Foundation Certificate in Health Sciences
This course is designed as a step by step introduction to the basic concepts and principles of science subjects relevant to those wishing to work in the healthcare industry or simply wishing to gain a better understanding of how the human body works. At IHS we find that many students wishing to embark on a course in nutrition or health, whether for professional or personal gain, have little or no science background and feel intimidated or nervous about enrolling on a course in a scientific subject. This course guides students through basic scientific terms and concepts before building their knowledge further in topics relevant to health sciences such as chemistry, biochemistry and anatomy. Graduates of this certificate can then feel confident about furthering their studies in any area of the health sciences.
About this Course
This foundation course has been designed to start at a basic level with the assumption that the student has no prior knowledge of the subjects. You will be gradually educated in the essential concepts that are important to understand before starting our diploma in Nutritional Therapy or other programmes in health sciences. Many students that take this course are returning to study after a long period or have never studied biology or chemistry previously.
The course format is modular allowing you to direct the progress of your learning. Structured home study allows you to complete each module in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. Mutually agreed goals and milestones ensure that you will remain focused while still allowing you flexibility and time to build a solid foundation of scientific understanding. Online forums are provided so that you receive the support that you need.
IHS may request that potential diploma students with no science background complete this course (or another similar course) prior to enrolment on the diploma in Nutritional Therapy.
This course covers the basic terminology, principles and concepts of science subjects relevant to those wishing to gain a basic understanding of how the human body works. It is a perfect course for those wishing to study the health sciences but have no science background.
This foundation course consists of two e-Learning modules in total. The focus of the course is to build confidence and understanding in the areas of human biology and biochemistry for those students with little or no scientific background but whom would like to undertake study on the area of the health sciences. Subjects include explanations and definitions of the different human sciences, the basic building blocks of the human body, basic biochemistry and how the human body works.
IHS does not have any formal entry requirements for our Foundation Certificate in the Health Sciences. Anybody wishing to take the first steps towards a career in health sciences is very welcome. However, all IHS e-Learning courses require dedication and commitment.
How to Apply
Training is an investment in your future. As with any investment it is important to identify what you wish to gain and which course will be most suitable for your needs. The Institute staff will spend time speaking with you to ensure you have all the information you need to make the right decision. We recommend you attend one of our regular open evenings to find out more about the course structure, content and career opportunities.
To enrol you will need to complete the application form, save it and email to firstname.lastname@example.org