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Applied Science BTEC 90 Credit / Extended Diploma Level 3 at Colchester Institute

Course description

The Applied Science programme will build and develop the necessary skills, techniques and attitudes to begin a successful professional career or move on to Higher Education.

The focus of this qualification is to provide students with the opportunity to specialise in medical science, and specific areas within this, such as human physiology and scientific techniques in various fields. Delivery of the course will be through the use of a mixture of theory and practical work. In addition to your main programme, you will study English and maths. Depending on your grades on entry, you will study either Functional Skills or GCSEs English and maths (one per year).

Course content

Applied Science core units include:

  • Fundamentals of Science
  • Scientific Investigations
  • Working in the Science Industry
  • Scientific Practical Techniques

Specialist units include:

  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Using Mathematics in Science
  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering
  • Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques
  • Microbiological Techniques
  • Statistics

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of 5 GCSEs (grades A*- C) including English, maths and science

Future opportunities

On completion of this programme students will be equipped to enter employment as a science technician or for university courses in related subjects. Ideal career pathways include technical work such as nursing, medical laboratory analysis, biomedical science, forensic science, research and education.

Successful students may progress to the Extended Diploma in Applied Science.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colchester Institute directly.

Last updated date: 01 March 2016

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