If you want to apply for a practical-based forensic or medical science degree at university, this is the pathway for you! Applied Science qualifications are designed to provide specialist, work-related programmes of study that cover the key knowledge and practical skills required in the science sector. They provide an excellent route to employment in the medical science and health sectors or within organisations that make use of science. This course is suitable for students who have an interest in the applications of Science in the medical and forensic fields. If you are good at problem solving and carrying out practical work, you should enjoy Applied Science (Forensics and Medical).
You would need to gain five GCSEs including grades C or above (grades 5 or above) in English, Maths and Science.
This is an exciting, practical-based course that equips students with a range of scientific skills and introduces them to forensic and medical procedures.
WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?
Applied Science should be studied alongside an A Level chosen from Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Psychology.
In the first year of the Applied Science Diploma, you will study:
• Fundamentals of science
• Working in the science industry
• Scientific practical techniques
• Perceptions of science
• Using mathematical tools in science
• Using statistics in science
• Chemical laboratory techniques.
In year 2, you would study more specialist units and gain an insight into the working worlds of medical science and forensic science, together with:
• Scientific investigations
• Using science in the workplace
• Biochemistry and biochemical techniques
• Genetics and genetic engineering
• Practical chemical analysis
• Medical physics techniques.
Your diploma work will be assessed entirely by assignments and assessed practicals. Your A Level will be assessed by examination.
Students should be aiming to progress on to one of the many different types of degrees dealing with the applications of science and medicine.
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