Allied Health and science Professions
Learners must be 19 years or older upon starting the course.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course but to ensure the course is right for you at this time when you apply you will be invited to an Access to HE applicant event at the Stevenage campus where you will hear more about the course and complete two 15-minute diagnostics in maths and English. Following this, you will be sent some tasks to complete in your own time, and you will be invited to complete an informal (phone) interview.
University courses in science and allied health
Paid employment in the sector
This one-year course will give you the skills and knowledge required to build a career in a variety of science and allied health professions including paramedic science, radiography, nutrition and biomedical science.
Perfect for people interested in: career development; changing field; further education; getting back into study
If you are over 23, you may not have to pay anything upfront. An Advanced Learner Loan may be available to you. If you complete the course and your degree, the loan for Access may be wiped. Find out if you are eligible here.
This course is assessed through written and verbal assignments, practical tests, and exams. You will study Application of Number and the wider skills required for university (in our HE Skills sessions), as well as three specialist subjects:
Chemistry starts with exploring chemistry fundamentals and principles. These lay the theoretical and practical foundations for subsequent study. Two units relate to organic chemistry (introduction to organic chemistry and organic and biochemical molecules). You will then study one unit in energetics and kinetics.
Human biology introduces you to the complexity of life processes. You will explore cells, biochemistry, the basic structure and function of different body systems and mechanisms involved in nutrition and digestion. The final biology unit focuses on genetics and evolution.
Maths for scientists supports, in particular, your study of chemistry. The unit develops your ability to manipulate algebraic expressions and demonstrate an understanding of the laws of exponential growth and decay.
In addition to these specialist subjects, you will study how to promote your own and others’ well-being and build resilience. This will help you cope with the demands of the course and your future career.
In the final weeks of the course, you will complete a piece of research on a topic of your choice.