London, United Kingdom

Psychology: The Mind & Body

when 4 July 2022 - 22 July 2022
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee GBP 3675

This module will provide you with a deep understanding of the complex bi-directional relationship between the mind and the body. You will explore how different parts of the body, such as the gut, influence the development and function of the brain, and in turn, how the brain exerts influence over the body.

We will focus on a range of psychological and medical conditions, including autism, Parkinson's, chronic pain, depression, and more. You will learn how to design research projects to study the brain-body connection and come into contact with cutting-edge discoveries in this fascinating and fast-paced field of study.

Target group

The King's College London Undergraduate Summer School is open to students who are currently, or have been, enrolled in an undergraduate degree programme. We also welcome applications from professionals who have substantial relevant experience in their chosen subject area.

Course aim

By the end of the module, you should have:

Broadened your understanding of the dynamic between the brain and other organs, including the gut, microbiome and placenta;
Gained knowledge of how brain-body interactions may play a role in a variety of psychological and medical conditions;
Gained knowledge of research and clinical methods used in exploring brain-body connections in preclinical models and humans.

Credits info

Not for credit

Fee info

GBP 3675: Also a one off application fee of £60
GBP 0: This module can be taken as a residential programme. The residential module fee is £3375. Students on the residential programme can check into accommodation on the day prior to the start date (Sunday) and will check out on the day after the course ends (Saturday).