United Kingdom, Cambridge

Medicine (under 18s)

when 2 August 2016 - 16 August 2016
duration 2 weeks

**Ages 15-17**

The Cambridge Summer College is a two week university preparation programme in the beautiful city of Cambridge. Participants on this programme will live and study at Peterhouse, Cambridge and select two subjects to explore in depth for the duration of the course.

Our Medicine course introduces students to some of the fundamental elements of the first stage of an Oxbridge clinical medicine degree.

Students explore the science that underpins medicine, from genetics to anatomy. They also have the opportunity to develop their knowledge on a practical level during their time in the lab.

As well as covering the key scientific material, students spend time discussing controversial ethical debates that dominate Medical discourse. Students also have the opportunity to meet practising doctors and clinicians to learn about the reality of life after graduating.

Topics include:
• Medical genetics and mutations
• Neuroscience
• Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance
• Cancer
• Evidence-based medicine
• Physiology at altitude
• Psychology
• Medical ethics

Course leader

All our courses are led by expert Oxbridge academics

Target group

15 - 17 year olds who are considering studying medicine or medical biology at university.

Fee info

GBP 0: The course fees include all tuition, accommodation and main meals (breakfast and dinner) at Peterhouse College, Cambridge. Activities and excursions whilst on the programme are also covered by the fee but please note that flights to and from the UK are not included.