About the course
The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Biomedical Science) is a new and exciting course being offered for 2020. Students will study the core concepts of Science along with non-patient facing Biomedical Science . This breadth of study will allow students the opportunity to pursue careers in both scientific and healthcare disciplines so is ideal for those students who want to branch out. Students will complete both coursework and exams for the qualifications offered. Here at WSC, we endeavour to do as much practical work as we can and students can look forward to modules such as Physiology of Human Body Systems, Investigative Project, Microbiology, Practical Chemical Analysis and Biomedical Science.
West Suffolk College is a member of the Royal Society of Biology School and Colleges Affiliation Scheme
Students require 5 grade 4s and above including English, Mathematics and Science. Students who require a resit of Maths or English can still study this programme but will be enrolled on a smaller qualification. These students will have the opportunity to top up if able to demonstrate the ability to work at a high standard whilst resitting.
Students will receive a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Biomedical Science). This qualification is worth the equivalent of 3 A Levels
What you'll learn (core modules)
Modules include Principles and Applications of Science, Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques, Science Investigation Skills, Physiology of Human Body Systems, Investigative Project, Microbiology, Practical Chemical Analysis and Biomedical Science.
Benefits, skills and character strengths
Students will develop the analytical and critical thinking skills that every scientist needs! These skills are transferrable to pretty much every other walk of life so are incredibly useful
How will I be assessed?
Students are assessed using a combination of coursework and exams.
Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)
This course is delivered at the Bury St Edmunds campus in our onsite laboratories and classrooms
Where will the course take me?
Students can pursue a multitude of careers including STEM based subjects and social sciences as well as a wealth of healthcare related subjects or careers
Will I need any materials or equipment?
Students will need standard college equipment as well as a scientific calculator and a hardback A5 Laboratory notebook.
How much will it cost?
There are no costs associated with this course, unless students wish to take part in enrichment activities
I'm interested. What should I do now?
If you're interested in this course, then why not come along to one of our open days or apply online?
Days & times
Starting September 2020