Applied Science

Objectives:

Unit 15 Microbiological techniques

Identify characteristic features and functions of akaryotes, prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
- Use aseptic techniques to culture micro-organisms
- Determine the factors that influence the growth of micro-organisms
- Identify micro-organisms

Unit 20 Medical physics

- Know atomic structure and the physical principles of ionising radiation and ultrasound
- Understand how radiopharmaceuticals are used in diagnostic imaging
- Know the basic principles of magnetic resonance imaging
- Understand the importance of radiation safety to the treatment of malignant disease with radiotherapy

Unit 41 Clinical Psychology

- Know the explanations that exist to explain mental disorder
- Understand the issues around diagnosing mental disorder
- Know how mental disorders can be treated
- Be able to carry out an ethical investigation into the area of mental health

Unit 13 Biochemistry and biochemical techniques

- Be able to investigate properties of water and biological molecules in living organisms
- Understand the structure of proteins
- Be able to investigate the factors that affect the activities of enzymes in biological systems


Year

Year 12

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Unit 15 Microbiological techniques

Unit 20 medical physics techniques

Unit 14 Clinical psychology

Unit 13 Biochemistry and biochemical techniques

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Unit 15 Microbiological techniques

Eukaryotes, prokaryotes and akaryotes

Aseptic techniques

Growth of micro-organisms

Identifying micro-organisms

Unit 20 medical physics techniques

Radioactivity

Ultrasound and x-ray imaging

Magnetic resonance imaging

Radiotherapy

Unit 14 Clinical psychology

Issues in diagnosis and treatment

Exploring further the strengths and weakness of the DSM-IV-TR

Explanation and diagnosis in clinical psychology

Comparison of ethical guidelines

Plan and carryout an investigation

Unit 13 Biochemistry and biochemical techniques

Biological molecules

Structure and function of biological molecules

Protein structures

Enzymes structure and function


Year

Year 13

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