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BTEC Biomedical Science Level 3 at Kirkby College

Course description

This is an excellent opportunity to develop Level 3 Science skills across the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. This two year course will enable you to gain a good understanding of the industrial application of Science and professional roles of scientists in the world of work.

A BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma is a practical course. You achieve modules by completing assignments and some time-constrained assessments. The assignments combine practical work, individual research and taught theory, and are based on realistic situations.

Course content

Course Content

Modules include-

  • Cells, Exchange and Transport
  • Molecules, Biodiversity, Food and Health
  • Communication, Homeostasis and Energy
  • Control, Genomes and Environment

Course Units

  • Fundamentals of Science
  • Working in the Science industry
  • Scientific practical techniques
  • Diseases and Infections
  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Biomedical Science Techniques
  • Genetic Engineering



100% coursework over 2 years. The course comprises of a number of assessments, by completing these you will attain a grade of pass, merit or distinction based on how well you perform.

Future opportunities

By studying Level 3 Biomedical Science this allows you to study a range of Science based courses at university and will allow you to gain further vocational training for jobs such as lab technician. Biomedical scientists can work in healthcare to diagnose disease and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment through the analysis of fluids and tissue samples from patients.

They provide the 'engine room' of modern medicine with 70% of diagnoses based on the pathology results provided by laboratory services. With biomedical scientists handling an estimated 150 million samples in the UK, every person at some point in their lives will have benefited from their services.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kirkby College directly.

Last updated date: 07 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years