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Applied Science (Medical) Level 3 Diploma at Suffolk One

Course description

If you have an enjoyment of GCSE Science and have ambitions to learn more about the physiology of the human body, microbiological techniques, the development of drugs in the pharmaceutical industry then you will enjoy Applied Science (Medical).

A BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma is a work-related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you develop the skills you need to start or progress a career. Valued by employers and universities, they offer a clear route into employment or higher education. It is equivalent to one A-Level.

Course content

You will study 3 mandatory units and 6 specialist units (the examples provided below are subject to change)

Assessment consists of internally assessed assignments for each individual unit

Teaching Units





Fundamentals of Science



Working in the Science Industry



Scientific Practical Techniques


Suggested Specialist units

Biochemistry and Biomedical Techniques


Suggested Specialist units

Microbiological Techniques


Suggested Specialist units

Clinical Psychology


Suggested Specialist units

Diseases and Infections


Suggested Specialist units

Physiology of Human Regulation and reproduction


Suggested Specialist units

Biomedical Science Techniques

Entry requirements

5 GCSE A*-C to include English, Maths and a C in Science.

Future opportunities

Applied Science BTEC can be your entrance for a wide range of employment areas and higher education courses. This includes, working in a hospital as a medical physics technician supporting the use of X-ray and other imaging/scanning equipment, working in a research lab in the development of new drugs or working as a quality control technician/analyst.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Suffolk One directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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