Teesside University, Middlesbrough has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Course overview: This Cert HE Health Sciences (with Foundation Year) course can help you with any future UCAS application^ you make to study a course in a subject such as Nursing, Midwifery & Health Professions leading to eligibility for professional registration. ^Please check the full entry criteria, including any Level 2 (for example, GCSE) requirements, for your chosen pre-registration course. This Cert HE is designed to help you with your UCAS application for a place on your chosen pre-registration course in a health profession, but completing the Cert HE does not in itself guarantee a place on a pre-registration course. Offers are made to eligible candidates on a competitive basis following a selection process. You develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to help your application for a place on a course such as nursing, midwifery, paramedic practice, physiotherapy and diagnostic radiography. Your Cert HE also gives you access to most of our undergraduate courses in Life & Physical Sciences and Crime, Forensics & Investigative Sciences. For some courses, your Cert HE enables you to apply for entry to the second year of study. This is possible for the following courses: • BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences • BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition • BSc (Hons) Food Science and Engineering • BSc (Hons) Health Sciences • BSc (Hons) Human Biology This course provides a broad understanding of the physiology of the body’s major systems as well as human health and disease. You study the cause, diagnosis and treatment of human disease from a multidisciplinary and evidence-based perspective, which will help you with a career in a variety of healthcare and life science settings. By studying nutrition, physiology and epidemiology, you explore how humans change over the lifespan, adapt to external stressors, and how lifestyle can have an impact on health over an individual’s lifespan. You research and identify potential therapeutic and clinical strategies to reduce the effect of these risk factors on disease states. You develop skills for employability including good laboratory practice, control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH) assessments, health and safety policies, Human Tissues Act, quality assurance and patient care. You also develop transferable skills including verbal and poster presentations, written reports, independent research and team working skills. This course includes an integrated foundation year - ideal if you need additional preparation in the fundamental sciences and/or if you haven’t sufficient tariff points to join Level 4 (Year 1) of the Cert HE directly.
Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.
You learn through a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, projects and examinations. You are also expected to undertake self-study to review lecture notes, prepare coursework assignments, work on projects and revise for assessments.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
Examples of typical entry qualifications include any combination of Level 3 qualifications (for example, A/AS levels, BTEC Certificates/Diplomas, Access to HE). Any Level 3 subject is acceptable for entry to this course. You are expected to provide evidence of English language and mathematical skills equivalent to at least GCSE grade 4 (or C). We consider a wide range of English and maths qualifications alternative to GCSEs. If you are not eligible to join this course directly then we may be able to help you prepare for admission by studying appropriate pre-degree Summer University modules. Please contact us for advice and to discuss possible progression routes available to you.
Fees and funding
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