Medicine university insights
Medicine is a subject that is not studied at school, but becoming a medical professional is a challenging yet fascinating journey encompassing a broad range of topics spanning different scientific disciplines. The Medicine summer school programme is expertly designed to blend practical knowledge and theory that will challenge your knowledge and expand your understanding of emerging trends in medicine. You will learn university level topics such as Epigenetics, and consider the rapid advances made in medical technology. Additionally, a progressive series of dissections show you how internal systems function and interact. You will complete the course having expanded your knowledge and skills in anatomy, biology, and more!read more
Prepare yourself for the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) and the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT)
Gain practical experience – you will extract and isolate DNA, dissect a cell signalling cascade, and perform a cranial nerve examination
Discover advanced topics like pharmacokinetics, epigenetics, and optogenetics
Experience authentic student life in University of Cambridge colleges
Interactive learning in small groups (av: 1:7) from expert university tutors
Meet other motivated high school students from all over the world
The Nobel Prize in Medicine recognises some of the world’s most important scientific breakthroughs to have revolutionised patient care and our understanding of life. But how are these discoveries made, and more importantly who makes them? You will revisit the principles of the scientific method, delve into the various stages of medical research and the growing necessity for interdisciplinary approaches.
Tireless breathing keeps our blood oxygenated, while 3 billion heartbeats a lifetime transport it around the body. You will probe scientific questions and consider current and emerging therapies to fight cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. You will also develop a deeper understanding of the roles of CPR and AED in the emergency treatment of heart attacks and address questions such as: ‘Why do some people get mountain sickness?’, ‘Is snoring bad for you?’ and ‘What does an asthma inhaler do?’
You will be given an overview of the basic microanatomy and physiology of neurons, analyse how these cells produce electrical signals (action potentials) and discuss how the 37 trillion cells of your body can communicate and coordinate with one another. You’ll explore the power of the placebo effect, and challenge preconceived notions using a variety of optical, auditory and tactile sensory illusions.
Partake in a mini-science conference where you’ll present a research topic assigned earlier in the week. You will be encouraged to view each other’s work critically, ask follow-up questions and engage with the subject matter.
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If you are interested in finding out more about what it’s like to study on the Medicine summer course in Cambridge, download our prospectus. What’s inside?
– Full programme timetable
– Featured Cambridge University colleges
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All projects are supported by your expert academic tutors, and can take the form of an essay, presentation or practical project. The project reaches its pinnacle when you present it to your academic peers and tutors at the end of the programme.
It’s an incredible opportunity to develop your independent research skills and specialist subject knowledge.
A tangible and highly valued takeaway from the Immerse academic programmes is the written participant feedback that our expert tutors write for each of their students.
This an incredibly useful insight into your performance during the programme and provides recommendations as to how you can develop your understanding of your chosen subject beyond the summer school.
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