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HEALTH SCIENCES

INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION PROGRAMME

The Purpose of the IFY is to prepare overseas students wishing to enter a Medicine, Dental, Nursing or Pharmacy degree programme at a European Institute. It will provide core chemistry or biomedical sciences learning, work experience in the health environment and opportunities for personal and professional development including subject-specific written and spoken English language. We cover essential elements of biology chemistry and further maths as well as more specialised areas.

MEDICINE

The International Foundation Programme is designed for a specific purpose – to equip you with the tools, knowledge and skills for further progression in the field of medicine. It is the first step on your journey to become a doctor. The programme gives you the opportunity to get direct entry onto a medical degree programme at a prestigious partner university or institute. It covers the core aspects and allows you to develop the skills required to succeed and excel in the medical environment. The programme is ideal for candidates who have the desire and potential to flourish in a career in medicine. It strongly emphasizes the development of the study skills that will be necessary for success in your undergraduate studies and beyond. After completion of the foundation programme with us, you will gain the necessary understanding of key concepts within the field of medicine; you will develop personally and professionally, build your confidence and resilience and - last but not least – you will meet the academic level to study further to become a medical practitioner.

Compulsory Modules Include:  English for academic purposes, developing English language skills, advanced English language skills, study and communication skills, culture studies, foundation Mathematics. Additional laboratory projects and interview techniques classes will be covered during the programme.

This is a fantastic opportunity for students who want to study aboard in a safe, peaceful environment. Direct English is the perfect choice. Here students can prepare themselves for further studies at a chosen university or institute; they will get all the benefits of a specially tailored course, and also a great support team to assist them with their progression onto a degree course. The syllabus is designed in such a way that students can get familiar with and meet the academic standards successfully.

Foundation Programmes
Programme Title: International Foundation Year – Health Sciences
Course Duration: Academic Year (Full Time)
Stream: Medicine
Start dates: January / September

Entry Requirements:

  • Signed Application Form
  • High School Certificate
  • Minimum IELTS score 5.0 or above – or equivalent
Dentistry

This programme covers all the aspects students need to start their journey towards being medical (dental) practitioners. Regardless of their chosen career, the skills and aptitudes learnt will be valuable assets. Students will be closely guided and supported throughout the programme by our dedicated staff and advisers to ensure their learning experience at Direct English is rewarding.

Different pathways are tailored to meet students’ academic needs required in pursuing their career path in dentistry. On average, students have approx. 22-28 hours of lessons per week, and are expected to supplement this with 10-15 hours of private study. Additional classes such as writing, advanced vocabulary and grammar workshops will be provided. We aim to make the transition from college to University as smooth as possible so our students feel prepared for the challenges ahead.

Foundation Programmes
Programme Title: International Foundation Year – Health Sciences
Course Duration: Academic Year (Full Time)
Stream: Dentistry
Start dates: January / September

Entry Requirements:

  • Signed Application Form
  • High School Certificate
PHARMACY

Teaching and assessments methods are designed to help students transition to higher degree level study and become familiar with the types of learning and assessments typically employed on pharmacy undergraduate degree programmes.

The course content is structured accordingly so that students can gradually begin to specialize in their subject area related to pharmaceutical sciences. We teach the fundamentals in the first place and add modules selected by students. Pharmacists work in a variety of settings – community pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and within the pharmaceutical industry, to name just a few.Whether continuing in further education or entering the job market, our students will call upon the skills they have gained from Direct English for years.

Foundation Programmes
Programme Title: International Foundation Year – Health Sciences
Course Duration: Academic Year (Full Time)
Stream: Pharmacy
Start dates: January / September

Entry Requirements:

  • Signed Application Form
  • High School Certificate
  • Minimum IELTS score 5.0 or above – or equivalent.
NURSING

The knowledge and skills gained in this program will prepare you for a degree programme in nursing. The programme is delivered over 30 weeks using a blended learning approach. It aims to provide you with understanding of the basic concepts of the nursing healthcare profession. It also develops your skills and knowledge to prepare you for successful progression onto a degree programme.

You will explore important aspects of values, ethics, research, physiology and social policy related to professional nursing. It gives a solid theoretical and practical base to the understanding and development of nursing care - a core grounding in clinical practice and education in nursing. It is a pathway for future nurses to evolve and fulfill their potential.

Foundation Programmes
Programme Title: International Foundation Year – Health Sciences
Course Duration: Academic Year (Full Time)
Stream:  Nursing
Start dates: January / September

Entry Requirements:

  • Signed Application Form
  • High School Certificate
  • Minimum IELTS score 5.0 or above – or equivalent.