You will study the fundamentals of biology, physiology, chemistry, cell biology and issues in healthcare. You will also study a skills-based module covering academic writing and referencing, numeracy, information technology, communication and study skills, which will ease your transition into full-time study at Credit Level 4 and your subsequent career in complementary medicine. There is a practical element to the course which will focus on case taking and an overview of the complementary medicine profession.
The course combines lecture, tutorial, practical laboratory and practice elements. You will be introduced to a variety of learning resources including Blackboard, our online learning environment. The emphasis on continuous and coursework assessment during the first semester prepares you for self-directed studies and formal exams, and will provide a sound basis for entering your chosen course at Credit Level 4.
This course is available for applicants who do not meet the entry requirements for the BSc or MSci courses offered in complementary medicines. It is a well-established route of access into higher education for mature students (those aged over 21) without formal qualifications, and is also suitable if you have completed A Levels in non-science subjects. As this year of study is integral to your BSc or MSci it is recognised by local education authorities as qualifying for a mandatory grant where available.
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