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The award
Dip HE

How long you will study
4 years

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How you will study
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Course starts
February, April, October

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About Health Sciences at The Open University

In this diploma, you'll study the essential scientific concepts underpinning the function of the human mind and body; the incidence, diagnosis and treatment of disease and disability; and the maintenance and improvement of health in different populations. If you're interested in the science behind our health - from what we can do as individuals to stay healthy, to global health issues such as epidemics or the treatment of people with dementia - this diploma is for you. It's particularly relevant if you work in health-related professions, or you're thinking about doing so.

This qualification develops your learning in four main areas:
  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Cognitive skills
  • Practical and professional skills
  • Key skills

The level and depth of your learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification. You'll be supported throughout by the OU's unique style of teaching and assessment - which includes a personal tutor to guide and comment on your work; top quality course texts; e-learning resources like podcasts, interactive media and online materials; tutorial groups and community forums.

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