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Applied Science (Medical Science) BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma at Worthing College

Course description

This practical, work-related course allows you to study aspects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics to advanced level. You will complete practical and theoretical assessments that are based on some topics that are linked to medical science. You look at development of scientific knowledge, science in the media and ethical issues. There is also the opportunity for a work experience element.

Course content

  • Fundamentals of science.
  • Working in the science industry.
  • Scientific investigations.
  • Scientific practical techniques.
  • Perceptions of science.
  • Using mathematical tools in science.

There are six more units in the second year, covering more aspects of biology, chemistry and physics that are applied in medical care.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at A*- C grade (including two grade Cs in GCSE Science or a BTEC First Diploma in Applied Science at Merit grade) and a minimum grade D at Maths GCSE.


All units are assessed as coursework. There are no exams. You complete between four and six tasks in each of the units, then each unit is given a grade. These grades are then added together to give you your final result: pass, merit, distinction or distinction*.

Future opportunities

If you want to enter employment straight away you could work in areas such as a hospital or pharmaceutical laboratory. Alternatively, you my wish to progress to higher or further education or an apprenticeship.

This course is not normally a route into highly competitive areas such as Medicine, Dentistry or Physiotherapy.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 August 2016
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