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Applied Medical Science (L3) BTEC Extended Diploma at Stanmore College

Course description

This course is intended for anyone wishing to enter a career in science, and deepens the learner's experience in preparation for the world of work. It is equivalent to 3 'A' levels.This is a two year full time course. 

Course content

Students need to complete 18 units (9 in each year), to gain their BTEC National Diploma award. 6 units are core units which all students take. They introduce fundamentals of science, working in the science industry, scientific investigation and practical techniques and perceptions of science.Students will also study a range of 12 other units that include:

  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Biochemical techniques
  • Genetics and genetic engineering
  • Medical physics techniques
  • Biomedical science techniques
  • Medical instrumentation
  • Practical chemical Analysis
  • Perceptions of Science

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English, Maths and Science.

Are there any additional requirements?
Materials: 35 towards the cost of textbooks plus visits, etc. 


Continuous portfolio-based assessment covering a variety of scientific investigations.

Future opportunities

Progression could be into employment where professional body examinations or NVQ's may be taken, or students could continue to higher education programmes in this area.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 June 2016
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