Medical Science - Advanced Diploma (Pre-Medical) (TQUK - Training Qualifications UK)

Distance learning course with study materials, tutor support and final exam included

Academy For Distance Learning


£2,600 inc VAT
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Online, self-paced
900 hours
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Access until course completion
No formal qualification
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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Medical Science Online Course. 900 Hours Advanced Diploma (Pre-Medical) Course.

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.

Benefits of an ADL Endorsed Course?

Endorsed courses are skills based. They have been evaluated and approved by an independent awarding body such as Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).

What makes ADL’s Endorsed courses different?

  • Flexible Self-Paced Learning– adjust your learning around your home and work commitments
  • Start and Finish at any time
  • Courses globally and industry relevant
  • Practical Component at the end of most lessons.

Allocated your own tutor relevant to your subject. You can have as little or as much contact as you like with your tutor. They are there to support you all the way through.

This course is endorsed by TQUK -Training Qualifications UK, an OFQUAL awarding body.


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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:

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 Physics

  1. Review of Basic Algebra
  2. Introduction: Scope and Nature of Physics
  3. Forces and Mechanics
  4. Waves
  5. Electricity and Magnetism
  6. Energy and Work
  7. Fundamentals of Thermodynamics
  8. Light and Optics
  9. Nuclear Physics and Radioactivity
  10. Astronomy, Cosmology and Astrophysics

10 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.

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the Academy, marked by the Academy's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Who is this course for?

Medical Students, Science Students, Neurophysiology Students, Pre-med Students


A pc or laptop with internet connection.

Career path

There are countless career possibilities within the medical sector including:

  • Anaesthetist.
  • Cardiologist.
  • Clinical radiologist.
  • General practice doctor.
  • Hospital doctor.
  • Neurologist.
  • Ophthalmologist.
  • Pathologist.

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Anna asked:

What programmes is it possible to study after obtaining this diploma? Are these course points comparable with ECTS? What type of exam structure?


Hi Anna Many thanks for your question. The Reed platform has an extremely limited word count, so I'm unable to go into much detail via this message format. I would advise for you to call us directly via our website, if that's ok. All URL's and telephone numbers are also restricted on here, so please Google: "ADL - Academy for Distance Learning", and we are the first search result. We can go into detail regarding the Advanced Diploma and clarify any details for you. Regards Amanda White

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khalid kayani asked:

What level of Qualification does this diploma have


Hi Khalid Many thanks for your enquiry. This is a level 5 Diploma (Course Code: VSC008). It is an Advanced Diploma in Medical Science (Pre-Medical) program and is a relevant course of study for entry into a career in the Health Sciences, Medicine, Complementary Medicine or a Para-Medical field. If you require any additional information please do not hesitate to contact me. Kindest regards Amanda White General Manager

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Asif khan asked:

Hi i am interested in the medical science diploma but I do not have any A levels in this field i do have double science GCSE C,C can I still do this?


Hi Asif khan Many thanks for your question. No, you do not need any previous qualifications to complete this Medical Science Advanced Diploma. The diploma is a mixture of study skill and academic-based content so that you gain essential subject knowledge, giving you a solid foundation for a future career in medicine. If you require any additional information please do not hesitate to contact me. Kindest regards Amanda White General Manager

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