Engineering & Science

Applied Science (Medical) - Level 3

Start Date: 3rd September 2018
Course Code: C01334 FLF1A
QCF/NDAQ: 601/7438/9

  • Further Education
  • Full-time
  • Ballymena (Farm Lodge)

Essentials

Duration: 2 Years Full-time
Start date: 3rd September 2018
End date: 7th June 2019
Information Event: Y


Successful students automatically progress to the second year of the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma.


Course Content

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science (Medical Science) is a one year programme which covers the basics in biological and chemical science.  This programme of study requires the student to complete nine science related units. Units covered in Year 1 include subjects such as human physiology, biomedical science, human diseases and infections and laboratory experimentation and laboratory techniques. 

Students who successfully complete year 1 can automatically progress to the second year of the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science (Medical Science).  This programme of study requires the student to complete nine additional science related units.  Units covered in Year 2 include subjects such as genetics, chemistry, psychology and human physiology and reproduction.  In Year 2 the students have the opportunity to design and conduct a scientific investigation of their choice.  These scientific investigations are entered into a NRC science showcase event with prizes awarded for the most innovative science projects.

Students who undertake the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science qualification will participate in many practical experiments where students become familiar with scientific equipment and biological systems.  This allows the students to observe science in practice and relate scientific theory to many scientific processes.

In Year 2 students who wish to apply to university will be supported in the UCAS application process.  Experienced science tutors and the colleges career support department provide personal statement guidance and career advice.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science (Medical Science) consists of 6 core units and 12 specialist units. Units include:

  • Biomedical Science Techniques
  • Diseases and Infections
  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering
  • Fundamentals of Science
  • Scientific Practical Techniques
  • Scientific Investigations
  • Microbiology
  • Medical Physics
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Perceptions of Science
  • Working in the Science Industry
  • Using Mathematical Tools in Science
  • Using Statistics in Science

If you are accepted onto this course without a Grade C or above in Maths and/or English you will be required to complete the relevant Essential Skills qualifications of Numeracy and Literacy. These along with ICT will form a compulsory part of your timetable.


Special Features

Students with science qualifications have a wide range of possible employment, career and higher education opportunities. Possible routes of progression include university and HE college course such as:

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Radiography
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Pharmacy
  • Paramedic Studies
  • Food Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Agricultural Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Nutrition Studies
  • Sports Science
  • Marine Biology
  • Foundation Degree in Applied and Medical Science (at Northern Regional College)

Applicants should have at least 4 GCSE’s at Grade C or above or other relevant qualifications. A Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Science may also be considered.
 

In circumstances where there are more applications for the course than there are places available, the College reserves the right to select candidates
from those achieving the highest grades


  • Employment (with HNC/D studies)
  • HND (full-time)
  • Foundation Degree/Degree
  • Courses in related subjects

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Contact

Gillian Kay

Essential Skills

All full-time students at the Northern Regional College have the opportunity to improve their English, Maths and IT skills and gain qualifications. The qualification you take will depend on the qualification you already have. If you do not have a grade C or above in GCSE English, Maths or ICT, you MUST do Essential Skills. This will form a compulsory part of your timetable.

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