Science And Health - An Evidence-based Approach, Short Course | Part time online | The Open University UK | United Kingdom
8 months
3228 GBP/full
3228 GBP/full
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This key Science And Health - An Evidence-based Approach module at The Open University UK  introduces the science of human health and is structured around eight globally important health topics, ranging from nutrition and infectious diseases to pain and breast cancer screening.

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Each topic integrates key concepts in the biological, chemical and physical sciences with psychology and health statistics to illuminate the causes of disease and disability and the consequence for individuals and populations. You will also develop the skills you need for further study of the health sciences, including evaluating evidence; handling numbers; presenting data; writing skills; and using information technology.

Support from your tutor from Science And Health - An Evidence-based Approach module at The Open University UK

Throughout your module studies, you’ll get help and support from your assigned module tutor. They’ll help you by:

  • Marking your assignments (TMAs) and providing detailed feedback for you to improve.
  • Guiding you to additional learning resources.
  • Providing individual guidance, whether that’s for general study skills or specific module content.
  • Facilitating online discussions between your fellow students, in the dedicated module and tutor group forums.

Module tutors also run online tutorials throughout the module. Where possible, recordings of online tutorials will be made available to students. While these tutorials won’t be compulsory for you to complete the module, you’re strongly encouraged to take part.

Programme Structure


  • Topic 1: Infectious disease

  • Topic 2: Nutrition and malnutrition

  • Topic 3: Understanding and treating pain

  • Topic 4: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  • Topic 5: Acute trauma and recovery

  • Topic 6: Alcohol and human health

  • Topic 7: Screening for breast cancer

  • Topic 8: Sight: a window on the world

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 8 months

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60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This is a key introductory OU level 1 module. It provides core subject knowledge and the study skills for both higher education and distance learning that will help you progress to modules at OU level 2.
  • The module is designed for students who are new to science as well as those with some background in a science-related subject. Although you’re not expected to have any previous knowledge of science, you should be able to do simple calculations (add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers) and to understand written English of the standard of a broadsheet newspaper (for example The Daily Telegraph or The Guardian).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3228 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3228 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.
  • National

    3228 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3228 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.


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