What you will study
There are two ways to start a qualification. You can begin your studies at Stage 1, or, if you haven’t studied for a long time, you can get started by studying an Access module as an additional preparatory stage of your chosen qualification. We know from experience that students who have completed an Access module do better in their subsequent modules, so it could be the vital first step you take to help you succeed in your future studies.
To find out the recommended Access module for this pathway, choose your country in the Fees section below.
You’ll begin your studies with the compulsory 30-credit module
Introducing health sciences: a case study approach (SDK125) undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q71-1,module,SDK125,,1 . This key introductory module explores the scientific and social aspects of disease and disability in a global context, through seven case studies: water and health in an overcrowded world; pain; alcohol; screening for breast cancer; chronic lung disease; trauma and accidents; and visual impairment.
Next, we strongly recommend the two 30-credit modules:
Topics in health sciences (SK143) or undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q71-1,module,SK143,,1 Topics in science (S142). These topic-based modules include: undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q71-1,module,S142,,1
the development of drugs.
Alternatively you can just study one of these modules and choose 30 credits of free choice from any of our key introductory Level 1 modules.
Discovering psychology (DSE141) (30 credits), you’ll explore the different ways in which psychologists investigate the human mind and behaviour, and consider how psychological research addresses real-life issues. undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q71-1,module,DSE141,,1
You’ll begin Stage 2 with the 30-credit module
Human biology (SK277), examining the physiology of different body systems and the coordination between them; how systems can fail; and which medical interventions can be successful. You’ll also choose two 30-credit modules from undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q71-1,module,SK277,,1 The science of the mind: investigating mental health (SDK228), undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q71-1,module,SDK228,,1 Cell biology (S294) and undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q71-1,module,S294,,1 Analytical science: health, heritage and environments (S240). undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q71-1,module,S240,,1
Next, you will complete
Practical science: biology and health (SXHL288) online from home, focusing on the practical skills you need to complement your theoretical study, including: undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q71-1,module,SXHL288,,1
planning and conducting observations and experiments
Investigative themes include fundamental human and animal behaviour, physiology and adaptation, genetic variation and drug metabolism, and water quality. You’ll complete the module with an exciting multidisciplinary team project.
Stage 3 begins with selected modules from:
Infectious disease and public health (SK320), undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q71-1,module,SK320,,1 Molecular and cell biology (S377), and undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q71-1,module,S377,,1 Signals and perception: the science of the senses (SD329) (covering hearing, sight, smell, taste and the somatic sensory system – which includes touch and pain). undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q71-1,module,SD329,,1
Your final study will be a project module,
Researching biology and health science (SXL390), where you’ll undertake individual investigations within a range of defined topics including: undergraduate.qualification.pathways.Q71-1,module,SXL390,,1
emerging infectious disease
the human senses.
Modules quoted in qualification descriptions are those that are currently available for study. As the
structure of our qualifications is reviewed on a regular basis, the University is unable to guarantee that
the same selection of modules will continue to be available in future years.
Where will you be resident whilst you study?
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