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Medical Science BTEC at Hinchingbrooke School Academy

Course description

Why Study The Medical Science BTEC Level 3?

This course is ideal for those looking for a medical career. As well as getting a qualification in medical science, you will also be experience how science operates in the workplace. It will provide you with the knowledge, understanding, technical and employability skills to help you find employment in the applied science sector or to give you entry to a wide range of university courses. Practical work will cover a variety of scientific and medical science techniques

Course content

What Does The Course Involve?

You will learn about: the fundamentals of science and working in the industry; scientific investigations;

practical techniques; perceptions of science; and using mathematical tools in science. You may also study: biochemistry and biochemical techniques; microbiological techniques; human physiology; human regulation and reproduction; clinical psychology; diseases and infections; genetics and genetic engineering; and medical physics techniques.

Entry requirements

What Are The Entry Requirements?

Five 4s, including 4 in English and Maths, 4s in Double Science, or a Level 2 Diploma in Science at Merit.


How Will I Be Assessed?

Exam Board: Edexcel. You will do a mix of practical coursework and assignments, and put together a portfolio of your work.

Future opportunities

Leading To A Career In?

This can lead to a science-related job or a degree course in biomedical sciences, microbiology, pharmacy work, medical sales, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, dietetics, dental studies, optometry, paramedics, radiology, research, clinical biochemistry and audiology.

Further information

Head of Department: Mr S Moore ( or 01480 375700 ext 5773)

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 18 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: Ms