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Access to Higher Education Diploma: Health Professions

1 Year Full-time, 32 week course, 15 hours per week

Course dates:

10 September 2019 - 12 June 2020

Duration: 1 year, full-time course

teaching falls on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 9.30am-3pm

at Ruskin College, Ruskin Hall, Dunstan Road, Oxford OX3 9BZ

Contact Us on 01865 759600 / to apply


This course has been designed for people wishing to progress into health professions such as nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy or physiotherapy.

Modules include

  • Human Physiology

  • Genetics

  • Biochemistry

  • Skeleton and Muscles

  • Infectious Diseases

  • Inequalities in Health and Social Care

  • Research Methods in Sociology

  • Human Cardiac and Respiratory Systems

  • Inheritance and Genetic Engineering

  • IT for Academic Study

  • Maths in a Health and Care Context

  • English for Academic Study

  • Research and Referencing

  • An Introduction to Sociological Theory

  • Reproduction

  • Health Promotion

Cost: £3,384 (this includes the administration fee)

You may be charged course fees depending on your previous level of education but don’t worry; we will help you access financial support if you are entitled to it. For more information visit our Further Education fees and funding page.


Entry Requirements & How to Apply MORE INFORMATION

There are no academic requirements for entry to the course, however you will need to attend an interview and complete a math and English assessment.

To apply for this course please click Apply Now and we will get in touch. Alternatively you can ring us on 01865 759600. You can also email us at

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On successful completion, you will be able to apply to universities offering degrees in health studies, nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, or physiotherapy and follow careers in your chosen area.