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International Medical Research and Practice Level 2B – Clinical Research Trends and Medical Ethics

International Medical Research and Practice Level 2B – Clinical Research Trends and Medical Ethics

Gain an insight into the future of Medicine by exploring Clinical Research Trends and Medical Ethics with Oxford Royale Academy this summer.

This one-week programme, residential in a college of the University of Oxford, is part of our suite of four intensive Medicine courses in Oxford for adults, which can all be combined for a full immersion into the subject.

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Course Summary

Medicine is both a science and an art: an excellent doctor will integrate detailed, up-to-date knowledge of medical sciences with critical thinking and interpersonal skills.

The aim of this course is to extend your knowledge and understanding of cutting-edge medical research and practice equipping students with in-depth knowledge of current advances in medicine and biotechnology. It will take an in-depth investigation in to the most up to date research and best practice clinical skills in the areas of the central nervous system, gastrointestinal system, genomic medicine and medical ethics. The course will then move on to helping students understand the role and function, and undertake a clinical examination of, various structures comprising the central nervous system, with a particular focus on the mechanism of action and function of all the cranial nerves.

Additionally, students will explore the pathophysiology of common central nervous systems disorders and their symptoms and discuss conditions such as ALS, motor neurone disease, meningitis, bipolar disorder and epilepsy.

Students will also learn about carrying out clinical examination of the gastrointestinal system and finish the course with discussion and debate into the latest developments in medical ethics.

Course Outcomes

By the end of the course students will understand:

  • The current trends and developments in medical research and practice
  • The difference between different kinds of medical and clinical research and contribute to current debates in the areas of the central nervous system, the Gastrointestinal system, Genomic medicine and medical ethics
  • How to draw up diagnostic strategies and treatment plans

Course Outcomes

Monday Lecture 1: Central nervous system
Seminar 1: Central nervous system disorders
Tuesday Lecture 2: Central nervous system case studies
Seminar 2: Clinical research in to the central nervous system
Wednesday Lecture 3: Gastrointestinal system
Seminar 3: The gut microbiome
Thursday Lecture 4: Personalised Genomic medicine
Seminar 4: The future of Medicine and the saviour sibling
Friday Lecture 5: Medical Ethics-research and practice
Seminar 5: Presentations, course review and action planning


Assessment Methods

1 x Written Assignment (500-750 words)

1 x Group Presentation


Oxford College Accommodation

  • Location Oxford
  • Ages Ages: 12+, 13-15, 16-18, 19+
  • Bedroom Type Single and twin
  • Bathroom Type En-suite & Shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1096 (University of Oxford)

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