Applied Science is an exciting, practical-based course that equips you with a range of scientific skills and introduces you to forensic and medical procedures. If you have an interest in the applications of Science in the medical and forensic fields, and you are good at problem solving and carrying out practical work, this course will suit you. You can study this diploma alongside an A Level in subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, Law or Psychology. If you find that you do better in coursework than exams, then you’ll enjoy Applied Science (Forensics and Medical).
You would need five GCSEs, at grade 5 or above, including English, Maths and Science.
For the Diploma in Forensic and Medical Science you’ll study units from the Diploma in Applied Science:
• FIRST YEAR
Unit 1: Principles and Applications of Science
Unit 2: Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
Unit 4: Laboratory Techniques and their Application
Unit 8: Physiology of Human Body Systems
• SECOND YEAR
Unit 3: Science Investigation Skills
Unit 5: Principles and Applications of Science II
Unit 6: Investigative Project
Unit 14: Applications of Organic Chemistry
You will also study Unit 19: Practical Chemical Analysis and Unit 23: Forensic Collection, Evidence and Analysis.
These qualifications are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examinations.
Students should be aiming to progress to one of the many different types of degrees dealing with the applications of science and medicine.
DR ADE ODULOJU
- PhD in Veterinary Medicine
- Keen interest in the STEM agenda in the UK
- Involved in the study and development of veterinary pharmaceuticals in the UK