Psychology, Medical Physics and Health Studies.

Units are assessed by a range of methods including oral presentations, reports, essays, structured questions and in-class tests.

Level
Level 3
Duration
One year
Awarding Body
CERTA
Course Fees
Age 19-23 no fee (unless Level 3 courses studied previously). Age 24+ £3384 (Advanced Learner Loan available)
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Units and Structure

The provisional course content is shown below:

Study Skills (6 credits)

YHS243            Academic Writing Skills                                  3 credits ungraded

CER215            Presentation Skills                                          3 credits ungraded

Health (12 credits)

CER012            Alternative & Complementary Therapies      3 credits graded

YHS232            Health & Disease                                            3 credits graded

YHS235            Research Skills Project                                    6 credits graded

Physics (6 credits)

CER227            Radioactivity In Medicine                               3 credits graded

YHS236            Radiology & Medical Imaging                        3 credits graded

Psychology  (6 credits)

CER 593           Exploring Health Psychology                           6 credits ungraded

CER594            Exploring Perspectives in Psychology             3 credits ungraded

YHS242            Child Development & Early Socialisation       3 credits graded

Biology  (24 credits)

CER187            Non-infectious Disease                                   3 credits graded

CER146            Infection & Immunity                                      6 credits graded

CER059            Control & Co-ordination                                 6 credits graded

CER270            Systems Physiology                                         6 credits graded

CER114            Genetic inheritance                                        3 credits graded

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

You must have GCSE English and GCSE maths at grade C / 4 or better. A GCSE in a science subject is desirable, but not essential.

For most university courses you will need to be able to evidence relevant work experience in a care setting (paid or voluntary) within the last 5 years.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Apply or Enquire

Want to know more or chat to us?

Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Kevin Gill
01302 553954
kevin.gill@don.ac.uk

Ann Thompson
01302 553716
ann.thompson@don.ac.uk

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

You must have GCSE English and GCSE maths at grade C / 4 or better. A GCSE in a science subject is desirable, but not essential.

For most university courses you will need to be able to evidence relevant work experience in a care setting (paid or voluntary) within the last 5 years.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form or download a printable form.

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