Applied 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. At Crompton House we believe 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. We have designed a carefully planned, sequenced and relevant curriculum which allows students to understand the purpose of what they are learning, how this relates to the world around them, and how this promotes skills transferable to a wide range of careers.

The Level 3 Applied Diploma in Medical Science is for post 16 learners who have already enjoyed and been successful in science. Typically learners starting this qualification will already have science qualifications at level 2, e.g. GCSEs in science subjects or GCSE Applied Science (Double Award). The schemes of work have a spiral design for understanding. It’s easier for students to develop an understanding of a big idea by multiple interactions with the concepts within the idea. By connecting smaller ideas to more abstract ideas, students will be better prepared to apply these concepts when approaching an unfamiliar topic.

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.
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