Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Science Professions)
This pathway provides a range of units in Social Science, Health and Biology. It is based on 12 months and is suitable for entry into university courses that require learners to have experience in broad academic areas.
Universities typically require you to have an Access to HE Diploma in addition to GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above (or Grade 4 or above with the new grading system).
Our online Access to Higher Education course allows you to take control of your own learning without having to attend lectures and tutorials at set times. Work through our interactive courses at your own pace and if you need help you can contact your personal tutor and they will be able to support you with a telephone or videoconference tutorial. All our tutors are all fully qualified and experienced teachers and subject specialists in the topics you will be studying.
We also provide support with UCAS applications including an academic reference.
Ungraded units on this course
This gives you an opportunity to shine when you are invited for an interview at the university. You
This can be awarded against a level 3 essay. In essay preparation, you will be expected to research
There are many diseases and consequently many causes of diseases. Identifying the prevalence of
There are many different methods involved in research and you will be introduced to some of these
Information Literacy Skills help learners to understand the range and quality of available resources
Social science units on this course
This involves the localisation and function of the brain. The different methods of investigating the
Health units on this course
There are a range of physiological disorders identified here in this unit. You will be made aware of
This unit relates to communication between health care professionals and clients. Here you will be
Biology units on this course
This unit looks at homeostasis and the kidney as a homeostatic organ. You will be researching the
(cannot combine with: Cell Differentiation and Tissues; DNA and Protein Synthesis; Human circulation
This introduces the basic structure and function of the nervous system including the peripheral
The skeletal system is the primary focus of attention in this unit where you will be given the
This unit covers the structure and function of the male and female reproductive system. There is a
This addresses the understanding of genetic inheritance including simple Mendelian crosses where you
Here you will be given the opportunity to explore the components and function of a balanced diet
The main theme in this unit is to develop an understanding of the hormone system and the endocrine
The topical area for this unit considers the nature of a range of non-infectious diseases including