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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)
Entry Requirements

PLUS
Grade 4 or above in GCSE Biology and another science GCSE or Grade 4/4 in GCSE Combined Science
AND
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