801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2020
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2019
201+
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Tees Valley, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, TS1 3BX, United Kingdom

Health Sciences - Teesside University

**Course overview**: **This Cert HE Health Sciences course can help you with any future UCAS application^ you make to study a course in a subject such as Nursing, Midwifery & Health Professions leading to eligibility for professional registration.** **^Please check the full entry criteria, including any Level 2 (for example, GCSE) requirements, for your chosen pre-registration course. This Cert HE is designed to help you with your UCAS application for a place on your chosen pre-registration course in a health profession, but completing the Cert HE does not in itself guarantee a place on a pre-registration course. Offers are made to eligible candidates on a competitive basis following a selection process.** You develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to help your application for a place on a course such as nursing, midwifery, paramedic practice, physiotherapy and diagnostic radiography. Your Cert HE also gives you access to most of our undergraduate courses in Life & Physical Sciences and Crime, Forensics & Investigative Sciences. For some courses, your Cert HE enables you to apply for entry to the second year of study. This is possible for the following courses: • BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences • BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition • BSc (Hons) Food Science and Engineering • BSc (Hons) Health Sciences • BSc (Hons) Human Biology This course provides a broad understanding of the physiology of the body’s major systems as well as human health and disease. You study the cause, diagnosis and treatment of human disease from a multidisciplinary and evidence-based perspective, which will help you with a career in a variety of healthcare and life science settings. By studying nutrition, physiology and epidemiology, you explore how humans change over the lifespan, adapt to external stressors, and how lifestyle can have an impact on health over an individual’s lifespan. You research and identify potential therapeutic and clinical strategies to reduce the effect of these risk factors on disease states. You develop skills for employability including good laboratory practice, control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH) assessments, health and safety policies, Human Tissues Act, quality assurance and patient care. You also develop transferable skills including verbal and poster presentations, written reports, independent research and team working skills. We also offer a Cert HE Health Sciences (with Foundation Year) - this includes an integrated foundation year for students who are not eligible to join Level 4 (Year 1) of the Cert HE directly.