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The School of Medicine

Start Date: 4th September 2023

The School Of Medicine
  • Length 2 Years
  • Study Full-Time
  • Location West Lancashire College

More about the course

 

The School of Medicine is the very first of its kind and offers a unique learning experience in a variety of roles in the medical sector. Born from a collaboration between leading industry employers and the UK’s top university medical schools, this two-year programme is designed to give West Lancashire College students a distinct advantage over the competition.

This exceptional programme offers hours of exclusive placement opportunities on our Discovery Industry Placement Programme within the NHS, Virgin Care and the West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group. Students will receive hands-on clinical and surgical experience, follow a patient’s journey from GP reception to diagnosis to treatment, as well as undertake exclusive workplace and educational visits that cannot be found anywhere else in the country.

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Meet our students and tutors

What can I do with a qualification in Science and Medicine?

Daily tasks:

  • Supervises the implementation of care and treatment plans by other healthcare providers.
  • Prepares and delivers lectures, undertakes research, and conducts and participates in clinical trials.
  • Refers patient to specialist where necessary and liaises with specialist.
  • Supervises patient.
  • Administers medical tests and inoculations against communicable diseases.
  • Diagnoses condition and prescribes and/or administers appropriate treatment/surgery.
  • Examines patient, arranges for any necessary x-rays or other tests and interprets results.

Median Salary

£57,150 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Ensures that drugs and medicaments are in good supply and are stored properly.
  • Tests and analyses drugs to determine their identity, purity and strength.
  • Liaises with other professionals regarding the development, manufacturing and testing of drugs.
  • Maintains prescription files and records issue of narcotics, poisons and other habit-forming drugs.
  • Checks that recommended doses are not being exceeded and that instructions are understood by patients.
  • Highlights a drug.
  • Advises health professionals on the selection and appropriate use of medicines.
  • Prepares or directs the preparation of prescribed medicaments in liquid, powder, tablet, ointment or other form following prescriptions issued by medical doctors and other health professionals.

Median Salary

£36,431 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Carries out research with glass and lens manufacturers.
  • Refers patient to a specialist, where necessary.
  • Advises patient on proper use of glasses, contact lenses and other aids, and on appropriate lighting conditions for reading and working.
  • Prescribes, supplies and fits appropriate spectacle lenses, contact lenses and other aids.
  • Examines eyes and tests vision of patient, identifies problems, defects, injuries and ill health.

Median Salary

£35,755 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Prepares and delivers lectures, undertakes research, and conducts and participates in clinical trials.
  • Maintains patients.
  • Refers patient to specialist, where necessary.
  • Educates patients on oral health care.
  • Supervises patient.
  • Constructs and fits braces, inlays, dentures and other appliances.
  • Carries out clinical treatments, restores teeth affected by decay etc., treats gum disease and other disorders.
  • Administers local anaesthetics.
  • Assesses and recommends treatment options to patients.
  • Examines patient.

Median Salary

£46,376 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Carries out post-treatment reviews and follow-ups.
  • Explains treatment to patient and management of any side effects.
  • Calculates radiation dosage and maps volume to be treated.
  • Plans course of treatment with clinical oncologists and physicists.
  • Maintains records of all radiographic/therapeutic work undertaken.
  • Positions patient and operates x-ray, scanning or fluoroscopic equipment.
  • Decides length and intensity of exposure or strength of dosage of isotope.
  • Verifies identity of patient and ensures that necessary preparations have been made for the examination/treatment.
  • Assesses patients and interprets clinical requirements to determine appropriate radiographic treatments.
  • Uses a range of imaging devices for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

Median Salary

£37,518 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Refers patients who require further medical or surgical attention.
  • Delivers foot health education to groups such as the elderly, children, the homeless, those with medical problems such as arthritis.
  • Advises patients on aspects of foot care to avoid recurrence of foot problems.
  • Those with advanced training may carry out minor surgery on the feet.
  • Prescribes, makes and fits pads and other orthotic appliances to correct and/or protect foot disorders.
  • Treats conditions of the skin, nails and soft tissues of feet by minor surgery, massage and heat treatment, padding and strapping or drugs.
  • Administers local anaesthetic where appropriate.
  • Provides vascular and neurological assessment for the long-term management of chronic disorders and high risk patients.
  • Examines patient.

Median Salary

£28,469 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Monitors patient.
  • Supervises physiotherapy assistants.
  • Offers advice and education on how to avoid injury and promote patient.
  • Explains treatment to and instructs patient in posture and other exercises and adapts treatment as necessary.
  • Plans and undertakes therapy to improve circulation, restore joint mobility, strengthen muscles and reduce pain.
  • Writes up patients.
  • Examines medical reports and assesses patient to determine the condition of muscles, nerves or joints in need of treatment.
  • Provides prosthetic devices to patients and advises on rehabilitation.
  • Carries out a range of oral/dental treatments.
  • Diagnoses and treats patients with a variety of hearing-related problems.

Median Salary

£31,609 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Delivers lectures and other forms of formal training relating to nursing practice.
  • Plans, manages, provides and evaluates nursing care services for patients, supervises the implementation of nursing care plans.
  • Advises on nursing care, disease prevention, nutrition, etc. and liaises with hospital board/ management on issues concerning nursing policy.
  • Plans duty rotas and organises and directs the work and training of ward and theatre nursing staff.
  • Participates in the preparation for physical and psychological treatment of mentally ill patients.
  • Monitors patient.
  • Manages own case load.
  • Assists medical doctors and works with other healthcare professionals to deal with emergencies and pre-planned treatment of patients.

Median Salary

£31,489 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Delivers lectures and other forms of training in midwifery practice.
  • Plans and manages midwifery care services.
  • Supervises more junior staff and directs the work of the midwifery unit.
  • Advises on baby care, exercise, diet and family planning issues.
  • Monitors recovery of mother in postnatal period and supervises the nursing of premature and other babies requiring special attention.
  • Delivers babies in normal births and assists doctors with difficult deliveries.
  • Monitors condition and progress of patient and baby throughout pregnancy.

Median Salary

£32,108 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Records and collates data obtained from experimental work and documents all work carried out.
  • Operates and services specialised scientific equipment, undertakes prescribed measurements and analyses and ensures that sterile conditions necessary for some equipment are maintained.
  • Grows cultures of bacteria and viruses, prepares tissue sections and other organic and inorganic material for examination and stains and fixes slides for microscope work.
  • Prepares and analyses body fluids, secretions and/or tissue to detect infections or to examine the effects of different drugs.
  • Sets up and assists with the construction and the development of scientific apparatus for experimental, demonstration or other purposes.

Median Salary

£21,006 View more

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