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Access to Higher Education: Health Sciences - September 2024

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

On this course, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the health sciences. You will study a range of relevant subjects, including practical chemical science for health studies, chemistry, cells and tissues, physiology, physics, 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.


  • Basic human physiology
  • Cells and tissues
  • Chemical basics and atomic structure
  • Chemical principles
  • Fundamental concepts and scientific method in biology
  • Fundamentals of physics: theory
  • Human systems – the skeletal system
  • Introduction to biology
  • Introduction to organic chemistry
  • Mathematics for science
  • Nutrition and digestion
  • Practical chemical science for health studies
  • Practical science skills
  • Preparation for HE
  • References and reliability of sources
  • Research: extended writing project for science
  • Statistics

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Entry requirements

You must be at least 19 years old at the beginning of this 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.


Access to HE Diploma (Health Science)