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Science for Health Studies Level 4

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 4

Study mode Full time

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Jan 2023

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Course overview

Science for Health Studies Level 4 is a short full-time course designed to prepare you for further study of Health or Science related courses. If you have limited qualifications and want to develop your numeracy, communication and science skills then this course is your first step toward a career in the health industry or towards applying for a university degree.  

You will study units such as Biology, Chemistry and the Human body which will give you the knowledge needed to take the next step in your academic life. 

This course is taught at Edinburgh College’s Sighthill campus. Our Science department offers you the opportunity to study in purpose-built laboratories. These will support the development of your general and specialist practical skills whilst enhancing your theoretical understanding of science. 

What you will learn

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Numeracy
  • Communications
  • ICT

Placement information

     

      How the course is assessed

      • You will be assessed on each unit. 
      • All units within the course must be achieved in order to gain Edinburgh College certification. 
      • You will be tested on your theoretical and practical skills.

      Number of days per week

      • 3 days per week 

      Entry requirements

      • Pass at National 3 Mathematics (or equivalent) 
      • Pass at National 3 English (or equivalent) 
      • Experience in I.C.T is essential for the successful completion of this course 

      Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

      • Internal and external candidates may be required to sit a diagnostic test

      English Proficiency Requirements

      IELTS 5.5

      Progression and Articulation Routes

      • Upon successful completion, you will be academically prepared and eligible to study on a range of Level 5/6 courses offered at Edinburgh College 
      • You will be eligible to apply for NC5 Applied Science 

      Career options

      • A career in the health and sciences industry

      Study Options

      Campus Study mode Start date Duration
      Sighthill Campus Full time 23/01/23 20 Weeks

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