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Title: Medical Science Extended Diploma Level 3

Medical Science Extended Diploma Level 3

This course is ideal for those who wish to pursue a medically related career. It will provide an applied science qualification in medical science and a vocational introduction to science in industry. It is equivalent to three A-levels.

What will I learn?

This course introduces students to a wide range of skills and knowledge relevant to medical related professions. The full Extended Diploma will include 6 core units and 12 specialist units.

The core units are:

  • Fundamentals of Science
  • Working in the Science Industry
  • Scientific Investigations
  • Scientific Practical Techniques
  • Perceptions of Science
  • Using Mathematical Tools in Science

Other units may include:

  • Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques
  • Biomedical Science Techniques
  • Microbiological Techniques
  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Physiological Investigations Diseases and Infections Genetics
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Medical Physics Techniques

The units are taught by a combination of lectures, workshops, practical exercises and independent research study.

How will I be assessed?

You will do a mix of practical coursework, presentations and assignments, and put together a portfolio of your work, with exams in fundamental aspects of science.

What may it lead to?

On successful completion of this course you will be able to progress on to employment in a wide range of science-/medical-related careers or to higher education for a degree or HND in a wide range of courses such as biomedical sciences, microbiology, pharmacy, medical sales, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, dietetics, dental technician, optometry, paramedic, radiology, research, clinical biochemist and audiology.

Entry requirements

4 Cs or 4s including Level 5 English, Maths and Science or a relevant Full Level 2.

Work experience

You will be expected to undertake two weeks of work experience per year, amounting to 30 hours each year.

Additional information & other costs

You will have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge of the science sector through organised visits to the local NHS hospital, guest speakers and educational trips to places such as the Science Museum and Thorpe Park. There may also be the opportunity to join a science conference with the Royal Institute, held at Disneyland Paris.

Contact us

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Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111