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Access to Higher Education: Biomedical Science - September 2024

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Part Time Day
36 weeks
Applied Science
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Stratford Campus
Access to Higher Education: Biomedical Science – September 2024
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Course content

On this course, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of biomedical science. You will study a range of relevant subjects, including the actions of medicines on the human body, blood, chemistry, cell theory and microbiology, genetics, immunity, physiology, nutrition and digestion.

In addition to this, you will develop the skills that are required for success in higher education. You will also receive advice and guidance while completing your UCAS application to study at university.

You will be continually assessed throughout the year using a variety of assessment methods.


The course covers the following learnign areas:

  • Actions of medicines on the human body
  • Basic human physiology
  • Biological molecules
  • Calculations
  • Cell theory and microbiology
  • Chemical basics and atomic structure
  • Chemical bonding, structure and quantity
  • Energetics, kinetics and equilibria
  • Essential chemistry and biomolecules
  • Genetics
  • Human systems - coordination
  • Immunity
  • Introduction to biology
  • Introduction to organic chemistry
  • Nutrition and digestion
  • Practical science skills
  • Research: extended writing project for science
  • Statistics
  • The blood

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Entry requirements

You must be at least 19 years old at the beginning of the course and hold a minimum of level 2 qualifications in both English and Mathematics.

However, if you have already achieved a level 2 qualification in one of these subjects, you will have the option to gain a level 2 qualification in GCSE or Functional Skills English or Maths where applicable.

How much will this course cost?

The course fee is TBC.


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