Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Access to Higher Education Health & Health Sciences

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Course Code: FE0204-1C Course Type: Access to Higher Education Campus: Broadwater Campus Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 1 Year Entry requirements: See entry tab Assessment: Written assignments, exams and presentations. Qualification: LASER Access to Higher Education Diploma: Health and Health Sciences Level 3 Awarding Body: Laser UCAS Tariff: The Access diploma contains 60 credits at Level 3. Funding: Eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan

Course Aims:

On this course you’ll develop your knowledge in a range of health science disciplines that will prepare you for entry into higher education.

As well learning about areas such as anatomy and biology, genetics, human physiology and chemistry, psychology you will also be provided with the ideal opportunity to improve your general academic skills. The specialist subjects will provide you with a sound knowledge of biology and chemistry that will prepare you for the first year of any health related degree course.

Entry requirements

You must have GCSE English and Maths Grade 9-4 (A* - C).

GCSE Science is preferable.

You will be required to attend an interview with a member of the department. 

Entry requirements

Course units

 • Extended Independent Academic Study (Professional Studies) 

• Cells, tissues and organs for healthcare

• Cell division and reproductive biology for healthcare

• Mendelian and applied genetics for healthcare

• The musculoskeletal system for healthcare

• Digestion and the liver for healthcare

• Energy for healthcare

• Blood, circulation and defence for healthcare

• Understanding Human Health & Disease

• The Effects of Stress

• Applied stress management

• Understanding Health Promotion and Health Education

• Developing professional practice in healthcare

Course aims

The aim of our Access courses is to inspire passion in your subject, and at the same time, build confidence and put you at ease with achieving university level standards.

If you didn't get the grades you needed at college, or if you never considered university an option but have now decided you'd like to continue your education, an Access course is for you.

All your classes will be highly engaging and enable you to be involved and assessed by a range of methods including presentations, essays, reports, discussions, presentations, short answer tasks, and research studies.

This course delivers the following academic study skills:

• Essay Skills 

• Reviewing and planning for the future   

• Descriptive statistics  

• Research Skills for Academic Study  

• Communication and Presentation Skills 

Why the MET?

We support students to gain the confidence to return to academic study after being out of education for a period-of-time.

Full support is given to complete the UCAS application process, including guidance on the university interview processes.

Supportive tutors encourage high achievement and successful applications to university.

The class environment encourages peer support and encouragement.

Students attend college one day a week.

Why the MET?

What's next?

This course is preparation for entry onto most health-related degree programmes at universities across the country.

You will gain an excellent foundation of knowledge in the key areas of Health & Health Sciences and develop the necessary skills for academic study; these include learning how to critically evaluate theories and research, planning essays and writing in an academic style.

Additionally, in the first term, you will complete a unit which will guide you through the UCAS application process and help you choose a course that is right for you.

The progression rate to university is very high with the majority of students securing their first choice.

Careers

This course is a recognised entry qualification to higher education.

Following further study you will be able to pursue a career in a variety of roles allied to medicine, such as nursing, midwifery, paramedic practice, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and operating department practice. 

Course fees

The course fees are £3,384 .

You may be eligible for free tuition or financial support.

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Students need access to a computer to complete assignment work and research. All assignment work is submitted electronically.

Books need only be purchased at the student’s discretion as a range of resources are provided electronically at no cost.

Course fees
Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Nurse

Typical Tasks:

  • Assists medical doctors and works with other healthcare professionals to deal with emergencies and pre-planned treatment of patients.
  • Manages own case load.
  • Monitors patients' progress, administers drugs and medicines, applies surgical dressings and gives other forms of treatment.
  • Participates in the preparation for physical and psychological treatment of mentally ill patients.
  • Plans duty rotas and organises and directs the work and training of ward and theatre nursing staff.
  • Advises on nursing care, disease prevention, nutrition, etc. and liaises with hospital board/ management on issues concerning nursing policy.
  • Plans, manages, provides and evaluates nursing care services for patients, supervises the implementation of nursing care plans.
  • Delivers lectures and other forms of formal training relating to nursing practice.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities -0.3% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £23,595

AVERAGE £32,390

POTENTIAL £43,856

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

Midwife

Typical Tasks:

  • Monitors condition and progress of patient and baby throughout pregnancy.
  • Delivers babies in normal births and assists doctors with difficult deliveries.
  • Monitors recovery of mother in postnatal period and supervises the nursing of premature and other babies requiring special attention.
  • Advises on baby care, exercise, diet and family planning issues.
  • Supervises more junior staff and directs the work of the midwifery unit.
  • Plans and manages midwifery care services.
  • Delivers lectures and other forms of training in midwifery practice.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities -1.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £24,278

AVERAGE £35,100

POTENTIAL £47,268

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Science
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

Paramedic

Typical Tasks:

  • Drives ambulance or accompanies driver to respond to calls for assistance at accidents, emergencies and other incidents.
  • Assesses the nature of injuries, provides first aid treatment and ascertains appropriate method of conveying patient.
  • Resuscitates and/or stabilises patient using relevant techniques, equipment and drugs.
  • Transports and accompanies patients who either require or potentially require skilled treatment whilst travelling.
  • Briefs other medical staff when handing over the patient, and completes patient report forms describing the patient.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 6.4% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £24,804

AVERAGE £33,092

POTENTIAL £44,499

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

Nursing auxiliary or assistant

Typical Tasks:

  • Performs basic clinical tasks such as taking patient's temperature and pulse, weighing and measuring, performing urine tests and extracting blood sampled.
  • Prepares patient for examination and treatment.
  • Distributes and serves food, assists patients in feeding and prepares snacks and hot drinks.
  • Assists patients in washing, dressing, toiletry activities and general mobility.
  • Changes bed linen, makes beds and tidies wards.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 0.2% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £14,996

AVERAGE £19,325

POTENTIAL £26,988

Desired Skills:
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Writing
  • Monitoring
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
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