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Medical Science 900 Hours Advanced Diploma (Pre-Medical)

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( Regina, 06/04/2017 ) Q:

Hello, being someone who is very much interested in wanting a career in medicine, however not having left school with the sufficient grades, would that still enable me to apply to this course? Many Thanks

( 07/04/2017 ) A:

Hello Regina and thank you for getting in touch with us.

Every applicant for this course is considered on a case by case basis and although A levels are not required, a good foundation in science would help your cause. If this isn't available, don't worry, you can pay for and take one module first and then if you're suited to take the whole Advanced Diploma afterwards, you will just pay the difference.



( Bruno, 25/02/2017 ) Q:

Hello, Is this course accredited in China. Specifically Wuhan University?

( 25/02/2017 ) A:

Hello Bruno and thank you for getting in touch.

The places that we know will consider this Advanced Diploma are already listed and we will add more as and when we can. For example, another Medical School in the UK wants to review the learning material in the course, with a view to accepting it as part of their admissions process. 

However, it is not possible for us to write to every university in the world, but this does not mean that the qualification won't be accepted by Wuhan University, or other universities in China. We advise that you check whether our qualification will be considered as an appropriate one with those you are interested in, before enrolling.

Many universities will accept it because of it having a track record of being accepted elsewhere. Therefore, considering the cost effectiveness of possibly gaining a suitable qualification, it is worth you contacting Wuhan and others.

Feel free to give them the link to the course , so that they can look at what is covered and who accepts it currently. If they would like to review the course material, we can arrange it.

I hope that this is helpful and that all goes well for you.


( MG, 15/02/2017 ) Q:

Hi, is it possible to get exempted from some of the modules (e.g. physics, academic writing) based on past education (BS& MS in physics & biomedical engineering, MBA)?

( 16/02/2017 ) A:

Hello MG,

Thank you for your question.

We do recognise prior learning, so we may be able to exempt you from Physics and Academic Writing. You can enrol for the course and submit your evidence of your qualifications for our Director of Studies to consider. With the qualification that you cite, there shouldn't be a problem.

Please click on the link below to view our policy on RPL.


I hope that this information helps you.

( Savannah Donnelly, 29/05/2016 ) Q:

which university in ireland can i apply for after i complete this pre-medical diploma?

( 31/05/2016 ) A:

We are pleased to say that you can apply to any medical university in Ireland, because this course has been approved by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Bahrain and Malaysia. Therefore, the Advanced Diploma will be accepted subject to you being able to satisfy the university's other entrance criteria and their acceptance of you.

( Michael, 14/03/2016 ) Q:

Hello, I see in 2013 someone else asked the same question I am about to ask, without a published response. What academic level of study is this advanced diploma. As it aimed at school leavers, I was wondering if were a university level (Level 4 or above) programme. There are numerous online programmes offering diplomas but these are sadly level 2 and provide little in terms of deep understanding of subject material. Your course looks very well structured, but as pre-medical programme, I wish to ensure that it is at an appropriate recognised level. Many thanks MT

( 30/03/2016 ) A:

The level of this Advanced Diploma has been deemed as level 6, at the level of a BA or BS.c.

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Medical Science 900 Hours Advanced Diploma (Pre-Medical)

ADL’s  Advanced Diploma in Medical Science (Pre-Medical) program is an intensive course of study designed to prepare students for a rewarding career in medicine, health sciences, complementary medicine or a para-medical field.

The qualification for this Advanced Diploma in Medical Science (Pre-Medical) is endorsed and issued by TQUK -  an Ofqual approved awarding organisation.


Medical Schools and other Medical Organisations:

ADL's Pre-Medical Advanced Diploma has been reviewed, assessed and determined by a number of Medical Schools, to be an appropriate pre-medical qualification, which can be used to support an application to undertake a medical degree, leading to a career in the medical profession.

However, if you intend to go on to Medical School with this qualification, it is very important that it is approved by the school you wish to attend before enrolling. In this instance, please contact us at info@adlhomestudy.co.uk with your top three choices of schools, so that we can approach them on your behalf. We will need the following information:

  1. Your date of birth
  2. Your country of residence
  3. Your current or expected qualifications subjects and grades
  4. The name of the course you wish to study, for each of the schools
  5. Any relevant medical experience

Career Outcomes:

MEDICINE: - Anaesthesiologist, Midwife, Physician, Nurse, Dentist, Surgeon , Radiologist, Pharmacist, Biomedical Scientist, General Practitioner etc.

COMPLIMENTARY MEDICINE: - Neuropathology, Herbalist, Nutritionist, Wellness, Consultant , Sports Therapist, Remedial Therapist, Homoeopath etc.

ALLIED HEALTH & PARA MEDICAL: - Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Exercise Physiologist, Chiropractor, Paramedic, Osteopath, Pathologist, Optometrist, Medical Illustrator, Health Promotion Officer, Physicians Assistant, Extracorporeal Technician, Podiatrist, Veterinarian.

"Sir, I would like to take this time to thank you and all my tutors for all the help, encouragement and support given to me, while I was studying the Pre-Medical programme."
Sivagenesh Pearlaman, Pre-Medical Diploma, Singapore

"Yes - The course, the tuition, and the whole experience exceeded my expectations. I found I was very comfortable being re-educated after 20 years+ of being in the business world."
Dave Gillies- Morgan, Psychology, China

"I want to thank Daryl and Juliette, and others, for all the help and support whilst I've been completing the Pre-Med Diploma. I really appreciate the way you all helped me get through all the topics smoothly and get the required number of credit hours at the end. It's been a brilliant course, and was a good refresher for the knowledge I need to learn for the USMLE" Aleem, Pre-Med, UK

Please note: The decision as to what courses should constitute Pre-Medical program requirements is not determined by ADL.  Each Medical University sets its own entrance requirements regarding courses they will accept. If you have a particular Medical University you wish to apply to not listed, then we strongly recommend that you check with the admissions office of that medical school, as to the acceptance of this Pre-Medical Diploma.  Not all medical universities accept Pre-Medical Diplomas that have been undertaken by distance learning.


Lesson Structure:   Module Guide - Advanced Diploma in Medical Science (Pre-Medical) VSC008

The ADL Pre-Medical Advanced Diploma in Medical Science consists of the following 9 modules plus non credit Academic Writing:

  1.     Anatomy and Physiology (Human Biology 1A) BSC101
  2.     Biochemistry I (Animals) BSC103
  3.     Biochemistry II (Molecules) BSC203
  4.     Biochemistry III (Animal Biochemical Processes) BSC303
  5.     Human Anatomy II BSC112
  6.     Cell Biology BSC110
  7.     Human Physiology II BSC111
  8.     Medical Terminology BSC109
  9.     Physics
  10.     Academic Writing BWR110 (non-credit)

Academic Writing BWR110 (non-credit) is a short ten (10) hour module, requiring the completion of two assignments.

Each of the above 9 modules is of 100 hours duration (excluding Academic Writing). Self-tests, assignments and a final examination at the end of each module are compulsory. Unlimited one to one tutor access is provided throughout the program.  Courses are updated on a regular basis.

Modules maybe studied in any sequence. Course Credit hours for the  UK are  90 Credits (each module is 10 credits). Alternatively, for those who are considering entering a USA medical school the credit hours equate to 3 credit hours per module - a total of 27 credits hours. Completion of the appropriate credit hours with a grade B+ or more are needed in order to satisfy the academic requirements of this Advanced Diploma. Opportunities do exist for graduates, without further training; but this course by itself does not, nor should be seen as constituting full medical training.


At the end of each lesson you will be required to complete a Practical Task (referred to in the course material as a Set Task), in addition to an assignment.  This learning feature makes our courses quite unique, not found at other distance learning programs. How is it possible to do Practical Tasks by distance learning?  Practical tasks may include some of the following: -  Dissecting and Observing things, Field Research, Networking and Analysis, Conducting Surveys, Growing Things, Collecting Things, Photographing Things and Processes.

Entry Requirements  

Advanced Diploma in Medical Science (Pre-Medical) entry requirements:

Pre-requisities:  Candidates are considered on a case-by-case basis. The basic entry requirement is a High School Diploma or equivalent, with good passes in science subjects (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Mathematics).

University graduates, transfer students and mature students with or without any science background are also eligible to apply. Those without any science background maybe required to undertake basic science courses first.

English Language Proficiency:

Students whose first language is not English must show proof of English proficiency (IELTS 6.0 +, TOEFL 600+, or equivalent) in order to start the program. Students may begin the program without these scores however, they will not be allowed to graduate until the required score has been obtained, if required. For graduation purposes IELTS of 7.5 or  TOEFL of 650  or equivalent must be achieved.

Medical School Entry Requirements:

Entry requirements for  Medical Universities varies from University to University.  Each University will have have it's open unique admission requirements and we advise that you check with the University of your choice to determine if you meet their entry requirements.

Medical universities consider each application on a case-by-case basis.  In addition to  ADL's Diploma in medical Science (Pre-Medical) qualification, medical schools take into consideration a number of other factors including academic background, test scores, personal qualities, and intent. All these components are considered for entry, and although successful completion of the ADL's Advanced Diploma in Medical Science (Pre-Medical) is highly recognised, the final decision for entry is at the discretion of the Medical University/School.

How Does the Pre-Medical Program Work?

Students first enrol with ADL. All course material is supplied by ADL and students have unlimited access to ADL tutors who mark all assignments. Upon completion of all module assignments, students then nominate to sit for an exam for each module they have completed. Exams are held in the students own location and you sit for them when you are ready.  Students complete the  exam application form and nominate an appropriate Adjudicator to administer the examination.  Exams are usually one and a half hours long.  On satisfactory completion of all modules, exams, course work and practicals,  ADL then awards the Advanced Diploma in Medical Science (Pre-Medical) together with our official transcript and Letter of Recommendation.
How Long Will the Program Take To Complete?

Study is self-paced to fit your own lifestyle, motivation and commitment. Each module is of 100 hours duration (the equivalent of 100 hours in a classroom setting). For example, committing 10 hours per week of study to one (1) module, would take approximately 10 weeks to complete. Five (5) hours per week of study would take approximately 20 weeks to complete etc. Module exemption may be permitted on academic evidence and/or assessment. See Recognition of Prior Learning.

Students may undertake more than one module at any one time.  Before deciding on the number of modules you might wish to study concurrently, careful consideration should  be given to work, home and any other commitments you might have. Overtaxing your time will result in poor grades.

What Is Included:

  •     All course material
  •     Assignments
  •     Practical Tasks
  •     ADL Exam fees
  •     Tuition
  •     Unlimited one to one tutor access – vital to your success
  •     Transcript
  •     Letter of Recommendation
  •     Advanced Diploma in Medical Science (Pre-Medical)

there are no hidden extras

General Information

Tuition fees:

Tuition fees for each 100 hour module is £340. Students may pay their tuition fee module by module and may commence their studies with one module only or a combination of modules.

Total fees for the 9 modules is £3,060.00 (if paying one module at a time).  A  reduction in tuition fees of 25% is available where a student pays for the full program up front when enrolling - the total fee up front is £2,295.00. A number of interest free payment options are also available on the full fee of the course.

When May I Start?

Students may enrol at any time, start at any time from any where in the world and complete the program at their own convenience - it's all self-paced.  ADL has made the program as flexible as possible to help students study round their personal commitments at home and at work. However, since each Medical University sets its own deadline for admissions, it is advisable to work towards their entrance requirements.

Does the Program Cover Practical work?

ADL courses contain Practical Tasks – something quite unique in distance education.    Practical tasks include:  Field Research, Networking and Analysis, Conducting Surveys, Growing and Dissecting things, Collecting and Photographing things and Processes.

Exam Procedures


The Advanced Diploma in Medical Science (Pre-Medical) is awarded by ADL, on successful completion of all course work and examinations.  Students sit exams in their own location supervised by an adjudicator. The exam is sent to the adjudicator, who supervises the exam, and then sends it to the academy for marking. Exam fees are included in the tuition cost. Students will need to maintain a grade B+ (3.0) or above in each of the 8 modules including Academic Writing. The pass grade is B+, and exams may be re-taken (for the published fee) in order to obtain a better grade for Medical School entry consideration.


Upon satisfactory completion of all modules and examinations and meeting all academic and other requirements, ADL awards the Diploma in Medical Science (Pre-Medical) together with an Official Transcript listing modules taken and grades achieved and a Letter of Recommendation. In addition, successful students will recieve a valid certificate from TQUK, an Ofqual approved awarding organisation.  

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The qualification for this Advanced Diploma in Medical Science (Pre-Medical) is endorsed and issued by TQUK -  an Ofqual approved awarding organisation.




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How Do Our Tuition Fees Compare?Full time classroom based Further Education Courses - Approx. £5,000 per year - Part-time classroom based Adult Education Courses - Approx. £7.00 per hour - N.B. classroom tuition means you learn at the pace of the class. One-to-one private tuition - from £15.00 per hour - ADL one-to-one tution fees - From £340 per 100 Hour Course = Average of £3.40 per hour - N.B. one-to-one tuition is tailored to your own individual learning availability and pace.
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Course Prerequisite None - Our course levels are an indication of the depth of learning you should receive. They do not describe the level of difficulty.
Course Qualification (Study Option A)Endorsed Qualification from TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation - Completed written assignments and final evaluation per course/module to be taken.
Course Qualification (Study Option B)Certificate of Attainment from ADL - Completed written assignments only - no final evaluation.
Comparative Credits InformationUK Course Credits: 90 - U.S. Credit Hours: 27 - when compared to regulated courses.
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