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Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
1.1 Medicine and Dentistry
Credits:
60
Qualification No:
QAAQ003952
Price:
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Age Range:
19+
QAA aim code:
40012682

Qualification Summary

The diploma allows learners to undertake study related to medicine. The diploma is based on the QAA framework. Learners will have the opportunity to develop skills which will enable progression to a range of degree level programmes including a focus on chemistry, biology and maths with a range of optional units


Why choose Gateway Qualifications for this qualification?

Gateway Qualifications offers a range of innovative, flexible and dynamic vocational qualifications that are valued and meaningful and which will develop the skills necessary to gain employment or to progress through further study.

Units

Mandatory Graded Chemistry

Learners must achieve 15 credits from this group

Chemical Principles: Particles and Forces

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU025703
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Energetics, Kinetics, Equilibria

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006259
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Introduction to Chemistry

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006575
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Organic and Biochemical Molecules

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU030431
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Mandatory Units Graded Biology

Learners must achieve 15 credits from this group.

Cell Biology and Biochemistry

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU019000
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Human Anatomy and Physiology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU031950
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Introduction to Genetics

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU030718
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Mandatory Units Other Science/Maths

Learners must achieve 15 credits from this group

Fundamental Physics: Theory

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU031629
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Mathematics: Algebra, Exponentials and Logarithms

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU007424
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Physics and the Senses

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU031627
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Research: Practical Investigation Project for Medicine and Medical Sciences

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU026070
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Mandatory Units: Ungraded

Learners must achieve all credits from this group

Drug Calculations and Health Related Charts

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025837
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Mathematics for Science

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU013859
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Professional Behaviours for Medical Practitioners

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU031635
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Promoting Wellbeing and Building Resilience

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU028487
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Study Skills for Higher Education

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU031633
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Intended learner groups

a) Adults who, because of social, educational or individual circumstances may have achieved few, if any, prior qualifications and wish to progress to HE
b) Adults who have gone straight into industry (perhaps following apprenticeship routes) who wish to progress to HE.

How this diploma meets learners' needs

The Diploma will provide them with underpinning skills to support academic study and provide a level 3 qualification linked to their proposed HE study. A broad range of knowledge will be acquired which support an understanding of medicine and will ensure that the learner is fully prepared for progression onto the relevant degrees.


What this diploma covers

The units include a balance of units which allow the learners to keep their options open until they have fully decided on their preferred route at degree level. The ungraded units have been chosen to support both progression into higher education and also to allow the learners to develop skills relevant to the subject area e.g. Mathematics for Science, Professional Behaviours for Medical Practitioners and Drug Calculations


Delivery methods

Face to face
Blended learning

Project, exam, practical investigation, report, annotated diagram, experiment, graphs and charts, short answer questions, written assignment. Some of the exam questions should be multiple choice questions to reflect the mode of assessment in higher education.

Professional Behaviours – As well as having an understanding of professional behaviours, Higher Education providers will expect students to demonstrate these behaviours.


Successful completion criteria

Learners are expected to require a pass in maths and English at GCSE level to progress onto a degree course. It is expected that they will also require a GCSE in Science. Learners should be made aware that they may be required to take an aptitude test, attend an interview and complete a DBS check prior to acceptance on a degree programme.

Progression routes

• BSc Medical Sciences
• BSc Applied Medical Sciences
• BSc Medical Biochemistry
• Biological Sciences BSc (Hons)
• Healthcare Science (Life Sciences) BSc (Hons)
• Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) BSc Honours
• Biology BSc (Hons)
• Bioscience BSc (Hons)
• Chemistry BSc (Hons)
• Natural Sciences BSc (Hons)
• Bachelor of Medical Sciences with Hons Medicine
• MBChB Medicine
• BSc Biomedicine
• BSc Biomedical Science
• Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) BSc Honours

Progression & entry requirements

N/A

Provider approval criteria

Depending on the choice of unit, centres will require access to relevant science equipment.

Funding information

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This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.