Course Details

Developed in conjunction with universities and clinics this course provides an engaging context led approach to the development of scientific and medical knowledge and skills, plus enables learners to understand and assess real-world medical problems and challenges. By placing emphasis on the development of good practical skills, students will learn how to monitor human health and disease within the modern healthcare industry. -Equivalent to a full A Level with the same UCAS points attached -Fully regulated by OFQUAL -Suitable to study alongside other A Level subjects, both Science and non Science, such as A Levels in Psychology, Sociology, P.E and many more

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include maths and English. Grade 5 in two individual sciences to include biology or 55 in combined science.

Career options

Suitable for a career in the healthcare industry. This course can be studied alongside 2 A levels for progression to University courses such as: Nursing; paramedic science; sports science/

L3 Certificate in Medical Science

Five highlights

  • 1 Supportive and innovative teachers
  • 2 Links to relevant work experience
  • 3 Teachers with industry experience
  • 4 Well equipped laboratories
  • 5 Access to additional activities such as CREST awards and STEM activities

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 02.09.2019
  • WJE L3 Certificate in Medical Science

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Course code Location Course length Start date
SCI077CD1A Chichester Campus 1 Year 02.09.2019

What you need to know

What will I study?

You will study a range of modules aimed at progression into healthcare professions. In "Human Health and Disease" you will develop your understanding of how human body systems function. From molecules and cells, to whole systems such as the respiratory, digestive and cardiovascular systems, you will study their normal functioning as well how disease and lifestyle choices can have an impact; In "Physiological Measurement Techniques" you will investigate physiological measurements used to assess the function of major body systems. You will develop practical experience of carrying out some of these measurements as well as being able to evaluate their use in a health care setting. "Medical Science Research Methods" develops knowledge and understanding of planning, conducting and reporting of research in medical sciences. It will develop your skills in drawing meaningful inferences from research data. In the second year you will complete the full diploma by studying: Medicines and Treatments of disease; Clinical Laboratory Techniques; and, Medical Case Study.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by a combination of theory and practical lessons in fully stocked laboratories. Where relevant you will carry out physiological measurements and lab tests such as those carried out in hospitals.

How will I be assessed?

Ths qualification is assessed through 50% coursework and 50% exam. In the first year you will have two coursework modules and one exam module (Human health and disease). In the second year the Medical Case Study module is examined.

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