This two year course aims to provide a vocationally relevant science education for those wishing to follow careers in the applied and medical sciences; producing competent individuals to meet local, regional and national needs by providing a good mix of scientific theory along with the practical skills necessary for further study or employment within the applied and medical sciences. Through a varied and well-planned curriculum, delivered by knowledgeable and supportive staff, knowledge and understanding is developed through lectures, practical classes, group discussion and independent research. Cognitive (thinking) skills are developed through researching information, statistical analysis of results, effective communication, critical analysis, evaluation and self-evaluation. The course is designed to be practical, and therefore applied skills are developed through practical laboratory classes and laboratory simulations. Transferable skills are crucial to your progression and employability. This course aims to develop these skills through presentations, scientific writing, analysis and interpretation of results, group work, problem solving, research and critical evaluation; all of which will enhance personal development and career prospects.