The Health and Medicine Pathway at Career 6

The health and medicine pathway has been developed for students who are interested in careers related to healthcare and medical research.

Its main purpose is to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills in key scientific principles to support progress to university or employment in areas of medical science, such as job roles in physiological sciences or clinical laboratory services. You will study the key topic areas of health, psychology and disease, as well as having the opportunity to study the areas of pharmacology, physiological measurement, clinical testing and medical research.

The Health and Medical pathway equips you with scientific knowledge and understanding, as well as the practical skills that will support your progression to a range of job roles within healthcare and physiological sciences. This pathway will help you progress on to university to study degrees in subjects including medicine, radiography or biomedical sciences.

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Entry Criteria

We recommend that you have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above. These must include a grade 4 in English Language and grade 5 in Maths and Sciences.

What will I study?

Applied Science provides the opportunity to apply your scientific learning and knowledge to practical and industry-based scenarios. You will be assessed on the application of your learning to real-world situations. The Applied Science course offers a practical, hands-on approach to science with lots of opportunities to carry out experimental work in our art laboratories. Each unit is tailored to give you the skills you need to succeed at university and within the science industry.

What can I do with my Science qualification?

There are a wide range of progression opportunities that you can pursue after completing this course. You could choose to progress to higher education to study a science-related degree course such as Nursing or Radiography.

What will I study?

Medical Science is the science of dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of diseases. The Level 3 Diploma in Medical Science is for learners who are interested in careers related to healthcare and medical research. Medical scientists are at the forefront of the healthcare service as they are vital in the diagnosis of disease, determining the effectiveness of treatments and searching for new cures. The qualification covers the key topic areas of health, physiology and disease, as well as providing the opportunity to study the areas of pharmacology, physiological measurement, clinical testing and medical research.

What can I do with my Medical Studies qualification?

The main purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills in key scientific principles to support progression into higher education within medicine, nursing or radiography. It also allows learners to move into employment in areas of Medical Science, such as job roles in Physiological Sciences or Clinical Laboratory Services.