Access to Medicine courses and their reputation


There are numerous access courses throughout UK but those who would give applicants to apply for medicine are limited in number (with the name Access to Medicine Courses) and need to be QAA (Quality Assurance Agency) approved. In terms of curriculum they need to at least consist of 60 credits, among which 45 need to be at level III and the remaining level II. The list provided by Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) briefs the nature of the more established courses as follows:

ACCESS COURSES RECOMMENDED

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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Sussex Downs College Access to Medicine Pass Sussex Downs College Access to Medicine qualification with an overall distinction level pass and distinctions in all level 3 units.

 

http://www.sussexdowns.ac.uk/adults/access_courses.html

 

College of West Anglia Access to Medicine Pass West Anglia Access to Medicine course with distinction overall including distinction in all components including Biology and Chemistry. A minimum of 45 level 3 credits must be passed at distinction.

 

http://www.cwa.ac.uk/atm-content.html
Access to Medical Sciences (SWAP) Stow College, Glasgow Pass Stow College Access to Medicine course with distinction overall including distinction in all Biology and Chemistry components.  A minimum of 45 level 3 credits must be passed at distinction.

 

http://www.stow.ac.uk/general/access-to-medical-studies-swap-26.html

 

Manchester (MANCAT) Pass MANCAT Access to Medicine course with distinction. This must include a minimum of 45 level 3 credits passed at distinction, including the core Biology and Chemistry modules.

 

 http://www.themanchestercollege.ac.uk/courses/adult/medicine

 

City And Islington Access to Medicine & Medical Bio Sciences: Pass City and Islington Access to Medicine course with distinction overall including distinction in all components including Biology and Chemistry. A minimum of 45 level 3 credits must be passed at distinction.

 

http://www.candi.ac.uk/adults/factsheet/?coursechoice=AS2232A10&strgroup=ad

 

Lambeth College Medicine and Biological Sciences Access to HE Obtain a minimum of 60 Credits at Level 3. This will need to include ALL Biology and Chemistry within the award to be passed at Distinction level.  You are also required to gain a Distinction in the 3 Mandatory units: Essay Writing, Examination Skills and Find and Reading Information.

 

http://www.whatuni.com/degrees/courses/Access-foundation-details/Medicine-and-Biomedical-Science-Access-to-Higher-Education-course-details/52463882/7935/cdetail.html

 

 

PREMED COURSES
Birkbeck College M&D Pre-med Pass Birkbeck College Pre-Med course with an overall average score of 70% and distinctions in all modules http://www.mdpremed.com/pre-med.html

 

 

Thames Valley CertHE Pre-med Pass Thames Valley University PreMed course with an overall average score of 70% and distinctions in all modules.

 

http://courses.tvu.ac.uk/CourseDetails.aspx?CourseInstanceID=26888&SearchType=adv&KeyWord=&rptindex=1&isSorted=0&img=img&sortname=null&count=0&PageSize=20&Sub=Select&StudyLeavel=Select&Mode=Select&Campaign=Select&Quali=Select&Location=Select&Duration=Sele
Lancaster Biomedical & Life Sciences Pass Lancaster PreMedical Studies Certificate with an overall average of 70% http://www.lancs.ac.uk/shm/bls/teaching/ug/premedA900.htm

 

FOUNDATION COURSES
Birkbeck College Life Sciences for Subjects Allied to Medicine CertHE ( London) Pass Birkbeck Life Sciences for Subjects Allied to Medicine (Certificate of Higher Education) with a distinction overall including a distinction (70% or above) in all subjects

 

http://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/ce/access-typecourses/awards/UEHSCILS.html
Stafford College/New College Telford Access to Medicine & Health Professions This course is recognised but entry requirements to be confirmed http://www.newcollegetelford.ac.uk
Bradford University, Clinical Skills Foundation Year This course is recognised but entry requirements to be confirmed http://www.brad.ac.uk/acad/lifesci/clinical/
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