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.
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:
Other units may include:
The units are taught by a combination of lectures, workshops, practical exercises and independent research study.
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.
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.
4 Cs or 4s including Level 5 English, Maths and Science or a relevant Full Level 2.
You will be expected to undertake two weeks of work experience per year, amounting to 30 hours each year.
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.