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Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Medical Science)

Full Time

Course Overview

Course Content

This course is designed to give students a recognised qualification in medical science, providing the knowledge, skills and understanding required for higher education or employment in a scientific environment. It is equivalent to three full A Levels and contains a large amount of practical work related to medical sciences.

You will receive instruction, guidance and encouragement to practise and develop the skills necessary to achieve the award. The course covers a wide range of subjects including:

Core units:

  • Fundamentals of Science
  • Working in a Science Based Industry
  • Practical Laboratory Skills
  • Maths for Scientists
  • Statistics for Scientists
  • Practical Science Investigation
  • Perceptions of Science


Specialist units:

  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction
  • Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques
  • Microbiology
  • Chemistry for Biology Technicians
  • Genetics
  • Practical Chemical Analysis
  • Biomedical Science Techniques
  • Chemical Laboratory Techniques
  • Physiological Investigations
  • Diseases and Infections
  • Clinical Psychology

Entry Requirement

5 GCSEs grade A*- C, including English, Maths and Science or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science at Merit level or above.


The course is continuously assessed by practical and written assignments and tests to demonstrate competence.

Where does this course lead to

This course is a recognised route into employment or an apprenticeship, or a degree in any of the following subjects - Biomedical Science, Human Biology, Human Physiology, Pharmaceutical Science, Healthcare Science, Medical Genetics, Medical Biochemistry, Medical Microbiology or Infectious Diseases.

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Course Outline

Course Code: HF42
Study Mode: Full Time
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 10/09/2018
Duration: 2 Years
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