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Health and Medical

Choosing this pathway will help start your career plans within the medical, health and caring professions

We are the only local college to offer this Medical Science qualification and you will be 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 visit museum 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.

Students from this pathway have progressed on to university to study nursing, biomedical sciences and radiography.

BTEC Applied Science

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 applied science Qualification?

There is 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 diploma in medical science 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.

What Will I Study?

You will study a whole host of exciting and interesting topics during your course and look at a number of different approaches to psychology including cognitive, behavioural, physiological, social and areas such as relationships, memory, attachment, sleep, clinical psychology and mental health. You will also be given the opportunity for independent research in an area of psychology that interests you.

What Can I Do With My Applied psychology Qualification?

Many psychology students will go on to study for a degree in crime and society. Psychology also links well to any career where you need to understand how people think.

What Will I Study?

Criminology is the study of why individuals commit crimes. By understanding why crimes are committed, we can develop ways to control crime or rehabilitate the criminal. You will develop skills to research policy in practice, assess campaigns for changes in awareness and examine information to review criminal cases.

What Can I Do With My Criminology Qualification?

By studying this qualification students will gain the knowledge to progress and consider employment within some aspects of the criminal justice sector e.g. Probation Service or to university to study for a degree in the crime and society field.