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Applied Science (Biomedical) Level 3 Diploma at Cirencester College

Course description

This course offers progression into one of the wide ranging scientific roles within the health profession as alternatives to becoming a doctor.  Who is it that runs the tests to discover disease causing organisms in people?  Who is it that tests your blood to find out if you are anaemic or not? Who is it that reassures you of the safety of the MRI or CAT scanner?

Course content

This course focuses on the practical applications of science and develops an understanding of how science is used in the world.  Students also develop important study and research skills and the ability to analyse and evaluate sources and experimental data.  it can be taken as progression into a career as a technician in science, or to progress into a variety of university courses or apprenticeship where some scientific knowledge and skills are important.

Mandatory units include: Laboratory Techniques and Investigation Skills.  Option units are taken from a wide range including; Biomedical Science, Genetics and Genetic Engineering.  With links to vocational contexts we will be working with companies that are involved with medical imaging, orthopedic implants and other medical related organisations.

Entry requirements

Grade 4 English and grade 5 in Maths.  Grade C in two Science GCSEs or BTEC Level 2 Science Distinction.


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  • Portfolio of evidence

Future opportunities

Students will be provided with the foundational knowledge of science which would help for those pursuing careers such as:  Laboratory Technician, Midwife, Physiotherapist, Sport Scientist, Paramedic; or can lead towards further education such as the Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Applied Sciences.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 January 2017
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