Medicine Summer School in Cambridge

MEDICINE

Academic exploration for 13-15 years old

Programme Overview:

  • Programme: Medicine university insights
  • Price: £4,495
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Course Type: Residential
  • Locations: Cambridge, UK

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Summary

cambridge medicine summer school

Are you interested in studying medicine at university or a pursuing it as a career? Becoming a doctor or other medical professional is an exciting journey that integrates a wide variety of topics into a unique educational experience.

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Our Medicine course, taught in one of Cambridge’s prestigious colleges, provides students with an exciting authentic programme that stimulates learning and facilitates intellectual engagement. The Immerse Medicine course in Cambridge explores the fundamental components of medicine, such as genetics, anatomy, physiology, and neuroscience. Students will engage in interactive learning that provides enrichment to their prior studies.

Whether you are confident in pursuing medicine as a university programme or exploring the idea of studying medicine in the future, the Immerse Medicine course in Cambridge is perfect for you. The course features a blend of enhanced activities designed to prepare students for future endeavours. Our small group style of instruction and our dynamic programmes have something for everyone. Students debate and work collaboratively to understand intricate body systems and common diseases. They also work together to act out medical scenarios and build hypothetical treatment plans. Tutors provide expert feedback throughout the programme. Participants will walk away having expanded their knowledge and skills in anatomy, biology, and more!

Immerse is an inspirational academic programme for the intellectually curious.

Cambridge Medicine Summer Course Summary

Becoming a doctor or other medical professional is a challenging yet fascinating journey which encompasses a broad range of topics.

Our Medicine programme, taught in one of Cambridge’s prestigious colleges, provides participants with an exciting authentic programme that stimulates learning and facilitates hands-on engagement. The Immerse Medicine programme in Cambridge explores the fundamental components of medicine, such as genetics, anatomy, physiology, and neuroscience. Participants will engage in interactive learning that provides enrichment to their prior studies.

Whether you are confident in pursuing medicine as a university programme or exploring the idea of studying medicine in the future, the Immerse Medicine programme provides unique insight into this fascinating field. The programme features a blend of enhanced activities designed to prepare students for future endeavours. Our small group style of instruction and our dynamic programmes have something for everyone. Participants debate and work collaboratively to understand intricate body systems and common diseases. They also work together to act out medical scenarios and build hypothetical treatment plans. Expert tutors provide comprehensive feedback throughout the programme and participants will walk away having expanded their knowledge and skills in anatomy, biology, and more!

Immerse is an inspirational academic programme for the intellectually curious.

Medicine Summer School Key Benefits

Study the cutting edge developments of core topics such as neuroscience, anatomy, and medicines

Engage in tutorials that blend technology and medicine to enhance learning

Use dissections to understand body structure and organ systems

Dive deep into microbiology and the function of cells in our bodies

Learn how to take patient histories to reach accurate diagnoses and treatment plans

Further your passion and potential!

Topics Covered

cambridge medicine course

The Immerse Medicine course in Cambridge covers a wide range of topics designed to engage and excite participants. This programme features innovative tutorials and activities that free students from the constraints of traditional classrooms and curricula.

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The Medicine course is expertly designed to blend practical knowledge and theory that will challenge what students know and expand their understandings of emerging trends in medicine. For example, using virtual tours of the body will illuminate body structures to show how our skeletons support vital movements. Additionally, a progressive series of dissections show students how internal systems function and interact.

By completing this course, participants will have built a solid working knowledge of the topics needed to succeed in future experiences. They’ll gain practical insight that will help them thrive in more advanced courses. These understandings open the door for a more well-rounded awareness of medicine as an interdisciplinary field.

Below you can find a list of engaging, relevant topics featured in our innovative Immerse Medicine course in Cambridge:

  • Genetic & DNA
  • Human Anatomy (Systems & Structure)
  • Human Physiology
  • Biology & Cells
  • Diseases & Illnesses
  • Injuries and Trauma
  • Medicines and Pharmacology
  • Medical Tests

Topics Covered

The Immerse Medicine programme covers a wide range of topics designed to engage and excite participants. This programme features innovative tutorials and activities that free students from the constraints of traditional classrooms and curricula.

The Medicine programme is expertly designed to blend practical knowledge and theory that will challenge participants’ knowledge and expand their understandings of emerging trends in medicine. For example, virtual tours of the body will illuminate body structures to show how our skeletons support vital movements. Additionally, a progressive series of dissections show participants how internal systems function and interact.

By completing this programme, participants will have built a solid working knowledge of the topics needed to succeed in future experiences. Participants will gain practical insight that will help them thrive in more advanced courses.These understandings open the door for a more well-rounded awareness of medicine as an interdisciplinary field.

Below is a list of topics featured in the programme:

  • Genetic & DNA
  • Human Anatomy (Systems & Structure)
  • Human Physiology
  • Biology & Cells
  • Diseases & Illnesses
  • Injuries and Trauma
  • Medicines and Pharmacology
  • Medical Tests

The Immerse programme covers a unique mix of important
theory and practical knowledge. Learn more about the topics covered in this
course by requesting a free course syllabus

Course Outcomes

With a programme built outside of the confines of a school and traditional class setting, course outcomes reflect a more progressive approach to learning. Participants will be challenged in their prior understandings and exposed to emerging developments in the field. Blending cutting-edge technology, expert tutors, an enriching instructional approach, and the academic prestige of Cambridge University, the immerse programme will give you a summer experience that pushes pushes participants to new depths of knowledge. They will engage in academic stimulation like they’ve never experienced as they work with newfound colleagues to build practical skills and theoretical understandings.

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In completing the course, students will:

  • Gain perspective on historical and emerging trends in genetics and human DNA. This includes shifting knowledges based on prominent scientists and their discoveries as well as the scientific terms relevant to the topic. For example, students will view a 3D model of DNA and identify relevant features using vocabulary terms.
  • Explore the many different structures that comprise the human body and identify the unique characteristics that are the hallmark of human anatomy, such as an opposable thumb. For example, students will compare and contrast human skeletal structures with that of our ape-like ancestors.
  • Explore and identify the human body’s many systems and their functions, and how they relate to the field of medicine. For example, students will interact with a 3D model of a human digestive system and identify possible causes for stated symptoms.
  • Discover the immense amount of cells within the human body, their unique roles within human anatomy, and cellular medical treatments that aid in patient recovery. For example, students will read case studies and act out doctor-patient scenarios where they identify cellular diseases.
  • Identify a variety of the most common diseases and illnesses that affect patients and use this knowledge to form accurate diagnoses. Through video demonstrations, case studies, and scenarios, students will identify symptoms and causes of specific illnesses in order to practice forming a diagnosis.
  • Distinguish among the many types of injuries and trauma that they might come across in a medical setting. Through interactive multimedia, photos, case studies, and act-out scenarios, students will practise identifying relevant treatments that would be appropriate given patient needs and symptoms.
  • Discuss the many medicines that are available for medical professionals to prescribe to patients. Learners will also engage in a broad review of medicinal history, such as the erroneous efforts of medieval doctors – including humorous and exciting medical oddities.
  • Distinguish among the wide variety of medical tests and treatments that exist to aid patient recovery. From x-rays to MRI, students will learn about the practical application of imaging and scanning as it relates to real-world scenarios. Learners will also view historical examples of medical treatments and how they have evolved.

Students in the Immerse Medicine program will receive timely feedback from our expert tutors in a variety of ways. Throughout the course, students will be given formative feedback designed to facilitate learning and skills attainment. The tutors will also provide summative feedback that portrays a clear, comprehensive assessment of total understanding. From rubrics that evaluate student performance on engaging act-outs or other fun activities, to brief written work that shows understanding – formative assessment is designed to meet the needs of the learner. This allows for progressive learning that isn’t stressful or arbitrary. Summative assessment will take place in a way that considers student needs and dynamic learning styles, with an emphasis on making learning and evaluations as stress-free as possible.

Course Outcomes

With a programme built outside of the confines of a school and traditional class setting, course outcomes reflect a more progressive approach to learning. Participants will be challenged in their prior understandings and exposed to emerging developments in the field. Blending cutting-edge technology, expert tutors, an enriching instructional approach,  the immerse programme gives participants a summer experience that pushes them to new depths of knowledge. They will engage in academic stimulation like they’ve never experienced as they work with their peers to build practical skills and theoretical understandings.

medicine summer school cambridge

In completing the course, participants will:

  • Gain perspective on historical and emerging trends in genetics and human DNA. This is based on the work of prominent scientists and their discoveries, as well as the scientific terms relevant to the topic. For example, participants will explore a 3D model of DNA and identify relevant features using vocabulary terms.
  • Study the many different structures that comprise the human body and identify the unique characteristics that are the hallmark of human anatomy. For example, participants will compare and contrast human skeletal structures with that of our ape-like ancestors.
  • Explore and identify the human body’s many systems and their functions, and how they relate to the field of medicine. Participants will interact with a 3D model of a human digestive system and identify possible causes for stated symptoms.
  • Discover the immense numbers of cells within the human body, their unique roles within human anatomy, and cellular medical treatments that aid in patient recovery. Participants will read case studies and gain practical experience by acting out doctor-patient scenarios.
  • Identify a variety of the most common diseases and illnesses that affect patients and use this knowledge to form accurate diagnoses. Through video demonstrations, case studies, and scenarios, students will identify symptoms and causes of specific illnesses in order to practice forming a diagnosis.
  • Distinguish among the many types of injuries and trauma that they might experience in a medical setting. Through interactive multimedia, photos, case studies, and act-out scenarios, participants will practice identifying relevant treatments that would be appropriate given patient needs and symptoms.
  • Discuss the variety of medicines available to patients. Participants will also explore fascinating cases in medicinal history such as the erroneous efforts of medieval doctors – including humorous and bizarre medical oddities.

Students in the Cambridge Immersive Medicine program will receive timely feedback from our expert tutors in a variety of ways. Throughout the course, students will be given formative feedback designed to facilitate learning and skills attainment. The tutors will also provide summative feedback that portrays a clear, comprehensive assessment of total understanding. From rubrics that evaluate student performance on engaging act-outs or other fun activities, to brief written work that shows understanding – formative assessment is designed to meet the needs of the learner. This allows for progressive learning that isn’t stressful or arbitrary. Summative assessment will take place in a way that considers student needs and dynamic learning styles, with an emphasis on making learning and evaluations as stress-free as possible.

Timetable

The Immerse summer programme schedule is packed with a wide range of unique academic and extracurricular activities.

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Participants start off the day with breakfast in the main college dining hall, with a variety of continental and hot breakfast choices available. This is followed by the first academic session of the day, which takes place in a seminar or lecture format. Participants are then guided to lunch at some of Cambridge’s finest sandwich bars and cafés, and are welcome to explore the city in small groups. Following lunch, academic sessions continue in the format of small tutorial groups or workshops. After all the core academic sessions are finished, students are treated to one of a wide range of excursions and cultural activities, including punting, museum visits and sports activities. A three course dinner in the college dining hall is then followed by an evening social event to help participants wind down and socialise after a packed day.

The timetable shown to the side offers an insight into the typical daily schedule, although this may vary depending on the events planned on the given day.

Timetable

The timetable shown below offers an insight into the typical daily schedule, although this may vary depending on the events planned on the given day.

A typical day

 
 
08:00 - 09:30
Breakfast
09:30 - 11:30
Morning academic session
11:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 15:30
Afternoon academic session
16:00 - 18:00
Academic workshop / Afternoon activity
18:00 - 19:15
Dinner
19:30 - 22:00
Evening social event
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Case Studies

Bengisu Gur , Turkey Turkey

Medicine Alumna 2016

Bengisu participated in our Medicine programme in 2016. Here's what she has to say about her time with Immerse Education:

My favourite part of studying with Immerse was definitely people! So many people from many diverse backgrounds. It was the most amazing two weeks. Since my time with Immerse I have kept in contact with my friends and started pursuing my dreams in the medical field. I'm currently studying medicine in a well-known school in my city, Istanbul. A few years ago I was curious about studying medicine, but when I went back home from this summer programme, I knew for certain that medicine was what I would study.

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Without doubt, Immerse was the most fun educational experience. It also helped me find my true passion for medicine and I now have many friends from all over the world.

Learn more about our alumni's exciting journeys on our Alumni Success page

Graduation & Participant Assessment

The final evening of the programme celebrates the achievements of each participant in a graduation ceremony that's followed by a Gala Dinner. Throughout the Cambridge summer programme, our Immerse tutors will monitor student engagement with the topics that they have been taught. Once the programme has finished, the tutor will write a Participant Assessment...MORE

...that will evaluate how the participant responded to the materials they were introduced to, what progress they made during the sessions, and offer recommendations on how to most effectively advance participant's understanding and interest in the topics that have been explored.

We strongly believe that our Participant Assessments are crucial element of the learning process, and reflective of our commitment to the highest standards of education. 

Graduation & Participant Assessment

The final evening of the programme celebrates the achievements of each participant in a graduation ceremony that's followed by a Gala Dinner. 

Throughout the Cambridge summer programme, our Immerse tutors will monitor student engagement with the topics that they have been taught. Once the programme has finished, the tutor will write a Participant Assessment that will evaluate how the participant responded to the materials they were introduced to, what progress they made during the sessions, and offer recommendations on how to most effectively advance participant's understanding and interest in the topics that have been explored.

We strongly believe that our Participant Assessments are crucial element of the learning process, and reflective of our commitment to the highest standards of education. 

Ready to enrol?

The Medicine Summer School is available on the following dates:

4th – 17th August 2019

About the University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities, founded in 1209 when a group of scholars left the University of Oxford. The history, influence and alumni of the university is world renown, having educated the likes of Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking and many more - including 118 Nobel laureates and 15 British Prime Ministers.

Cambridge University is a group of 31 self-governing colleges that come under the overall ‘Cambridge University’ umbrella, each with its own distinctive character. This set up also makes it one of the most architecturally interesting and beautiful towns in the world, and walking down the streets of Cambridge it’s easy to see the varied mix of styles of the university colleges that dominates the town. All of our participants live and learn in the inspirational surroundings during the academic programme.

Immerse Education's programmes in Cambridge take place in the beautiful colleges of the University of Cambridge. Immerse Education is not affiliated with Cambridge University.

The Medicine Programme takes place in the following locations

Queens' College
University of Cambridge

Queens' spans both sides of the River Cam and is connected by the famous mathematical bridge.

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Founded in 1448

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Individual bedrooms

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Shared bathroooms

Colleges are allocated according to session preference and availability. To find out more, please email enquiries@immerse.education

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