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Clinical Science Diploma

Level 3 / ABC Awards / ODL53

This Level 3 Diploma course is designed to appeal to health care professionals who wish to develop their underpinning knowledge, the allied practitioner who needs to expand their basic clinical understanding and skills, and those who have a personal interest in the subject.

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course duration: 200 hrs

study type: online

Course Description

The course is divided into ten modules, each with an associated assignment.
Following completion of all ten modules, students will be required to complete a project module.
The course finishes with an online examination.

The first five modules are related to body systems, and will include details of common conditions and treatments relative to its function and anatomy.

The following modules are devoted to specific elements of clinical practice, and will also refer back to body systems to form an integrated and holistic approach.

There will also be activities within some of the modules for revision and clarification purposes these activities will be formative. A glossary will also be included in the majority of modules to act as a useful reference.

Materials can be studied online or there is also the option to have the printed materials delivered for an additional charge of £65.

Modules

Part one

Module 1: Cardiovascular and circulatory systems
In this module students look at the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and circulatory systems. Additionally, it will give examples of common conditions and disorders such as; cardiovascular disease, leukaemia, anaemia, and other relevant conditions.
The module will contain detailed images and diagrams to aid in the students learning.

Module 2: Respiratory system
This module looks at the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system. In addition it will give examples of common conditions and disorders such as carcinoma, tuberculosis, pleurisy, asthma, and other relevant conditions.
The module will include detailed diagrams, comprehensive symptom description and treatment indications.

Module 3: Nervous and musculoskeletal systems
This module looks at the anatomy and physiology of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. In addition it will give examples of common conditions and disorders such as tumours, Alzheimer's, arthritis, osteoporosis, and other relevant conditions.
The module will include detailed diagrams, comprehensive symptom description and treatment indications.

Module 4: Gastrointestinal and endocrine systems
This section gives students the opportunity to explore the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal and endocrine systems. In addition it will give examples of common conditions and disorders such as carcinoma, absorption, gastric ulceration, diabetes and glandular problems, and other relevant conditions.
The module will include detailed diagrams, comprehensive symptom description and treatment indications.

Module 5: Skin, reproductive and urinary systems, and special senses
This module looks at the anatomy and physiology of the skin, reproductive and urinary systems. In addition it will give examples of common conditions and disorders such as carcinoma, eczema, psoriasis, infertility, endometriosis, prostate problems, kidney disorders, and other relevant conditions.
The module will include detailed diagrams, comprehensive symptom description and treatment indications.

Part two

Within part two of the course there is a significant amount of chemistry and biochemistry which will be explained in as much detail as possible. Glossaries will be given with each topic so that students have a useful and accessible resource.

Module 6: Clinical pathology
In this module students will focus on the normal pathology and that of disease; therefore exploring cellular composition and pathogens and relating these to specific diseases and conditions.

Module 7: Clinical pharmacology
Students will explore the classification and grouping of drugs and also look at how drugs work in this module. Drug addiction and the processes behind this will also be considered.
Specific examples of drugs will be given, together with the correlating diseases they are used to treat; for example students will look at antibiotics, analgesics, chemotherapy and many more.

Module 8: Clinical immunology and epidemiology
This module will look at the basis of immunology, what it means in terms of disease, and prevention such as vaccination and inoculation. The way in which vaccines are made and also how immunology is linked to epidemiology and predicting disease in the population will be covered.

Module 9: Nutrition and psychology
Nutrition is an important part of health and wellbeing. We look at different food groups, the body's requirements and the way in which food is used by the body to provide energy. We will also be looking at eating disorders within this module, together with malnutrition. Psychological aspects of health and disease are explored.

Module 10: Clinical examination and diagnostic procedures
This module looks at some of the diagnostic procedures such as x-ray, blood tests, MRI scanning, ECG, and other significant and commonly used tests. Within this module we will also be looking at specific examples where these tests are used such as for screening purposes.

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge or experience is essential to study this course.

Assessment

Final online multiple choice examination counts for 100% of the final grade. Throughout the course there are ten SAPs (coursework) and a thesis.  The course clearly states that this is not mandatory to complete as it has no bearing on the final grade.  We do suggest that students complete these as this will not only assist them in examination preparation but also will give the student the skill set should they wish to continue their studies (continuous professional development) at a higher level.

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course). 

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford Learning College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. 

The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

 The course itself has been designed by Oxford Learning College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

Support

This course offers 12 months tutor support. Tutors are available to answer student questions relating to course materials and to comment on the assignments that are sent in to state how well students have understood the unit content.

course description

Course Description

The course is divided into ten modules, each with an associated assignment.
Following completion of all ten modules, students will be required to complete a project module.
The course finishes with an online examination.

The first five modules are related to body systems, and will include details of common conditions and treatments relative to its function and anatomy.

The following modules are devoted to specific elements of clinical practice, and will also refer back to body systems to form an integrated and holistic approach.

There will also be activities within some of the modules for revision and clarification purposes these activities will be formative. A glossary will also be included in the majority of modules to act as a useful reference.

Materials can be studied online or there is also the option to have the printed materials delivered for an additional charge of £65.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge or experience is essential to study this course.

assessment

Assessment

Final online multiple choice examination counts for 100% of the final grade. Throughout the course there are ten SAPs (coursework) and a thesis.  The course clearly states that this is not mandatory to complete as it has no bearing on the final grade.  We do suggest that students complete these as this will not only assist them in examination preparation but also will give the student the skill set should they wish to continue their studies (continuous professional development) at a higher level.

support

Support

This course offers 12 months tutor support. Tutors are available to answer student questions relating to course materials and to comment on the assignments that are sent in to state how well students have understood the unit content.

modules

Modules

Part one

Module 1: Cardiovascular and circulatory systems
In this module students look at the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and circulatory systems. Additionally, it will give examples of common conditions and disorders such as; cardiovascular disease, leukaemia, anaemia, and other relevant conditions.
The module will contain detailed images and diagrams to aid in the students learning.

Module 2: Respiratory system
This module looks at the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system. In addition it will give examples of common conditions and disorders such as carcinoma, tuberculosis, pleurisy, asthma, and other relevant conditions.
The module will include detailed diagrams, comprehensive symptom description and treatment indications.

Module 3: Nervous and musculoskeletal systems
This module looks at the anatomy and physiology of the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. In addition it will give examples of common conditions and disorders such as tumours, Alzheimer's, arthritis, osteoporosis, and other relevant conditions.
The module will include detailed diagrams, comprehensive symptom description and treatment indications.

Module 4: Gastrointestinal and endocrine systems
This section gives students the opportunity to explore the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal and endocrine systems. In addition it will give examples of common conditions and disorders such as carcinoma, absorption, gastric ulceration, diabetes and glandular problems, and other relevant conditions.
The module will include detailed diagrams, comprehensive symptom description and treatment indications.

Module 5: Skin, reproductive and urinary systems, and special senses
This module looks at the anatomy and physiology of the skin, reproductive and urinary systems. In addition it will give examples of common conditions and disorders such as carcinoma, eczema, psoriasis, infertility, endometriosis, prostate problems, kidney disorders, and other relevant conditions.
The module will include detailed diagrams, comprehensive symptom description and treatment indications.

Part two

Within part two of the course there is a significant amount of chemistry and biochemistry which will be explained in as much detail as possible. Glossaries will be given with each topic so that students have a useful and accessible resource.

Module 6: Clinical pathology
In this module students will focus on the normal pathology and that of disease; therefore exploring cellular composition and pathogens and relating these to specific diseases and conditions.

Module 7: Clinical pharmacology
Students will explore the classification and grouping of drugs and also look at how drugs work in this module. Drug addiction and the processes behind this will also be considered.
Specific examples of drugs will be given, together with the correlating diseases they are used to treat; for example students will look at antibiotics, analgesics, chemotherapy and many more.

Module 8: Clinical immunology and epidemiology
This module will look at the basis of immunology, what it means in terms of disease, and prevention such as vaccination and inoculation. The way in which vaccines are made and also how immunology is linked to epidemiology and predicting disease in the population will be covered.

Module 9: Nutrition and psychology
Nutrition is an important part of health and wellbeing. We look at different food groups, the body's requirements and the way in which food is used by the body to provide energy. We will also be looking at eating disorders within this module, together with malnutrition. Psychological aspects of health and disease are explored.

Module 10: Clinical examination and diagnostic procedures
This module looks at some of the diagnostic procedures such as x-ray, blood tests, MRI scanning, ECG, and other significant and commonly used tests. Within this module we will also be looking at specific examples where these tests are used such as for screening purposes.

awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course). 

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford Learning College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. 

The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

 The course itself has been designed by Oxford Learning College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.