• Question: What occupations in the medical field require a chemistry A level?

    Asked by GoodAfternoon to Adrian, Ali, Charnelle, Deborah, Kit, Phil, Rob on 7 Nov 2017.
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      Robert Cullum answered on 7 Nov 2017:

      Most medical schools require you to have a chemistry A-Level and I would imagine that to become a biomedical scientist it would be helpful too. For most of the other health-related careers it’s probably not needed. The best thing to do would be to look on a few university websites on a course you are interested in and see what their entrance requirements are 🙂

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      Philip Williams answered on 7 Nov 2017:

      I believe that most medical schools require a chemistry A level. The irony is that I rarely use chemistry in my day to day work as a GP! Some medical specialties use a lot of chemistry though, for example microbiology & histopathology, haematology, biochemistry. In other words, a lot of the lab-based specialties. However, in medical research chemistry is key as discovering new medicines requires a lot of chemical analysis and then chemical engineering to go into production!

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      Deborah Draycott answered on 7 Nov 2017:

      I don’t think it is essential for Nursing, but does help with things like biochemistry, pharmacology and microbiology studied on the course.

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      Adrian Taylor answered on 8 Nov 2017:

      Practice Management doesn’t.