Applied Science - Forensic or Medical (L3 Extended Diploma)

Course Overview

This two year course will enable you to develop further knowledge in forensic and medical science. Units are taught by specialist lecturers. Students will study units in:

  • Perceptions in science
  • Using statistics in science
  • Informatics in science
  • Reproduction
  • Biochemistry and biochemical techniques
  • Microbiological techniques
  • Chemistry for biology technicians
  • Genetics and genetic engineering
  • Chemical techniques
  • Criminology
  • Forensic psychology
  • Disease and infection

Updated November 2019

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Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade C including English and maths, with science (desireable) or the Level 2 BTEC First Diploma in Applied Science (with a Merit profile). 

Course Delivery

Assessment is entirely through coursework, based on practical work and academic research. Students spend 13.5 hours per week in class, with additional time for tutorials.

Progression Opportunities

This is an ideal course for progression to higher education. Past students have gone on to study degrees in medical genetics, biology, paramedic training, forensic science, dental technology, criminology and biochemistry.

Students can also progress on to the Analytical and Forensic Science Foundation Degree.

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