Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy Access to Higher Education Diploma 3

1. Course details

Qualification name Access to Higher Education Diploma: Medicine; Dentistry; Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Open Awards
Course webpage
Course type Classroom based
Course hours FullTime
Course start date 04 September 2020
Cost £8,518.00
Cost description The fee for this course is approximate and subject to change. The price includes tuition and materials fees (where applicable), but excludes any exam or registration fees (where applicable). The actual amount you pay may also be affected by your age and personal circumstances. For further details please visit
Attendance pattern Daytime

2. Who this course is for

Have you thought about becoming a Medical Doctor, Dentist, Pharmacist, Medical Scientist, Biochemist, Optometrist, Speech Pathologist or Therapist, have the necessary experience but do not have the necessary qualifications? The Access to Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy course could be the one for you. This course, which was developed with the support of the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences at the University of Manchester, introduces you to a supportive learning environment using a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical laboratory sessions and private study. Within the course you'll study units on Biology, Chemistry and Maths. The type of units studied and the skills to be acquired are aimed at preparing you for both further studies at university and employment.

3. Entry requirements

If progressing on to Medicine and Dentistry courses, students will require: • GCSE English and Maths, Grade 6/B or above. If applying to Liverpool and/or Lancaster University, students will need GCSE Sciences Grade B or above (to include GCSE Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Core plus Additional Science) and relevant experience/placement at a hospital setting. • For applicants intending to apply for Medicine and Dentistry, many medical and dental schools are also asking applicants to complete and achieve good scores in the UKCAT (United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test), for more information about this test visit the website at • Some medical and dental schools also require students to achieve a good score in the Bio Medical Admissions Test (BMAT). Students are encouraged to carry out their own research on these tests and to check with their intended universities. If progressing on to Pharmacy Schools, students will require: • Grade 4/C or above in Maths and English at GCSE.

4. What you'll learn

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5. How you'll learn

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6. What you'll need to bring

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7. How you'll be assessed

At the end of each unit on this course you will be assessed by a variety of methods including examinations, assignments, presentations and practical laboratory work.

8. Next steps

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9. Venue

Name Citylabs
Address Oxford Road
M13 9WH
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Phone 0161 203 2100

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