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Introduction to Medicine

Introduction to Medicine

A two-week Medicine summer course, designed to introduce students to the practical and theoretical sides of Medicine.

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Course Summary

This two-week course from Oxford Royale Academy introduces students aged 13-15 to the exciting discipline of Medicine, aiming to help students on the path to pursuing Medicine at university and as a career. With guidance from Oxford Royale Academy’s expert teachers, participants engage in theoretical study of human anatomy and associated topics, alongside interactive skills sessions to help them develop key competencies for their future studies, such as presentation and interpersonal skills. Students also have the chance to try out some simple practical procedures.

Through both practical and theoretical exposure to the challenging and exciting world of Medicine, students learn the basics of medical science and get the chance to assess whether they would be suited to the field of Medicine in the future.

What to expect from Introduction to Medicine for ages 13-15

With guidance from Oxford Royale Academy’s expert teachers, participants develop key competencies for their future studies, such as presentation and interpersonal skills. The key aims of the Introduction to Medicine course are to provide students with an early insight into life as a doctor and to give them a head start in the knowledge required to pursue this career.

 

 

 

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will have:

 

Topics covered

The table below gives an indication of the subject areas that will be covered in each day’s lecture and seminar. Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, please note that topics and timings may be subject to change.

Day Week 1 Week 2
Monday Lesson 1: Instructions, global health issues Lesson 14: The nervous system (in health)
Lesson 2: The NHS, the major organs Lesson 15: The nervous system (in disease)
Lesson 3: The heart (in health) Lesson 16: Diabetes (an introduction)
Tuesday Lesson 4: The heart (in disease) Lesson 17: Oncology (an introduction)
Lesson 5: The heart (practical skills) Lession 18: Oncology (poster presentations)
Wednesday Lesson 6-8: Field trip or guest speakers Lesson 19: Presentations (preparation)
Lesson 20: Presentations (assessement)
Thursday Lesson 9: The lungs (in health) Lesson 21: History taking (intro and practice)
Lesson 10: The lungs (in disease) Lesson 22: Medical ethics (intro and debate)
Lesson 23: Applying to medical schools
Friday Lesson 11: The GI system (in health) Lesson 24: Teacher specialist day
Lesson 12: The GI system (in disease)
Lesson 13: Dissection class (lambs’ hearts)

 

Take this course if…

Take this course if you are considering a career as a medical practitioner, or would like to know more about the discipline of Medicine and how best to pursue it.

Campuses

Yarnton Manor

  • Location Oxford
  • Ages Ages: 13-15, 16-18
  • Bedroom Type Single & twin
  • Bathroom Type Shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1611

Imperial College London

  • Location London
  • Ages Ages: 13-15, 16-18
  • Bedroom Type Single
  • Bathroom Type En-suite
  • Year Built Founded in 1907

Lady Margaret Hall

  • Location Oxford
  • Ages Ages: 13-15, 19+
  • Bedroom Type Single & twin (please note that we are unable to accept requests for particular room types)
  • Bathroom Type En-suite & shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1878

Clare College

  • Location Cambridge
  • Ages Ages: 13-15 & 16-18 (separate accommodation)
  • Bedroom Type Single & twin
  • Bathroom Type En-suite & shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1326

St Hugh’s College

  • Location Oxford
  • Ages Ages: 12, 13- 5, 16-18
  • Bedroom Type Single
  • Bathroom Type En-suite & shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1886

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