Faculty of Health Sciences

Science for Health and Social Care

Continuing Professional Development Individual module

Level of study

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What you'll study

The module is built around the application of key principles and theories from biology, chemistry and physics to health and the body. It is designed for students who wish to gain confidence and skill in the application of scientific knowledge to health and social care practice.

Students undertaking the course attend an introductory session held online and thereafter access the course each week via a web-based virtual learning environment. In addition, the students are required to attend an online group tutorial in the middle of the semester which gives the opportunity for discussion and exam preparation.

Each week students are directed to new interactive materials to guide their learning around a distinct science-based topic. The course is assessed via a two hour online multiple-choice exam. The module is part of the University Certificate for Health and Social Care programme of study.

Starts in: Duration:
January 12 weeks (1 semester)
May 12 weeks (1 semester)

Delivered on a Wednesday afternoon. Taught Online in full.

Benefit from the amazing facilities of our new £28-million Health Campus with its mock operating theatre, hospital ward and intensive care unit.

Find out more

Developed with our NHS partners, our programmes are constantly updated to reflect the very latest in health care thinking.

Clinical placements give our students the skills, experience and support to become confident and compassionate health practitioners.

Expert staff work with NHS clinicians to deliver programmes from ‘bite-size’ taster sessions to PhDs in some of the UK’s finest facilities.

Entry requirements

This course is available for UK residents only. 

Fees and funding

Home: £770 (10 credit module)

Funding may be available from your employer please check with your Line Manager or Training and Development Department.