The Level 3 Applied Certificate/Diploma in Medical Science is about how we maintain health and the prevention and treatment of diseases. Medical scientists are at the forefront of healthcare services, as they are vital in the diagnosis of disease, determining the effectiveness of treatments and searching for new cures. These qualifications provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills in key scientific principles to support progress to higher education or employment in areas of Medical science.
Minimum of 5 GCSE’s Grades A-C, including at least a C in Mathematics, English and Science
YEAR 1 Unit 1: Human health and disease: This unit develops knowledge and understanding of human anatomy and physiology. You 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.
Unit 1 is an exam which makes up 25 % of the diploma qualification. Unit 2 is a non-exam assessment task which makes up 12.5% of the diploma qualification. This is marked by your teacher. Unit 3 is a non-exam assessment task which makes up 12.5% of the diploma qualification. This is marked by your teacher. Unit 4 is a non-exam assessment task which makes up 25% of the diploma qualification. This is marked by your teacher. Unit 5 is a non-exam assessment task which makes up 12.5% of the diploma qualification. This is marked by WJEC. Unit 6 is an exam which makes up 12.5 % of the diploma qualification.
This qualification equips you with scientific knowledge and understanding, as well as practical skills that would support progression to a range of job roles within health care. Job roles such as those within the areas of life sciences, i.e. carrying out a range of laboratory and scientific tests to support the diagnosis and treatment of disease, this could include microscopic examination of tissue samples, analysis of blood cells to investigate anaemia or analysis of samples to identify the cause of an infection.
04 September 2023 - 31 July 2024
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