Course: Medical Science BTEC

Study Level

Level 3

Course Code

Medical Science BTEC


Sixth Form College


2 Years



“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” Are you going to be the one to discover it? Medical science has proven time and again that when the resources are provided, great progress in the treatment, cure, and prevention of disease can occur . Have you ever wanted to know more about the human body and the way in which systems within the body work together to allow it to function correctly? This course introduces all of these ideas as well as more vocationally linked topics. Medical Science provides an alternative route to University to study a variety of Science or health based degree courses or serves to prepare you for the world of work in the medical industry.

This course is particularly suitable if you are interested in working in the fields of Pathology, Biomedical Science, Mental Health Nursing, Midwifery, Child & Adult nursing. Paramedic Science, Pharmaceuticals. Radiology, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Veterinary Nursing and Laboratory Technicians.

The Medical Science Subsidiary and Diploma can be studied alongside A Levels. Depending on the route you decide, you will study a range of topics including: Physiology of the Human Body (researching structure and function of organs and lymphatic system), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Genetics, Biomedical Science.

What We Add

A range of fun lesson activities, incorporating all individual students styles. Constant feedback and communication, students gaining awareness of how to make progress by self and peer assessment. Students developing the confidence to discuss and participate, students able to reflect and become responsible for own learning, students becoming independent enquirers. Students constantly involved and collaborating in the enhancers to the whole learning process.

Excellent facilities with hi-spec Laboratories. Access to a wide range of the latest medical science study materials. A vibrant, friendly atmosphere, working as a Medical team. Opportunities for trips i.e. to hospital, laboratories and also guest speakers from within the medical spectrum.


You will need to meet the standard college entry criteria for BTEC level 3 qualifications.


Scientific skills are in real demand now. Progress onto a wide range of careers, including working in hospital laboratories, research laboratories, school or college laboratories or quality control laboratories. Science based courses at Higher Education include chemical and biological sciences, biomedical science, radiography, food and nutrition, pharmaceutical science, nursing, midwifery, paramedic science, radiology and veterinary nursing.

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