Health and Biotechnology
Health & Biotechnology Summer Programme for High School Students in the Bay Area
Explore the intersection of healthcare and technology with the Immerse Education Health and Biotechnology Career Insights Programme. Embark on a STEM summer school that merges medical knowledge with technological prowess.
Whilst spending summer in San Francisco, discover cutting-edge advances, analyse genetics, and explore the potential of biotechnology in the heart of technological innovation.
Immerse Education’s Health and Biotechnology Programme in San Francisco caters to high school students aged 15-18. Covering a variety of topics that explore the fusion of healthcare and technology, this program will cover scientific principles, their practical applications, and the real-world influence of health tech and biotechnology. This is a science camp with an industry twist.
An Exceptional Health & Biotechnology Summer Course in San Francisco
The Immerse Education Health & Biotechnology programme explores innovative healthcare solutions, genomics, medical technology advancements, and the ethical considerations that underpin these domains.
The principal objective of this programme is to delve into the complex intersection of health and technology, unravelling the potential of medical innovations to reshape healthcare landscapes.
Participants will actively:
- Engage with biotech labs
- Explore health innovation centres, and immerse themselves in the multifaceted facets of health tech & biotechnology
- Develop critical skills needed to navigate and contribute to transformative advancements in healthcare throughout their future careers.
Through experiential learning and interactions with experts, participants will be well-equipped to drive meaningful change in the realm of health and biotechnology, ultimately shaping the future of healthcare innovation.
Engage in Health & Biotechnology Industry Workshops
San Francisco is home to hundreds of pioneering organisations in the field of biotechnology. A visit to a campus provides an exceptional opportunity for students to explore the realm of health tech and biotechnology, witnessing the intersection of science, innovation, and healthcare.
Engaging with scientists, researchers, and professionals, students can learn about drug discovery, genomics, and the impact of biotechnology on medical advancements.
In partnership with a biotechnology pioneer, we will offer biotech lab experience. Students can participate in hands-on activities related to genetic research, drug development, and biotech innovations. Interacting with scientists, in interactive science labs, participants gain firsthand knowledge of healthcare advancements.
Her doctoral project is entitled 'Hypertension Explored in Long-term Post-Partum Follow-Up in Later life' and aims to examine the longitudinal effects of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy of future risk of disease progression.
Special Speakers from previous summers
Dr Lynda Shaw
Dr Nigel Warburton
I would describe the Immerse Academic Insights programme as intellectually stimulating, diverse, inspiring, motivating. I’ve definitely enjoyed meeting new people from all around the world, it has been amazing. I’ve loved studying something that I’m so passionate about, and being around like minded people and learning with them has been an incredible experience.
We’ve done dissections and other practicals such as suturing and gone through a lot of content that I wouldn’t have learned at school. I feel like the Immerse course is really preparing me for higher education by giving me insight into what being a university student might be like.
I looked at the essay competition and it seemed like an incredible opportunity, so I applied for the essay competition, got a partial scholarship, and here I am!
Immerse™ Health & Biotechnology Sample Modules
Module 1 - Theory & ResearchEmbark on an introductory module that explores the exciting realm of healthcare innovations and biotechnological breakthroughs. You’ll delve into the scientific methods used at various stages of medical research as well as medical technology advancements, and ethical considerations in biotechnology. This module provides a foundational understanding of the research methods in health tech and biotechnology and how to use these insights to inform decision-making.
Module 2 - Practical ExperienceExploring practical experiences in health tech and biotechnology across San Francisco provides a unique perspective on the intersection of healthcare and technology. Visits to biotech labs, health innovation centres, and medical research institutions will immerse you in the world of genomics, drug development, and wearable health technologies. You’ll have the opportunity to explore how technology is transforming the healthcare landscape.
Module 3 - Real-World ProjectNavigate the realm of healthcare innovation as you design a digital health solution for a specific medical need. By exploring genomics, technological advancements, and ethical considerations, you’ll conceptualise and present a health tech solution poised to transform healthcare delivery, focusing on your competitive advantage, user interface, and medical outcomes.
Module 4 - Professional DevelopmentLinking academic study to groundbreaking healthcare solutions, this module reveals the gamut of career opportunities in health tech and biotechnology. Encompassing guest speakers, expert panels, and workshops covering medical innovations and ethical considerations, you’ll cultivate essential expertise ahead of the higher education study necessary to enter this industry. Personalized coaching sessions offer individualised guidance and a career roadmap, establishing ongoing value extending beyond your engagement with the Health Tech & Biotechnology Career Insights programme.
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Explore San Francisco with our Social and Cultural Programme
San Francisco Summer School Programme with Immerse Education offers an enriching and immersive educational experience in one of the world’s most iconic cities. Beyond classroom learning, students have the unique opportunity to explore and appreciate the rich cultural and historical heritage of the bay area, San Francisco.
Visit famous landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and Pier 39, or enjoy an iconic baseball game. These excursions not only provide students with a deeper understanding of the city’s history but also foster a sense of adventure and exploration, making the educational experience at enrolling in a San Francisco summer programme with Immerse, a truly unforgettable.
Pastoral care and safety
An accredited provider of academic short courses
Immerse Education is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC), the leading mark of educational quality for the academic sector. Our accreditation with the BAC sends a positive and clear message to students and partners that they are studying with a trusted and reliable provider who has met a series of globally recognised quality assurance standards, both in terms of academic provision and student welfare.
The safety and well-being of our participants is our number one priority, and all staff undergo enhanced background checks and receive thorough safeguarding training before interacting with any students.
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7th – 20th July 2024