Programme And Module Handbook
Programme Specification

Date Specification Approved 24/10/2019
College Corporate Services
School Academic Services
Department Birmingham International Acad
Partner College and School
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title Foundation Certificate Foundation Pathways in Medical, Life and Geosciences Other full-time.
Programme Code 094E
Delivery Location Dubai
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 7 Months
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme The aim of the Foundation Year is to provide an entry route to our degree programmes for students who do not have the traditional requirements for direct entry to first year. Typically this will be students from a 12-year education system; or students that have not studied the correct combination of subjects. Successful completion of the foundation year allows direct entry into year 1 of an appropriate degree programme, subject to the student meeting subject specific progression criteria
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
How to form sentences accurately using correctly spelt academic vocabulary. How to Link ideas in a coherent manner. How to use appropriate paragraph structure. How to make use of simple argumentative structures, such as weighing up pros and cons
Subject-specific academic vocabulary and grammatical accuracy. Referencing conventions
Fundamental biological concepts
Basic Biology
Basic mathematical techniques
Fundamental Psychology Concepts
Basic Cognitive Psychology
Basic Social Psychology
History, Culture, Society and Economy in the UAE
Small Group Teaching
Laboratory Classes
Problem classes
Laboratory work
Group work
Group discussions
Speaking Test
Listening Tests
Class Tests
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Academic listening and speaking skills
Oral communication
Written communication
Critical thinking & problem solving
Time management
Cross-culture awareness
Small Group Work
Oral presentations & Small group discussions
Presentations, laboratory reports and essays
Laboratory Classes & Poster Presentations
Problem classes & Laboratory Classes
In-course assessments and examination
Inherent parts of a International Course
Problem classes
Lectures and problem classes.
In Course Tests; Course Work; Laboratory Reports, Course Work & Examinations