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Access to Higher Education (Medical Science)

West Lancashire College

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  • Qualification

    Access to Higher Education

  • Location

    West Lancashire College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    35 weeks

Course summary

Course Overview

This course is ideal for adult learners who may have been out of education for a while but who wish to change direction in life and have a desire to work in the Medical Professions. Ideally you should be 19 years of age by 31/08/20.

Course Content

  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Human Cell Biology
  • Body Systems: Cardiac and Respiratory
  • Biological Communication Systems
  • The Nervous System
  • Skeleton and Muscles
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry: Experiments
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Medical Chemistry
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Haloalkanes, Alcohols and Ketones

Study Skills – You will also study a range of skills to prepare you for higher education.

Placement: In order to progress and to enrich the learning experience, a suitable placement is required when studying for the Health Professions. Ideally, you should be considering suitable placements prior to studying with us.

Learning and Assessments

Assessment will be by coursework and examinations. Our Access to HE programmes are accredited by AIM Awards.

Qualifications Gained

Nationally recognised and highly regarded (QAA) Access to Higher Education Diploma.

Career Opportunities

  • Biomedical Science
  • Pharmacy
  • Medical Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Pathology
  • Medical Laboratory Research

Tuition fees

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University information

West Lancashire College

  • Campus address

    West Lancashire College, Skelmersdale Campus, College Way, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 6DX, England

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