Hello. To follow up on my previous question. My VTCT diploma covered the following modules. Skeleton & Joints; Blood & Lymphatic Systems; Muscles & Nervous Systems; Skin & Hair; Digestive & Excretory Systems; Respiratory & Olfactory; Endocrine & Reproductive Systems. Would you still recommend I support this with the OU Human Biology module which I notice does cover additional areas? Thanks
I would suggest any additional modules to show a more solid foundation in biological sciences would be beneficial
Dr L Rickett
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Am 52 years old and seeking a career change as an associate physician. Would my age be a deterrent in terms of my application for the diploma course at Birmingham?
Thank you for your email and for your interest in our course here at Birmingham. I am the current admissions lead for the programme
Age would not be a discrimatory barrier to application. As a University we cannot reject applicants on the basis of age at the time of application
Dr L Rickett
I have a 2.1 degree in mech eng and a VCTC Level 3 diploma in Anatomy & Physiology. I am also currently volunteering at my local Mind centre supporting mental health patients. Would that meet the entry requirements?
Thank you for your interest in the PGDip in Physician Associate Studies course.
I am the admissions lead for the programme.
We ideally look for a BSc (First Class honours/2:1) in a life science i.e. biomedical science/biology/medical science. Although I can see you have undertaken a VCTC diploma, without knowing the specific modules undertaken it would be difficult to advise. As the diploma is not equivalent to an undergraduate degree, I would say at this stage you would not be eligible unfortunately.
Other modules we recommend applicants undertake (particularly if they have a limited life science background) are:
OU Human Biology (SK299) and OU Infectious disease and public health (SK320). These are e-modules completed by The Open University.
Dr Laura Rickett
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