Key features of the Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences Certificate of Higher Education in Health Sciences course at The Open University UK
Learning outcomes, teaching and assessment
This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:
The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You’ll be supported throughout by the OU’s unique style of teaching and assessment – which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.
Skills for career development
This certificate is for people working in, or wishing to enter, the health-related sector, and who wish to pick up a broad base of subject knowledge and skills. Many of the skills you acquire by studying health sciences modules will be highly valued in the modern workplace, which is increasingly concerned with effective knowledge management, critical thinking and the effective communication and presentation of ideas and arguments. The ability to select and analyse relevant data and to present conclusions concisely and logically is essential in most lines of work, as is the ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
While this course is not attached to a specific professional endorsement, it provides a broad base of subject knowledge and skills appropriate to occupations such as biomedical research, diagnostic services, health promotion, health and safety, health therapy, and health services administration and management.
People with science qualifications are well placed to enter both scientific and non-scientific jobs. The logical, reasoned approach needed for science study is relevant to a wide range of financial, business and public sector employment.
You can apply until:
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
Part time – 2 years Full time – 1 year Time limit – 7 years
There are no formal entry requirements to study this qualification; however, to study successfully you’ll need,
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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