A Medicine summer course for adults, providing students with a fundamental understanding of anatomy, key systems of the body and the pathophysiology of disease associated with those systems.
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The aim of this course is to develop and extend students’ knowledge and understanding of cutting-edge developments in medical research through the provision of an overall understanding of anatomy, with specific focus on the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal and nervous systems.
With each of these key systems examined in turn, the course will introduce students to a critical evaluation of the pathophysiology of disease affecting these systems from around the world.
It will also support students’ understanding of the basic principles of pharmacology and apply these to formulate treatment plans for case studies. It will engage students in critically evaluating research into the most common health issues from around the world.
Research in to the structure and function of the cardiovascular system will be explored along with the current role of the electrophysiology of the heart and the electrocardiogram. The anatomy of coronary arteries and their links to the pathophysiology of ischemic heart disease (IHD) will be analysed and risk factors for IHD will be identified. The anatomy and surface anatomy of the respiratory system will be reviewed and the growing research in to neurological and gastro-intestinal systems will also be subject to critical consideration.
The final part of the course will look at the current state of global healthcare policies and systems and will critically assess current developments in influenza vaccinations.
By the end of the course students will understand:
|Monday||Lecture 1: Cardiovascular System|
|Seminar 1: Pathophysiology of heart disease – discussion|
|Tuesday||Lecture 2: Respiratory system|
|Seminar 2: Pathophysiology of shortness of breath – case study|
|Wednesday||Lecture 3: Neurological system|
|Seminar 3: Cerebrovascular accidents – case analysis|
|Thursday||Lecture 4: Gastrointestinal system|
|Seminar 4: The gut microbiome|
|Friday||Lecture 5: Global healthcare policy and healthcare systems – influenza and vaccination|
|Seminar 5: Presentations, course review and action planning|
1 x Written Assignment (500-750 words)
1 x Group Presentation
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