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Applied Science (Medical Science) BTEC Level 3 at Southport College

Course description

The course aim is to provide an overview of the work and application of science in the medical field. Medical scientists conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. Medical scientists study the causes of diseases and other health problems. The course provides the academic and practical skills required for this role in medical science, with units such as Medical Physics, Chemical Laboratory Techniques and Diseases and Infections. In this course you will study a total of 18 units over two years.

Course content

You will study subject areas including: 
• Working in the Science Industry
• Microbiological Techniques
• Scientific Practical Investigations
• Chemical Laboratory Techniques
• Genetic Engineering
• Diseases and Infection

Entry requirements

Minimum 5 GCSEs at grades A*- C that must include Maths, English and Science at a minimum of grade C 
• Successful interview 
• Satisfactory reference 


You will be continuously assessed in a variety of ways including investigations, practical work, reports, presentations and the creation of a portfolio.

Financial information

Students may purchase a course text book to use for independent study

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the course you may progress to Higher Education to study related courses at University, such as Microbiology, Genetic Engineering, Human Physiology. Further study can lead to a range of science-based careers. You may also choose to progress into Science Technician roles in industry.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 June 2016

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