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Full Time Biomedical Sciences: Access to HE Diploma Level 3

City College Brighton and Hove

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Biomedical Sciences: Access to HE Diploma Level 3 (Sept '10) This course information relates to courses starting in September 2010. Course code: B0093T Course category: Full-time End Qualification: Access to Higher Education certificate (Kitemarked) Starting and ending month: September to June Starting year: 2010 Course duration: 1 year Time of day: All day Formal assessment: Formal assessment required Course location: Pelham Campus Course aims: Biomedical scientists learn skills and gain qualifications that can be transferred all over the UK and recognised worldwide. Biomedical science represents an opportunity to put scientific knowledge into practical use and perform a key role within medical healthcare. When you have visited hospital and had a sample taken from you by a doctor or nurse these would have been analysed by a biomedical scientist without whom it would not be possible to diagnose illness and evaluate the effectiveness of the necessary treatment. On the course you will increase your self confidence in your ability to learn and study academic skills. You will also study biology, chemistry and statistics. This will enable you to apply to a variety of life science degree courses. This course will prepare you for entry into Higher Education. The course is designed for the growing number of people wishing to pursue a career in Biomedical Sciences. The Access Diploma is a recognised qualification that universities accept as an entry route in to degree courses. Course content: At Level 3: Cell Biology, Genetics, Human physiology, Homeostasis, Biochemical pathways, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, Foundation Chemistry, Biological Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Independent project, GCSE Maths and English Equivalences Facilities for students: There are dedicated and well equipped specialist laboratories. The library is well stocked and students also have access to both Sussex and Brighton University Libraries. There is an active student union, careers and counselling service that students can make use of. Tutors: The tutors are experienced, well qualified and enthusiastic. They have been teaching the Access programme for many years and have a good understanding of the needs of Access students. Awarding Body: OCNSER Entry Requirements: There are no formal entry requirements but you will need to demonstrate literacy and numeracy at an appropriate level for the course by completing an initial assessment. Students will need to show a good level of motivation, be fully committed to the course and be able to spend a minimum of 5 hours per week studying at home. Interview for entry: Interview required Progression and links: Successful completion of the course enables students to progress on to courses such as Foundation Degrees in Biological Sciences and Degrees in Biomedical Science, Molecular Biology, Molecular Medicine, Environmental Science, Nutrition, Genetics, Science Teaching, Forensic Science. There are many careers such as working in National Health Service laboratories and hospitals and the Public Health Laboratory Service. Biomedical scientists are also employed in a variety of roles including the veterinary service, the Health and Safety Executive, the Medical Research Council, university and forensic laboratories, pharmaceutical and product manufacturers and various government departments. Work experience opportunities: There is no formal work experience but talks and visits to Higher Education institutions are arranged Costs of your Course: There are five parts to the cost of your course: Tuition Fees College registration Awarding Body registration Resource Fee Exam / Assessment Fees Tuition fees How much will the Tuition Fees cost? Below are the fees for 09/10. Home/EU students tuition fees (per year) : tbc International tuition fees (per year) : tbc Total for 19 and over : tbc Total for under 19 : 19+ Total for international students : tbc

Biomedical Sciences: Access to HE Diploma Level 3 (Sept '10) This course information relates to courses starting in September 2010. Course code: B0093T Course category: Full-time End Qualification: Access to Higher Education certificate (Kitemarked) Starting and ending month: September to June Starting year: 2010 Course duration: 1 year Time of day: All day Formal assessment: Formal assessment...

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