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Medical Science covers the science of maintaining health and the prevention and treatment of diseases. It is specifically aimed at students interested in careers in healthcare and medical research.

The qualification covers the key topics of health, physiology and disease as well as physiological measurement and medical research. Medical scientists are at the forefront of healthcare - vital in the diagnosis of disease, effectiveness of treatments and searching for new cures.

Assessment

Assessment is part internal assessment and part external assessed exams. (Across the two years, 50% internal and 50% external assessment).

Entry Requirements

Grade 5/5 in GCSE Science Double Award or Biology/Chemistry/Physics plus a Grade 5 in English Language & Grade 4 in GCSE Maths.

Content

Year 1

  • Human health and disease
  • Physiological measurement techniques
  • Medical Science research method

Year 2

  • Medicines and treatment of disease
  • Clinical laboratory technique
  • Medical case study

Outcome/Progression

Applied Science programmes, such as biomedical science, life sciences, and physiology. This course is also a viable route for vocational health courses such as: nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and more.

Please note this course is not suitable if you want to study for a degree in Medicine. You must study Biology and Chemistry A level to do this.

Inspirational Links

Physiotherapy – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/physiotherapy/

Microbiology Society – https://microbiologysociety.org/

Royal Institute of Biology – https://www.rsb.org.uk/

Course Information

Level

Level 3 Certificate

Course Work

Exams

50%