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This two-week course from Oxford Royale Academy will introduce 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 will 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 will 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 will learn the basics of medical science and get the chance to assess whether they would be suited to the medical sector in the future.
With guidance from Oxford Royale Academy’s expert teachers, participants will 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.
By the end of this course, students will have:
|Day||Week 1 (Scroll right for week 2)||Week 2|
|Monday||Lesson 1: Instructions, Global Health Issues
Lesson 2: The NHS, The major organs
Lesson 3: The heart (in health)
|Lesson 14: The nervous system (in health)
Lesson 15: The nervous system (in disease)
Lesson 16: Diabetes (an introduction)
|Tuesday||Lesson 4: The heart (in disease)
Lesson 5: The heart (practical skills)
|Lesson 17: Oncology (an introduction)
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 10: The lungs (in disease)
|Lesson 21: History taking (intro and practice)
Lesson 22: Medical ethics (intro and debate)
Lesson 23: Applying to medical schools
|Friday||Lesson 11: The GI system (in health)
Lesson 12: The GI system (in disease)
Lesson 13: Dissection class (lamb’s hearts)
|Lesson 24: Teacher specialist day|
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.
The most bustling of all our centres, London is a cosmopolitan hotspot where students can really experience the melting pot of the United Kingdom. Our London summer school takes place in Imperial College London, situated in the desirable Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Students will stay in accommodation at Prince’s Gardens, located just a stone’s throw from such iconic London landmarks as the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, and the Royal Albert Hall.
Students will live and study in Imperial College London, experiencing student life in one of the world’s most respected and prestigious academic institutions. As well as ranking consistently in the top ten universities worldwide, Imperial has already produced an impressive number of Nobel Laureates – no mean feat considering the university was officially founded as recently as 1907.
Students in London will experience life in the buzzing heart of the UK's capital, while fulfilling their educational ambitions and enjoying the summer experience of their lives. Learn more about all that our London Summer School has to offer.
Students at Imperial College London will be accommodated in comfortable en-suite single rooms. Accommodation is the standard accommodation for university undergraduates who study at Imperial College London, so students are able to get a flavour for what being an undergraduate at the university might be like.
Learn more about our Imperial College London centre.
The programme is overseen by the Programme Director, who implements the day-to-day running of the programme. The Director is assisted by a team of Counsellors who ensure that students are looked after pastorally, culturally and socially during their programme. Students are able to talk informally and frankly to the Counsellors in order to raise concerns or to discuss university applications. Each campus has members of residential staff who live in the college throughout the programme and are able to assist students at any time of the day or night.
Students on this course:
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(If your course takes place in more than one campus in the same city and you would like to know more about which location you will be allocated, please call our admissions team)
What our students have to say
Read how Sara has returned year on year, experiencing different summer courses in Oxford and Cambridge.Read Sara's story
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Oxford Royale Academy is a part of Oxford Programs Limited, a company registered in England as company number 6045196. Registered office: 14 King Street, Bristol, BS1 4EF. The company contracts with institutions including Oxford University for the use of their facilities and also contracts with tutors from those institutions but does not operate under the aegis of Oxford University.