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Medical Science

Level 3

Qualification Applied Diploma in Medical Science

Duration 2 years

What will I study?

In your 1st year you will study:

Unit 1: Human Health and Disease
This unit develops knowledge and understanding of human anatomy and physiology. The unit will develop an understanding of the function of organ systems and some problems that can occur in these systems.

Unit 2: Physiological measurement techniques
This unit develops knowledge and understanding about the physiological measurements that can be made to assess the function of major body systems. It relates anatomy and physiology to physiological measurement test results, through an understanding of the principles of the measurement techniques.

Unit 3: Medical Science research methods
This unit develops knowledge and understanding of planning, conducting and reporting of research in medical sciences using a range of methodologies and techniques. It is intended to enable the acquisition of the necessary knowledge and skills to carry out research in order to obtain meaningful information. It also seeks to promote an understanding of the processes involved in drawing meaningful inferences from research data.

 

In your 2nd year what you will study:

Unit 4: Medicines and treatment of disease
This unit develops knowledge and understanding about the science of medicines, and how they work through their interactions with body systems. It also introduces cancer, its relationship to genetics, and the range of therapeutic treatments available.

Unit 5: Clinical Laboratory techniques
This unit develops knowledge and understanding about the clinical laboratory techniques that can be used to assess body functions. It relates knowledge and understanding of human physiology and biochemistry to clinical measurement test results through an understanding of the principles of the measurement techniques.

Unit 6: Medical case study
This unit is the overall synoptic unit for the Diploma qualification. It provides the opportunity for candidates to demonstrate their understanding of the connections between the other five units of this Medical Science qualification.

 

Study Visits

Day trips to hospitals and universities.

 

Cost

No more than £20.

 

Assessment

Unit 1 Human Health & Disease 90 Marks – 1 hr 30 minutes written paper – 25% of total qualification
Unit 2 Physiological Measurement Techniques 1 written assignment internally assessed – 12.5% of total qualification
Unit 3 Medical Science Research Methods 1 written assignment internally assessed – 12.5% of total qualification
Unit 4 Medicines and Treatment of Disease  1 written assignment internally assessed – 25% of total qualification
Unit 5 Clinical Laboratory Techniques  1 written assignment internally assessed – 12.5% of total qualification
Unit 6 Case Study 75 Marks – 1 hr 30 minutes written paper – 12.5% of total qualification

 

Entry Criteria

GCSE Science 4,4 .  Grade 5 in Maths.

 

Useful Supporting Courses

Biology, Health & Social Care, Psychology, Sociology, Chemistry.

 

Careers:

Biomedical Science, Radiography, Ophthalmology, Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic and Epidemiology.