BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma/Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Medical)

Overview

This course aims to develop an appreciation of the competencies, skills and knowledge required for higher education and employment in Science-based careers. It is designed to give you a detailed understanding of medical science and the application of science to real situations in the workplace.    

Progression

This qualification (which is the equivalent to three A Levels) will provide students with the opportunity to specialise in Medical Science and specific areas within this, such as Human Physiology and Medical Science techniques in various fields. Students could progress on to medically related degree courses such as Biomedical Sciences, Genetics and Radiography or careers in laboratory-based industries.

Course Content

Students will study a range of units on the BTEC programme covering all of the core sciences and specialising in the medical application of each discipline. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to complete practical investigations and experiments, as well as develop their research and independent study skills.

The units studied on this course include:

  • Fundamentals of Science
  • Working in the Science Industry
  • Scientific Practical Techniques
  • Perceptions of Science
  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques
  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering

 

Educational Experiences

Course Specific Trips & Visits

The College runs a number of educational experiences each year to enable students to contextualise their learning. These experiences include trips and presentations by visiting speakers.

Assessment

100% Coursework

The exam board for this course is Pearson EDEXCEL.

Entry Requirements

4 grades A* - C at GCSE plus GCSE Grade C/4 or above in Core Science, Additional Science and Mathematics (a Merit or higher at BTEC Level 2 Diploma in the same subject is accepted as part of the 4 A* - C GCSEs).

How to Apply

Applications for entry September 2017

The application form for the academic year 2017-2018 is available to download here.

Students should return their completed forms directly to Coulsdon College, NOT their schools. All applications will be considered according to the College's Admissions Policy Admissions Policy.

Please see the Admissions timetable for information about the College’s enrolment process.

Download Course Leaflet

Download the BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma/Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Medical) information leaflet.

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