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Applied Diploma in Medical Science Level 3

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics

What will you be working towards?

Code 2
Qualification Type Course Provider Certificate
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

This qualification deals with the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of diseases.  It is suitable for students looking for careers in healthcare and medical research.

Aims:

  • To acquire knowledge, understanding and skills in key scientific principles to support progress to higher education or employment in areas of medical science, e.g. jobs in physiological science or clinical laboratory services.
  • To become both effective and confident users of technology in order to move onto a more advanced study of medical science or employment.
  • To provide a framework and specific content through which students may address spritual, moral, ethical, social and cultural issues which aims to help the understanding of underlying causes of desease.

Details

There are 6 mandatory units:

Unit 1: Human health & disease - externally assessed via a written exam. (25%)

Unit 2: Physiological measurement techniques - internally marked written assessment (12.5%)

Unit 3: Medical Science research methods - internally marked written assessment (12.5%)

Unit 4: Medicines & treatment of disease - internally marked written assessment (25%)

Unit 5: Clinical laboratory techniques - internally marked written assessment (12.5%)

Unit 6: Medical case study - externally assessed via written exam (12.5%)

How will it be delivered?

The specification uses two types of external assessment:

1. Written examinations for unit 1 and unit 6

2. An externally set and marked, task based assessment for unit 5

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 9-4 grades in GCSE Examinations including English and Maths.

Your next steps...

  • Nursing
  • Healthcare
  • Medical Research
  • Veterinary Studies

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