This exciting new course for 2017 explores the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of diseases. It is a suitable replacement for the withdrawn A level Health & Social Care and, with a mix of theory and practical skills, will prepare students for careers related to healthcare. A range of assessment includes external examinations and internally assessed portfolios to assess units in human health & disease, physiological measurement techniques, medical research methods, medicines and treatment of disease, clinical laboratory techniques and a medical case study.