Level 3 Applied Diploma Medical Science
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 in Medical Science is for post 16 learners who have already enjoyed and been successful in science.
Exam Board: Edexcel
Entry Requirements: Eight or more GCSEs at grades 9-5 including a grade 5 in GCSE Biology and Chemistry or 5/5 in GCSE Combined Science, grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics, and grade 5 in GCSE English.
- Understand the function of human physiological systems
- report on human health
- understand how to deal with patients
- be able to carry out and report on physiological measurement testing
- Collect, process, and analyse data
This qualification equips learners with scientific knowledge and understanding, as well as practical skills that would support progression to a range of job roles within health care. Job roles such as those within the areas of life sciences, i.e. carrying out a range of laboratory and scientific tests to support the diagnosis and treatment of disease, this could include microscopic examination of tissue samples, analysis of blood cells to investigate anaemia or analysis of samples to identify the cause of an infection. Alternatively there would also be opportunities to progress to job roles within the physiological sciences, working directly with patients, measuring and evaluating particular organ and systems, such as scientists working in neurophysiology recording the electrical activity in the brain.