YOUNGSTERS inspired by the work of frontline health workers as well as medical scientists searching for a Covid-19 cure can now follow in their footsteps at an Uxbridge school.

Park Academy in Park View Road is offering students the chance to study for a diploma in medical sciences. It is believed to be only the second borough school to timetable the post-16 qualification, starting this September.

The Level 3 Applied Diploma in Medical Science focuses on the diagnosis of disease, determining the effectiveness of treatments and searching for new cures.

It combines scientific knowledge with practical skills such as learning how to use an ECG or Ultrasound.

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Students will also have contact with doctors, consultants and nurses so they can understand the role of the professionals working in the NHS.

Anjie Akin, 16, said: ‘’We have never done anything like this before and it will open up a lot of potential jobs for me.

‘’I’ve seen all the NHS has done in recent months and I would like to be a part of that and help to save lives.’’

Umer Mohammad, head of sixth form, said the diploma had proved to be the most popular science subject for post-16 students.