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Key information


  • Course length: 1 year
  • UCAS code: See below
  • Year of entry: 2018
  • This programme does not accept applications from international students.
Lecture

Module details

Programme Year Zero

In all modules at Year Zero, the study skills needed for independent study at undergraduate degree level are developed. Students are also introduced to a variety of learning methods, for example, formal taught sessions, workshops, practical laboratory sessions and a variety of assessment tasks, for example, written assignments, in class data handling, written and practical examinations to provide a good grounding for vocational programmes.

The content of the programme has been organized into three routes:

  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Veterinary Science
  • Allied Health Professions including Nursing routes.

There are some shared modules for all students and then route specific modules to ensure the students are prepared for their chosen undergraduate programmes.

Dentistry and Medicine route

  • Biology for Health Studies 1 and 2 (45 credits)
  • Chemistry for Medicine/Dentistry 1 and 2 (45 credits)
  • Foundations of Professional Studies (15 credits)
  • Health and Social Care for Medicine and Dentistry (15 credits)

Veterinary route

  • Biology for Health Studies 1 and 2 (45 credits)
  • Chemistry for Medicine/Dentistry 1 and 2 (45 credits)
  • Foundations of Professional Studies for Veterinary Science (20 credits)
  • Maths for Veterinary Science (10 credits)

Allied Health Professions and Nursing route

  • Biology for Health Studies 1 and 2 (45 credits)
  • Maths for Health Studies 1 and 2 (15 credits)
  • Foundations of Professional Studies (15 credits)
  • Applied Psychology for Health Studies  (22.5 credits)
  • Health and Social Care for Health Sciences (22.5 credits)

 

Biology for Health Studies Modules 1 and 2 (45 credits)

These modules are common to all pathways. The Biology modules provide the basic knowledge of the structure and function of the human body relating to cell structure and function: genetics; respiration; transport; regulation and control; action of drugs; immunity; the eye and the nervous system.

Foundation of Professional Studies module (15 credits)

Provides students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of the Health and Social Care context of practice for health care professionals.

Foundation to Professional Studies for Veterinary Science (20 credits)

This module is for Veterinary Science students, it provides an opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of the Veterinary profession.

Chemistry modules (45 credits)

Will provide basic knowledge of those aspects of Chemistry which are particularly relevant to Dentistry and Medicine and Veterinary Science.

Maths for Health Studies 1 and 2 (15 credits)

Provides students on the Allied Health and Nursing route will provide students with basic knowledge of mathematical principles that underpin Biology, IT and Health Studies, for example, graphs, statistics and indices.

Maths for Veterinary Science module (10 credits) 

Provides Veterinary Science students with a basic knowledge of mathematical principles that underpin Biology and Chemistry.

Health and Social Care for Medicine and Dentistry (15 credits)

Introduces students to health and social policy.

Health and Social Care module for Allied Health Professions module (22.5 credits) 

Has been designed to look at health and wellbeing and will address the questions such as: What is health? What is illness? What factors affect health? How can health be promoted?

Applied Psychology for Health Studies module (22.5 credits)

Provides opportunities to explore the development of cognitive language, social and emotional skills at different stages of the human lifespan. In addition, this module will look at theories of motivation and theories of stress to gain a better understanding of human behaviour.

The programme detail and modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.


Teaching and Learning

Learning is promoted through a wide variety of activities that enable students to become autonomous and continuous learners. Interactive lectures, practical and clinical skills group work, simulation, directed study, role play, problem based learning, small group work, student-led seminars, collaborative project work and interactive tutorials are key learning strategies of the programmes. Practical work using our imaging suite digital equipment, 3D virtual reality radiotherapy facility, Clinical Skills Resource Room and the Human Anatomy Resource Centre complement teaching activities. Face-to-face interactions between all students will occur at shared lectures, tutorials and group work and online interaction will be encouraged and facilitated. There are also inter-professional education and learning opportunities across all healthcare professions programmes.


Assessment

Using a mixture of coursework and examination, a range of assessment methods can be seen across the programmes. These include seen and unseen written examinations, essay assignments with specific word lengths, multiple choice questions, case study presentations, video analysis and interactive practical examinations. Assessment of the work-based learning element of all programmes is an important aspect. You will be required to communicate your views orally and in written form; analyse, implement and evaluate your practice; and to extend the research and evidence base of your chosen profession.

The various methods of assessments have been chosen to provide a balance that will permit the undergraduates to demonstrate their intellectual abilities in all areas to the full.