About the subject

Medical Science is the science of dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of diseases. The Level 3 Applied Diploma in Medical Science is for learners who are interested in careers related to healthcare and medical research. 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.

The level 3 Applied Diploma is equivalent in size to one A level.
The qualification covers the key topic areas of health, physiology and disease, as well as providing the opportunity to study the areas of pharmacology, physiological measurement, clinical testing and medical research.

Pre-course reading

Thoroughly review all your notes and any text books you have from GCSE Science, particularly Biology. This will give you a good foundation to your studies on this course.

  • Read about health topics here: https://www.nhs.uk/news/
  • Choose one article and write a report summarizing the details in your own words.
  • Reference with the article title and web link.
  • You will be asked to submit this on MS Teams before the course starts in September.

Meet the tutors

Tracy has a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Science, a PGCE from the University of Sheffield and has been teaching for 30 years.

Tracy said: “Biology has such a diversity of topics, there is always something new and exciting to be discovered and it provides an excellent grounding for learning as it is very factual. Students will learn a variety of transferable skills, including analysis, evaluation and how to apply knowledge.”

Meet the tutors

Rachael has a BSc (Hons) degree in Biomedical Science and a PGCE from The University of Sheffield. She qualified as a teacher in 2006.  Medical Science is the science of dealing with the maintenance of 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.

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