Medical Science BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3


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This course is ideal for those who wish to pursue a medically related career It will provide an Applied Science qualification in medical Science and provides a vocational introduction to science in industry It is equivalent to 3 'A' Levels

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can you study a degree in pharmacy
Hi Josh Yes. A lot of Universities will accept the BTEC extended Diploma in Medical Science for entry to Pharmacy. Just check the entry requirements for the ...
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what career can you do with this qualification?
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Course programme

What will I learn?

This course introduces students to a wide range of skills and knowledge relevant to medical related professions The full Extended Diploma will include 6 core units and 12 specialist units

The core units are:

  • Fundamentals of science Working in the science Industry
  • Scientific investigations
  • Scientific practical techniques
  • Perceptions of science
  • Using mathematical tools in science

Other units may include:

  • Biochemistry and biochemical techniques
  • Biomedical science techniques
  • Microbiological techniques
  • Physiology of human body systems
  • Physiology of human regulation and reproduction
  • Clinical psychology
  • Physiological Investigations Diseases and infections Genetics
  • Genetic engineering
  • Medical physics techniques

The units are taught by a combination of lectures, workshops, practical exercises and independent research study

How will I be assessed?

Practical coursework and assignments to build a portfolio of work

What may it lead to?

On successful completion of this course you are able to progress onto employment in a wide range of Science/Medical related careers or to Higher Education for a degree or HND in a wide range of courses, such as: Biomedical Sciences, Microbiology, Pharmacy, Medical sales, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Dietetics, Dental Technician, Optometry, Dental Technician, Paramedic, Radiology, Research, Clinical biochemist and Audiology

Entry Requirements

five GCSEs at grade A*- C (including English, Maths & preferably Science at grades BB) or Level 2 in Applied Science at Distinction grade (with Maths & English at grade C or above)

Additional Information & Other Costs

You will have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge of the science sector through organised visits to the local NHS hospital, guest speakers and educational trips to places such as the Science Museum and Thorpe Park There may also be the opportunity to study on a Science Conference with the Royal Institute held at Disneyland Paris

Medical Science BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

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