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Medical Science 800 Hours Advanced Diploma (Pre-Medical)

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( Ishrat Ali, 24/07/2019 ) Q: Hi, can I have a list of all the universities that accept this course? Specifically universities in the UK.
( 30/11/-0001 ) A:Not answered yet.
( Ishrat Ali, 24/07/2019 ) Q: Hi, which universities in the UK accepts this course?
( 30/11/-0001 ) A:Not answered yet.
( S, 13/06/2019 ) Q:

Hi, I have read that this Advanced Diploma is at a Level 6 however only 90 credits are earned (if passed) does that mean the credits per modules are 10 at a level 6 ? As a foreign student (French) I find the whole UK CATS terribly complicated so I am asking directly here.

( 13/06/2019 ) A:


Our Advanced Diploma in Medical Science falls outside of National Framework Qualifications and goes beyond the depth of study normally required. It is not subject to UK CATS. It is likely that you will need to satisfy the entrance criteria listed on individual medical schools’ websites. The exception to this is Brighton and Sussex, which will accept our Advanced Diploma as part of their application process. We are hoping that other schools will accept the qualification in the future.

As you will no doubt be aware, getting into medical school even with the right qualifications, can be difficult due to intense competition for the limited places available. By investing in our programme to help prepare you for medical school, you will be showing the admission departments of those you apply for, that you have a real passion for medicine and this could make the difference between being accepted or not. This is because if every applicant has the same qualifications, medical schools will look at the other attributes of applicants. The selection process can include how you come across at an interview, whether you can demonstrate a good knowledge of medical science, any work experience you have undertaken, plus other factors.

Taking this course will help you acquire approximately 800 hours of medical science specific knowledge to help you stand out from other hopeful applicants, 100 hours of Physics if you need it, plus our academic writing and critical thinking courses. If you are completing or have completed an acceptable physics course, then we can excuse you from taking the module. 


( 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.


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Medical Science 800 Hours Advanced Diploma (Pre-Medical)

ADL’s  Advanced Diploma in Medical Science (Pre-Medical) program is a relevant course of study for entry into a career in the Health Sciences, Medicine, Complementary Medicine or a Para-Medical field.

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 8 modules plus non credit Academic Writing:

1  Anatomy and Physiology (Human Biology 1A) BSC101

  1. Cells & Tissues
  2. The Muscular System
  3. The Nervous System
  4. Digestion & Excretion
  5. Physiological Systems

2  Biochemistry I (Animals) BSC103

  1. Introduction to biochemistry
  2. Lipids and proteins
  3. Enzymes and hormones
  4. Nucleic acids
  5. Thermo-regulation
  6. Carbohydrate metabolism
  7. Absorption
  8. Acidity and alkalinity
  9. Chemical analysis
  10. Biochemical applications

3  Biochemistry II (Molecules) BSC203

  1. Introduction to Biochemical Molecules
  2. Amino Acids
  3. Structure of Proteins
  4. Protein Dynamics
  5. Sugars and Polysaccharides
  6. Lipids (Fats) and Membranes
  7. Enzymes, Vitamins and Hormones
  8. DNA and RNA
  9. Laboratory Techniques

4  Biochemistry III (Animal Biochemical Processes) BSC303

  1. Introduction
  2. Glycolysis and Glycogen Metabolism
  3. Movement through Membranes
  4. Electron Transport and Oxidative Phosphorylation
  5. Sugar and Polysaccharide Metabolism
  6. Lipid Metabolism
  7. Amino Acid Metabolism
  8. Nucleotide Metabolism
  9. Enzyme Activity
  10. Other Processes

5  Human Anatomy II BSC112

  1. Cytology
  2. Surface Anatomy
  3. Systemic Anatomy I
  4. Systemic Anatomy II
  5. Regional Anatomy I
  6. Regional Anatomy II
  7. Radiographic and Diagnostic Anatomy

6  Cell Biology BSC110

  1. Introduction to Cells and Their Structure
  2. Cell Chemistry
  3. DNA, Chromosomes and Genes
  4. Cell Division: Meiosis and Mitosis
  5. Cell Membranes
  6. Protein Structure and Function
  7. Protein Synthesis
  8. Food, Energy, Catalysis and Biosynthesis
  9. Intracellular Compartments, Transport and Cell Communication
  10. The Cell Cycle and Tissue Formation

7  Human Physiology II BSC111

  1. Cellular Physiology
  2. Histophysiology
  3. Systems Physiology
  4. Neurophysiology
  5. Endocrinology
  6. Cardiovascular Physiology
  7. Immunology
  8. Respiratory Physiology
  9. Renal Physiology

8  Medical Terminology BSC109

  1. Scope and Nature of Medical Terminology
  2. Anatomical Structure
  3. Medical Equipment and Processes
  4. Pharmacological Terminology
  5. Musculoskeletal System
  6. Cardiovascular, Lymphatic and Immune Systems
  7. Respiratory and Reproductive Systems
  8. Digestive and Excretory Systems
  9. Integumentary System (Skin)
  10. Nervous and Sensory Systems

9  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 approximately 100 study 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 and admin access is provided throughout the program.  

Modules may be 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 may be 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 vary from University to University.  Each University will have it's own unique admission requirements and we strongly recommend that you check with the University/Medical School of your choice, to determine if you meet their entry requirements before enrolling with ADL's Medical Science program.

Medical universities consider each application on a case-by-case basis.  In addition to a Pre-Medical qualification, most medical schools will take into consideration a number of other factors, besides academic qualifications, and this may include: previous academic work, test scores, personal qualities, and intent. While all these components may be considered for admissions entry, the final decision for acceptance is at the discretion of the Medical University/School of your choice.

What's Included and How Does it Work?:

All course material, mentor support, exams, certificate and transcript 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 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 program.

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:

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 anywhere 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.

Exam Requirements:

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 of B+ 80% 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.

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.

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


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



Course Info
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Course StartBegin 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 InformationUK Course Credits: 90 - U.S. Credit Hours: 27 - when compared to regulated courses.
Course Duration and Deadlines900 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 SupportPersonal 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 BusinessesN/A
Recognition of Your Course By EmployersWe 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 UniversitiesPrevious 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 QualificationBundle 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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