Medical Science 900 Hours Advanced Diploma (Pre-Medical)
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
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.
Hello, Is this course accredited in China. Specifically Wuhan University?
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.
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)?
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.
which university in ireland can i apply for after i complete this pre-medical diploma?
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.
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
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.
Who Accepts This Qualification?
This Pre-Medical Advanced Diploma has been reviewed, assessed and determined by the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland, to be an appropriate pre-medical qualification. It has also been accepted by the Royal College of Surgeons in Bahrain and Malaysia. The qualification can therefore be used to support an application to attend Medical School in these countries.
Aberdeen University in the UK, considers the qualification an appropriate one that can be used as part of their admission process, in fulfillment of their academic requirements, starting from applications in October 2017 for 2018 entry.
Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) in the UK, is happy to accept the Advanced Diploma as an entry qualification on to their BM BS Degree.
In addition, the UK National Health Service sponsor's students to study four modules from this Advanced Diploma in Medical Science: Biochemistry I (Animals), Biochemistry II (Molecules), Biochemistry III (Animal Biochemical Processes) and Cell Biology. If you just require these four modules, please enrol for our Advanced Certificate in Applied Science.
Other Medical Schools
It is advisable to contact any other medical school you are interested in before enrolling for this course.
Other Reasons to Take This Course
Due to the keen competition for places at medical schools, learners with the required A levels can take this Advanced Diploma to help them stand out at the interview stage of their application. In addition, the pre-medical nature of the modules should help graduates "hit the ground running" in their first year.
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:
- Cells & Tissues
- The Muscular System
- The Nervous System
- Digestion & Excretion
- Physiological Systems
- Introduction to biochemistry
- Lipids and proteins
- Enzymes and hormones
- Nucleic acids
- Carbohydrate metabolism
- Acidity and alkalinity
- Chemical analysis
- Biochemical applications
- Introduction to Biochemical Molecules
- Amino Acids
- Structure of Proteins
- Protein Dynamics
- Sugars and Polysaccharides
- Lipids (Fats) and Membranes
- Enzymes, Vitamins and Hormones
- DNA and RNA
- Laboratory Techniques
- Glycolysis and Glycogen Metabolism
- Movement through Membranes
- Electron Transport and Oxidative Phosphorylation
- Sugar and Polysaccharide Metabolism
- Lipid Metabolism
- Amino Acid Metabolism
- Nucleotide Metabolism
- Enzyme Activity
- Other Processes
- Surface Anatomy
- Systemic Anatomy I
- Systemic Anatomy II
- Regional Anatomy I
- Regional Anatomy II
- Radiographic and Diagnostic Anatomy
- Introduction to Cells and Their Structure
- Cell Chemistry
- DNA, Chromosomes and Genes
- Cell Division: Meiosis and Mitosis
- Cell Membranes
- Protein Structure and Function
- Protein Synthesis
- Food, Energy, Catalysis and Biosynthesis
- Intracellular Compartments, Transport and Cell Communication
- The Cell Cycle and Tissue Formation
- Cellular Physiology
- Systems Physiology
- Cardiovascular Physiology
- Respiratory Physiology
- Renal Physiology
- Scope and Nature of Medical Terminology
- Anatomical Structure
- Medical Equipment and Processes
- Pharmacological Terminology
- Musculoskeletal System
- Cardiovascular, Lymphatic and Immune Systems
- Respiratory and Reproductive Systems
- Digestive and Excretory Systems
- Integumentary System (Skin)
- Nervous and Sensory Systems
- Review of Basic Algebra
- Introduction: Scope and Nature of Physics
- Forces and Mechanics
- Electricity and Magnetism
- Energy and Work
- Fundamentals of Thermodynamics
- Light and Optics
- Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity
- Astronomy, Cosmology and Astrophysics
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.
Advanced Diploma in Medical Science (Pre-Medical) General Information:
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.
What's Included and How Does it Work?:
All course material, mentor support, exams and certificate are included. Upon completion of each module, you will sit for an exam, taken at a time and place of your choosing. You will need to nominate an appropriate Adjudicator to administer the examination and they are usually one and a half hours long. On satisfactory completion of all modules, exams, and practicals, you will receive your Advanced Diploma plus transcript, endorsed and issued by TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation.
How Long Will the Program Take To Complete?
The course is self-paced and enables you to to fit your studies in with your lifestyle, motivation and commitment. Each module has a duration of approximately 100 hours (the equivalent of 100 hours in a classroom setting). For example:
- 10 hours a week means you will complete the course in approx. 90 weeks
- 20 hours a week means you will complete the course in approx. 45 weeks
- 40 hours a week means you will complete the course in approx. 22.5 weeks
N.B. These guidelines do not include completing the non-credit academic writing programme.
You may undertake more than one module at a 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.
There are no hidden extras
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, a discounted total fee of £2,295.00. A number of interest free payment options are also available on the full fee of the course.
When Can I Start?
You can start at any time from any where in the world and complete the program at your own pace. 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.
The Advanced Diploma in Medical Science (Pre-Medical) is awarded by ADL, on successful completion of all course work and examinations. You will need to maintain a grade 90% or above (distinction level) in each of the 9 modules including Academic Writing. Exams may be re-taken (for the published fee) in order to obtain a better grade for Medical School entry consideration.
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What Our Students Say About This Course:
"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
The qualification for this Advanced Diploma in Medical Science (Pre-Medical) is endorsed and issued by TQUK - an Ofqual approved awarding organisation.
|Course Start||Begin your course at anytime.|
|Course Prerequisite||An aptitude for science would be helpful - 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, plus final exam (N.B. Some courses have Final Project alternative).|
|Course Qualification (Study Option B)||N/A|
|Comparative Credits Information||UK Course Credits: 90 - U.S. Credit Hours: 27 - when compared to regulated courses.|
|Course Duration and Deadlines||900 hours approx. Course hours given are a guide only. Work at your own pace with no assignment deadlines or completion date. You are in control!|
|Study Support||Personal tutor/mentor support from industry relevant professionals throughout your whole course. Mentors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through the online classroom. They provide assistance with your course material, plus discuss, explain and give advice when needed.|
|Suitability for Self Employment and Small Businesses||N/A|
|Recognition of Your Course By Employers||We aim to achieve the correct balance between your qualification being recognised and providing you with the in-depth learning, to empower you to succeed. Select study option A when enrolling, so an employer can check the status of the awarding organisation for your qualification on the Ofqual Register.|
|Recognition of Your Course By Universities||Previous students have used their qualification to get into university. However each one will have its own entrance criteria and acceptance may also depend on your other qualifications and experience.|
|Designing Your Own Qualification||Bundle up your choice of related courses to form your own qualification. Choose from a Diploma (6 courses), Advanced Diploma (8 courses) and Higher Advanced Diploma (12 courses.|
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