Healthcare Professions - Access to Higher Education Diploma (Blended) - MK College

Healthcare Professions – Access to Higher Education (Hybrid)

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INTRODUCTION

This course is for students aged 19 when the course begins who wish to progress onto Higher Education.

International students who are applying for Access courses in order to enter the nursing profession should be aware that they are required to meet specific three-year residency criteria to be able to progress to Higher Education courses.

What will I do?

You will study four modules:

Sociology

  • Development of Social Welfare
  • Poverty and Housing
  • Social Policy

Health Studies

  • Developing Professional Practice in Healthcare
  • Health Promotion
  • Introduction to Safeguarding

Biology

  • Cardiopulmonary System
  • Disease and Body Defence
  • Homeostasis for Healthcare
  • The Musculoskeletal System

Further skills

  • Communicating through speaking and listening
  • Reading and writing skills
  • Application of numbers using calculation
  • Application of numbers using data interpretation

What’s next?

The Access to Higher Education Diploma Pathways are ideal if you are aged over 19 and wish to study at degree level at University. By successfully completing a relevant Pathway, you will be able to apply to study a relevant subject at your chosen University. International students who are applying for Access courses in order to enter the nursing profession should be aware that they required to meet specific three-year residency criteria to be able to progress to Higher Education courses.

Is it for me?

Please note: The course will accept people at aged 18 if they have both English and maths at grade C or 4 or Functional Skills Level 2.

Each of the Pathways on offer allows you the opportunity to specialise in a particular field and progress into higher education study. For example, by gaining an Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Sciences), you could go on to study for a degree in Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy. Please note, the Access to Higher Education Diploma will give you the opportunity to apply to a wide range of university courses and it is vital that you check all the required entry qualifications for your chosen degree course programme.

HOW MUCH WILL I HAVE TO STUDY EACH WEEK?

Students will have 10.5 hours in face to face lessons and there is the expectation that 8 to 10 hours private study for the development of course work.

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