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Science (Applied) BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Cardinal Newman Catholic School ~ A Specialist Arts and Community College

Course description

Are you interested in studying science in the context of practical uses and implications in the field of Medicine? This course offers a mixture of handson work, industry visits and study in the theory of medical science. It will allow you to progress to a wide range of advanced degrees, particularly in the vocational sector. It is equivalent to one GCE A Level. This is a workrelated course where students carry out predominantly assignment based or practical work to produce their own portfolios. Students will study Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 4 in year 1 and and Unit 11, Unit 12 and Unit 43 in year 2.

Course content

UNIT 1: SCIENTIFIC PRACTICAL TECHNIQUES
The aim of this unit is to enable learners to develop the practical techniques necessary to pursue a career as a laboratory technician. Learners will investigate the quantities necessary in chemical reactions, the structure and functions of cells, the calorific value of different fuels and develop skills in communicating scientific information.

UNIT 2: FUNDAMENTALS OF SCIENCE
The aim of this unit is to enable learners to gain the knowledge and skills that an employee in the science industry needs to be an effective, efficient and safe member of a team. Learners will know communication practices, how laboratories are designed, how information is stored in laboratory information management (LIMS) and how to work safely in a scientific workplace.

UNIT 4: WORKING IN THE SCIENCE INDUSTRY
The aim of this unit is to enable learners to use a range of practical techniques used in science such as the analysis of substances, the separation of substances and the use of instruments/sensors. The variety of techniques in the content allows the unit to be tailored to reflect the focus of different areas of study, eg forensic science, biology, chemistry, physics, electronics and environmental science.

UNIT 11: PHYSIOLOGY OF THE HUMAN BODY
The aim of this unit is to enable learners to investigate some of the organ systems of the human body and how they work together. Learners will have an opportunity to use appropriate tests to investigate the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic systems and the organisation of cells and tissues.

UNIT 12: MICROBIOLOGY AND DISEASE
The aim of this unit is to enable learners to understand of the physiology human regulation and reproduction. Learners will cover the regulation of body fluids, how the nervous system functions, homeostasis and the human reproductive system.

UNIT 43: PHYSIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION
This unit aims to develop understanding of how different types of diseases and infections develop and spread, and what makes some of them fatal. Learners will investigate how these diseases and infections have an impact on people, society and the environment and how they can be treated and cured.

Entry requirements

The entry requirement is that a student must have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C.

Future opportunities

This course provides a basis for progression into higher education and degree courses such as nursing, forensic science, sports therapy, pharmaceutical science and biological life sciences and many others. The course also provides the appropriate background into employment with possible career-related further qualification. The pathways taken could be aligned to medical, forensic or industrial career options.

Further information

joe.coughlan@cardinalnewman.coventry.sch.uk

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cardinal Newman Catholic School ~ A Specialist Arts and Community College directly.

Last updated date: 21 December 2016
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