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The Biomedical Science Level 3 Extended Diploma sees students studying core concepts of Science along with specialist areas in Biomedical Science. This is suited to applicants interested in human physiology and the study of disease. Students look at how diseases are diagnosed using laboratory techniques and develop practical competence in biology and chemistry methods. After this course students will understand;

-          How and why a disease develops?

-          How does a disease affect the body?

-          How do we diagnose a patient using scientific approaches?

-          How do infections spread in humans?

-          How are specific diseases treated?

 

Here at WSC, we endeavour to do as much practical work as we can to allow students to build on their practical skills alongside knowledge and understanding. Students can look forward to modules such as Physiology of Human Body Systems, Microbiology, Practical Chemical Analysis, Biomedical Science and Investigative Project.

 

An education in Biomedical Science brings many exciting future opportunities. For example, have you thought about working in healthcare as a scientist?  '70% of diagnoses in the NHS are based on pathology results provided by laboratory services' (Institute of Biomedical Science, 2017). The pathology workforce includes a large group of Biomedical Scientists who analyse samples from patients e.g. blood, urine or tissue to detect abnormal changes that indicate disease. The extended diploma offers a start in the right direction for this type of role.

 

West Suffolk College is a member of the Royal Society of Biology School and Colleges Affiliation Scheme

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Are you concerned about the future of our planet and its wildlife?  Worried for the sustainability of our food and energy sources?  Wishing you could do something about it?

 

The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Environmental Science is a new and exciting course being offered for 2021 that could start you on your career path to change the world.  With a wide range of modules from the Conservation of Biodiversity, to Crop Production and soil science, and Renewable Energy this course provides a strong foundation on which to build a successful future in the Environmental Science field.

 

Here at West Suffolk College, we endeavour to do as much practical work as we can.  Students will study the fundamentals of Science, along with all aspects of Environmental Science.  You can look forward to learning practical techniques that can be used in the laboratory as well as in the field. You will conduct environmental surveys and learn how to produce a report on your findings, and how Scientists communicate on a global scale.

 

This breadth of study will allow students the opportunity to pursue careers in both scientific and environmental disciplines so is ideal for those students who want to branch out as well as those with a clear career path in mind.

 

Students will complete both coursework and exams for the  qualifications offered. 

The Level 3 Forensic and Criminal Investigation Foundation Diploma is an exciting and innovative course being offered here at West Suffolk College.  Students will study the core concepts of Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation for some of their time with the remaining time being devoted to the more traditional sciences of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  This breadth of study will allow students the opportunity to pursue careers in both scientific and social science disciplines so is ideal for those students who want to branch out. Students will complete both coursework and exams in the first year, with some of the coursework being under exam conditions. Students will then study the full Forensic and Criminal Investigation Extended Diploma in their second year. Here at WSC, we endeavour to do as much practical work as we can and students can look forward to modules such as Forensic Fire Investigation, Criminological Theories, Forensic Investigation Procedures in Practice and Forensic Traffic Collision Investigation, including use of the purpose built Crime Scene Room.

 

West Suffolk College is a member of the Royal Society of Biology School and Colleges Affiliation Scheme

This course provides a Level 3 foundation to learning in the Health Science sector, providing a valuable balanced qualification for progression into higher level Health Science courses such as Degree's.  apprenticeships or employment. There is an emphasis on applied sciences within the course to support students who are interested in clinical career aspirations.  A compulsory part of the course is work placement and you will need to complete in the region of 75 hours per year within the course. Work placement is organised by the work placement team. It is a full time course. You attend college three days per week, and one day are out in placement. You will get the opportunity to work in a variety of Health Sciences Settings.

 

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This  one year course is suitable for those seeking to work professionally in the Health and care sector, providing a valuable foundation for progression onto university degree courses or employment. This course is an excellent choice for students interested in healthcare careers - nursing, midwifery, paramedic technician, physiotherapy.

Learners are likely to have already gained qualifications at Level 3 or A level and may be considering a change in their career direction and seek to enhance their learning and university application through taking this one year course The course is equivalent to up to 1.5 A levels  and additionally provides the important work placement to enhance applications to advanced study. 

One of the benefits of studying this course  at college is the professional qualifications of all the teaching staff. The course is delivered by nurses, midwives,  and other teachers who are professionally qualified in their field such as additional needs specialist teachers.

Students gain an excellent understanding of the professional values of the sector because all of our tutors have worked within the health and social care industry.

A valuable  part of the course is work placement and you will need to complete 100 hours, the college have dedicated work placement team to support organizing placements. .

It is a full time course. You attend college three days per week and additionally usually one day is out in placement throughout the college year. 

This work placement offers the opportunity to work in a variety of adult health and social care settings.

 

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