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Applied Science (Medical Science) BTEC Level 3 at Tresham College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

This exciting course takes you from general science and maths principles to specialist Medical Science units. The programme includes biomedical science techniques; clinical psychology; human physiology; medical physics techniques.

Course content

The six core units include: fundamentals of science; working in the science industry; scientific investigation; scientific practical techniques; perceptions of science and using mathematical tools in science. Specialist units include: biomedical science techniques; diseases an infections; human physiology; scientific investigation; medical physics techniques; genetics and genetic engineering; biochemical techniques.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or above including maths and science.


Your main course has no written end of year exam. Each unit has a number of assignments that will build up in a portfolio of coursework evidence to combine to give an overall grade which yields UCAS points.

Financial information

You will be required to purchase a BTEC Level 3 Applied Science Textbook for approx. £30. You will also require a scientific calculator and stationery. A USB drive will be needed to save your coursework as a backup.

Future opportunities

This course is equivalent to three A-levels. You will be able to progress to full degree courses in Medical or Forensic Sciences; Nursing; Audiology; Biomedical and Microbiological Science; Psychology; Pharmaceutical sciences; Paramedic science and Nutrition.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tresham College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2016
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    • Our brand new £36m Corby Campus continues to offer a range of vocational programmes training learners for employment in a number of specialist fields, including Construction, Catering, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and Engineering. In September 2011 new provision was introduced in Sport, Public Services, Computing, Business, Care and Early Years as well as a number of new Higher Education programmes.

      For the trades, Corby campus has a number of specialist engineering and construction workshops providing realistic working conditions with the most up to date equipment available for our learners. New technology includes a dedicated suite for AutoCAD training.

      The modern building includes dedicated learning pods for each of the different subject areas equipped with learning resources and computer facilities. A 3G astroturf similar to the one at the college's Kettering campus will also be utilised by the Sports and Public Services provision and will be available for hire by local orgainsations and sports teams.

      A state of the art fitness suite provides relevant training for sports science and fitness instructors and will open to learners and staff at the campus. Supported Learning Programmes are able to utilise the most up to date sensory equipment and aids to encourage independant living.

      The Skills for Life Workshop has now moved to the new campus for individuals to improve their basic Maths and English skills and English classes for speakers of other languages.

      Tresham Studios, the college's brand new hair and beauty salons in the Corby campus, offer an extensive range of hair, beauty and complimentary treatments at very competitive prices within realisitic working environments for learners to gain vital work experience. Daytime and evening appointments are available during term time.

      The Manor restaurant is Tresham's prestigious new training restaurant located in the beautiful historic Manor House building, just a short walk away from the new Corby campus. The fully licensed Manor Restaurant will be open to the public for morning coffee, lunch and evening meals. Speciality dinners and theme nights also take place throughout the year.