Biology (Applied Health Science)


If you enjoyed Biology at school and want to increase your specialist knowledge and understanding in a practical context that closely tracks the science that professionals use in the workplace, then this is the course for you. Applied Health Science is a two year course equivalent to one A level, but the approach is very different. There is a much greater emphasis on practical work and work-related simulations and you will produce structured assignments rather than having to memorise a large body of knowledge.

TOPICS COVERED
  • Microorganisms and Infectious diseases
  • Biomedical Science
  • Genetics
  • Health, Disease, Treatments and Therapies
  • Physiology
  • Research Skills

Course Essentials

COURSES AVAILABLE
Single BTEC Level 3 (equivalent to 1 A Level)
STANDARD ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
PLUS
Grade 4 or above in GCSE Biology and another science GCSE
OR
Grade 4/4 in GCSE Combined Science
PLUS
Grade 4 in GCSE Maths
HOW THE COURSE IS ASSESSED
Coursework and examination
CAREER PATHWAYS
If you are considering a career in the NHS, Nursing, Para-medicine, Biomedical science or Laboratory work. This is the course for you. Students can also progress to other degrees such as Biology.
TRANSFERABLE SKILLS
Data analysis (including use of IT); Problem solving; producing balanced ethical arguments; scientific literacy; teamwork.
OTHER INFORMATION
Applied Health Science goes well with Sport, Health & Social Care and Psychology.
ENQUIRIES TO
Brian Marriott: bcm@varndean.ac.uk