WJEC Level 3 Medical Science
Why study this subject?
Medical Science is taught by a team of dedicated and highly qualified biology teachers. We offer a supportive and encouraging environment to let you achieve to the best of your ability.
The WJEC Level 3 Medical Science is different from A Level courses offered at Greenhead because the emphasis is just as much about developing your skills as it is about gaining knowledge. Equivalent to a full A Level, graded A* – E, and awarded the same UCAS points, this course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to enter careers in the Applied Science and Healthcare sectors.
Medical Science is the science of dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of diseases. This new Level 3 Diploma in Medical Science is for students 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.
Topics You will cover
You will study the following 6 units to complete the diploma:
- Human health and disease (Exam)
- Physiological measurement techniques (Internal Assignment)
- Medical Science research methods (Internal Assessment)
- Medicines and treatment of disease (Internal Assessment)
- Clinical laboratory techniques (External Task)
- Medical case study (External Exam)
A significant proportion of career opportunities in this sector are at degree level. When supported by other appropriate qualifications, the Level 3 Diploma in Medical Science will enable progression to higher education to a range of Applied Science programmes, such as biomedical science, life sciences, and physiology.
Grades 4/4 in GCSE Science OR Grade 4 in GCSE Biology.