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Qualification name Certificate in Medical Science
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation WJEC (Formerly Welsh Joint Education Committee)
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 5th September 2024
Cost £0.00
Cost description N/A
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

Medical Science covers the science of maintaining health and the prevention and treatment of diseases. It is specifically aimed at students interested in careers in healthcare and medical research.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

Grade 5/5 in GCSE Science Double Award or Biology/Chemistry/Physics plus a Grade 5 in English Language & Grade 4 in GCSE Maths.

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Year 1: Human health and disease, physiological measurement techniques, Medical Science research method. Year 2: Medicines and treatment of disease, Clinical laboratory technique,Medical case study.

Understand how the course will be delivered.

The qualification covers the key topics of health, physiology and disease as well as physiological measurement and medical research. Medical scientists are at the forefront of healthcare - vital in the diagnosis of disease, effectiveness of treatments and searching for new cures.

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Assessment is part internal assessment and part external assessed exams. (Across the two years, 50% internal and 50% external assessment).

Applied Science programmes, such as biomedical science, life sciences, and physiology. This course is also a viable route for vocational health courses such as: nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and more. Please note this course is not suitable if you want to study for a degree in Medicine. You must study Biology and Chemistry A level to do this.

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Name East Norfolk Sixth Form College
Address Church Lane
Great Yarmouth
NR31 7BQ
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Phone 01493 662234
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