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Applied Sciences - AS Level Exam Board: AQA NCS course code: AS-ASAPSIS Aim During the course you will: ? Improve your understanding of the application of science in the workplace ? Develop your skills in laboratory procedures and research techniques ? Understand the principles of energy transfer mechanisms in human physiology and engineering ? Develop your ability to critically analyse data and draw conclusions. Content Investigating science at work: In this unit you will investigate the type of work undertaken in a scientific organisation or workplace and the science involved in this work. The workplace might be a large or small organisation, and some of the people involved may, or may not, be trained scientists. Energy transfer systems: In this unit you will look at the structure and function of the circulatory and respiratory systems, how these systems can be monitored and investigated and their role in energy transfer in the body. This unit considers some of the ethical issues relating to the monitoring, diagnosis and treatment of circulatory and respiratory illnesses. It also considers more widespread examples of energy transfer and how it can be controlled. Finding out about substances: Scientists working in analytical laboratories are called analysts; one of the tasks undertaken by analysts is the analysis and identification of chemical and biological substances. This could be, for example, in research for new pharmaceutical products, the quality control of existing products, or in a forensic and/or pathology laboratory. It is important that analysts carry out work precisely and record and interpret results accurately. Progression/career opportunities The AS Applied Science qualification is ideal for those students who want a broad background in science which will allow them to progress to further or higher education, training or employment. Extra information You will need a laboratory coat and safety glasses, which you can purchase at cost from the College. Screening Students will also be screened (in the College) and must achieve literacy and numeracy at the level appropriate to the course.

Applied Sciences - AS Level Exam Board: AQA NCS course code: AS-ASAPSIS Aim During the course you will: ? Improve your understanding of the application of science in the workplace ? Develop your skills in laboratory procedures and research techniques ? Understand the principles of energy transfer mechanisms in human physiology and engineering ? Develop your ability to critically analyse data and...

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