Medical Science Level 3 Applied Diploma (equivalent to one A Level)

Medical Science Level 3 Applied Diploma (equivalent to one A Level)

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Brockenhurst College - Main Site

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Course introduction

You can expand your knowledge about maintaining health and preventing and treating diseases, as well as learn new practical skills, by selecting this learning opportunity.

Medical Science is designed to further your scientific understanding while following a curriculum with a clear medical emphasis.

You will learn through a variety of teaching methods in specialist laboratories. These methods include theory lectures, demonstrations and practical tasks that will equip you with a range of skills.

The key topic areas will be health, physiology and disease. There are also opportunities to study related areas such as pharmacology, physiological measurement, clinical testing and medical research.

Why choose
Medical Science Level 3 Applied Diploma (equivalent to one A Level)?

At Brock we have invested heavily in the sciences by upgrading our science labs to deliver an even better learning experience.

We also run a Vets and Medics Enrichment, which is aimed primarily at assisting students who wish to pursue a career in veterinary science, medicine or a healthcare profession.

Teaching & learning

You will learn through a variety of teaching methods within specialist laboratories.

These methods include theory lessons, demonstrations, and practical tasks that are conducted both individually and in small groups.

You will also have the opportunity to attend trips to professional laboratories and forensic exhibitions such as the Wellcome collection.

Information & support

Please note that Medical Science and Biology cannot be studied together.

Minimum entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above with a minimum average GCSE score of 4.0, including:
•    Maths
•    English Language
•    Science 5/5 or separate sciences grade 5,5

Course structure

As a student you will:

  • Explore scientific principles and applications to build a solid foundation for future studies in medical sciences.
  • Gain a wealth of practical lab experience that will prepare you for higher-level study and work.
  • Remain up-to-date with scientific advances by researching the latest applications for scientific theory.
  • Acquire analytical skills for evaluating experiment results, giving you broader insights into why and how changes occur.
  • Master practical scientific procedures and techniques to gain the experience required for careers in medical science.

What can I do with this qualification?

If you choose to study this course alongside other science subjects, you can establish a strong academic background for studying science at university.

With this qualification you can aim for employment in areas of medical science such as the physiological sciences or clinical laboratory services. It can also form a useful foundation for a career in one of the public services such as the Police or Fire Service as well as careers in Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Science. 

Dates & Locations





LocationBrockenhurst College - Main Site

Date & time 27/06/2024 to 31/07/2025

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