Full Time Medical Science BTEC Diploma Level 3

In Sketty

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Description

  • Typology

    BTEC

  • Location

    Sketty (Wales)

Description

Course content. The Level 3 Diploma has 12 units. Specialist Medical Science units are taken in year one and two. It is possible to take a Forensic Science Diploma by choosing specialist forensic units. Students taking the Diploma are expected to study the Welsh Baccalaureate. The units are still to be finalised, but based on previous years these are typical options:

Facilities

Location

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Sketty (Swansea)
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Tycoch Road, SA2 9EB

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To take into account

Five C grades at GCSE overall, including GCSE Science. High grades in Maths and English are desirable. A very high level of commitment and initiative are necessary to complete assignments and extend knowledge through research.

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Course programme


Medical Science BTEC Diploma (Level 3)
Course content
The Level 3 Diploma has 12 units. Specialist Medical Science units are taken in year one and two. It is possible to take a Forensic Science Diploma by choosing specialist forensic units. Students taking the Diploma are expected to study the Welsh Baccalaureate.
The units are still to be finalised, but based on previous years these are typical options:
  • Fundamentals of Science
  • Working in the Science Industry
  • Scientific Practical Techniques
  • Perceptions of Science
  • Application of Numbers for Science Technicians
  • Mathematics for Science Technicians
  • Using Science in the Workplace
  • Medical Physics Techniques
  • Scientific Investigation
  • Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction
  • Microbiological Techniques
  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering
  • Statistics for Science Technicians
  • Informatics

Each unit is taught by a specialist lecturer. Assignments are set regularly and marks are posted online. Students progress is overseen by their personal tutor and by the course team as a whole.
Level 3 BTEC qualifications are A Level standard qualifications and attract the same UCAS points.
The Level 3 BTEC Diploma is equivalent to two A-levels. The Level 3 Diploma was formerly called the -National Certificate.
Level 3 BTECs, equivalent to one or three A-levels, are also available. See the details for the Extended Diploma and the Subsidiary Diploma.
Duration
The Diploma normally takes two years but a one-year -fast-track Diploma option is possible.
Qualifications gained
BTECs are graded on a Pass/Merit/Distinction scale. Pass is equivalent to E grade A Level. Merit is C grade and Distinction is A grade.
For the Diploma, multiple grades are awarded. The best Diploma score is DD " two distictions, equal to two A grade A Levels.
Assessment
Assessment is entirely through coursework, which takes the form of essays, practical reports, presentations, minuted discussions etc. Most units have four assignments, which are divided into separate tasks " each with a deadline.

Progression
This is an ideal course for progression to Higher Education. Past students are studying for degrees in Medical Genetics, Biology, Paramedic Training, Forensic Science, Dental Technology, Criminology and Biochemistry.

Course Location
Tycoch Campus
Attendance
Full Time
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Full Time Medical Science BTEC Diploma Level 3

Price on request