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Health and Medical Pathway at Career 6

Choosing this pathway will help start your career plans within the medical, health and caring professions. Students from this pathway have progressed on to university to study subjects nursing, biomedical sciences and radiography.

We are the only local college to offer this Medical Science qualification and you will taught by experts from these professions. This course brings together knowledge and understanding with practical and technical skills. This is achieved through you performing scientific investigations and specialised workshops in our state-of-the-art laboratories and using the dedicated facilities used on our nursing degree programmes. You will have the chance to study options including Physiology of Human Body Systems, Regulation and Reproduction and Biological Molecules and Metabolic Pathways and Genetics and Genetic Engineering. You will be supported throughout your time with us to realise your potential with individual and expert support and undertake additional qualifications around advances in this field such as CRISPR. You will see how your subjects link to your career plans through visits to local universities. our capital experience visit to London to look visit museums exhibitions to understand the human body and even the chance to International Red Cross in Geneva and see the cutting-edge research taking place at CERN.

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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, Maths and Sciences. There is a strong mathematical requirement within Science, so we do recommend a grade 5 in Maths.

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 laboratories. The course contains a mixture of biology, chemistry and physics content at Level 3 with some mathematical elements. Units studied include applications of organic chemistry, physiology of human body systems, science investigation skills and laboratory techniques. 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 students 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.