Introduction to Health Sciences at City, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

This one-year full-time programme provides an introduction to clinical and professional healthcare, and offers an alternative entry route onto the following health-related BSc (Hons) courses within our School of Health Sciences:

  • BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
  • BSc (Hons) Child Nursing
  • BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing
  • BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Radiography and Oncology
  • BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography
  • BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy
You will develop a range of key transferable skills needed to work effectively within the current and future health and social care environment. In addition, the programme will provide a supportive environment, which fosters academic and personal development and uses appropriate learning resources. The programme will enhance the development of your interpersonal skills and uses a variety of appropriate teaching and learning methods, to provide education and training that is relevant, intellectually challenging and enjoyable.

Subject options

This course offers the following subject options:

  • Health Care


You'll complete the following modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Science Related to Health Care (30 credits)
You will be introduced to some of the concepts and principles of science that inform health care. This will prepare you for future health science studies at BSc level.
  • Module 2: Academic Skills (30 credits)
You will receive thorough preparation in the academic skills you will need for successful study at university level.
  • Module 3: Key Skills in Health Sciences (15 credits)
You will develop your knowledge of the main sources of research evidence and data in relation to health and social care. This will enhance your intellectual and practical skills in the collection, interpretation, and evaluation of such data in preparation for future studies at BSc level.
  • Module 4: Personal and Professional Development (15 credits)
You will develop as an independent and reflective learner. This will enhance your ability to work effectively and collaboratively with others.
  • Module 5: Introduction to the Healthcare Professions (30 credits)
You will learn about the roles of different providers of health and social care services. You will have the opportunity to select five out of the seven BSc health related programmes on offer for taster sessions related specifically to that discipline.

Assessment method

At City, we recognise that one way of assessing does not suit everyone so we use many different techniques to ensure we gain the very best from our students. Assessment on the Introduction to Health Sciences programme is through a variety of methods. Methods of assessment include:

  • closed book summative examinations (i.e. written exams which may include multiple choice questions, short answer questions or essays) and coursework (e.g. writing or assessing a report, preparing a presentation).
  • Theory examinations are utilised to ensure the core science concepts are understood and allow you to demonstrate your scientific knowledge.
  • Coursework assessment permits you to spend time on compiling work, reflecting on the application of your studies and putting your knowledge into context. Feedback on your work will be provided to you.
This may be in a number of different formats including written feedback, discussion feedback in a group, or individual oral feedback.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Introduction to Health Sciences at City, University of London - UCAS