The Diploma in Medical Science is equivalent to one A Level. The course deals with the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of diseases. Learners will acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills in key scientific principles to support progress to higher education or employment in areas such as physiological sciences or clinical laboratory services. The qualification covers health, physiology, pharmacology, physiological measurement, clinical testing 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. This Diploma will enable progression to higher education to a range of Applied Science programmes, such as biomedical science, life sciences, and physiology.
Medical Science – Entry requirements: 6 GCSEs A* – C including CC Double Science or Biology (separate science), Mathematics and English Language. A Merit at BTEC Level 2 Applied Science is also accepted.