The qualification consists of studying nine units in the first year and nine units leading to the 90 credit diploma in the second year which include compulsory, as well as optional units. Units taught tend to look at the application of science centered on practical activities from which the theory is then drawn. This provides opportunities for you to develop your practical laboratory skills to a high level.
The Applied Science BTEC Level 3 is delivered in a variety of ways. There are laboratory-based practical assignments, supported by self-study, presentations, group work and discussion.
Here's an example of modules in the Applied Science Biomedical pathway:
- Principles and applications of science 1
- Practical scientific procedures and techniques
- Science investigation skills
- Laboratory techniques and their application
- Diseases and infections
- Genetics and genetic engineering
- Principles and applications of science 2
- Investigative project medical physics applications
- Contemporary issues in science
- Medical physics applications
- Applications of organic chemistry
- Microbiology and microbiological techniques
- Applications of inorganic chemistry