Bristol, United Kingdom

Biomedical Sciences Lab

when 7 July 2024 - 27 July 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee GBP 3395

Gain practical skills in the life sciences and health sciences. You'll be completing supervised experiments and research in small groups in the teaching laboratories at one of the UK's leading research institutions.

Course leader

Dr Kiah Tasman and colleagues from the immediate School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience and wider Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Bristol

Target group

Students currently studying at undergraduate level: medicine, pre-med, health sciences, biomedical sciences, biological sciences or aligned subjects

Course aim

This course aims to help you explore scientific techniques to promote your understanding of biomedical sciences and become more confident in carrying out experiments and analysing data. The unit will also develop your skills in scientific communication and critical analysis.

This summer school focuses on three main academic themes: biomedical sciences techniques, exploring the systems of the body, and clinical and scientific inquiry.

As well as completing supervised experiments, you will create, plan, carry out and analyse a short research project. Over three weeks you will complete lab sessions focused on:

- Biochemistry
- DNA workshop
- Histology
- Microbiology
- Neuroscience
- Pharmacology
- Physiology
- Developing your communication and teamwork skills
- Learning advanced techniques in scientific presentation and tissue preparation
- Undertaking project design and problem solving
- Learning about human physiological recordings.

Note that some of these sessions include the use of animal tissue.

The summer school also includes research-based lectures from our expert faculty members and networking sessions with faculty members, postgraduate students, and technicians.

Credits info

10 EC
Upon successful completion of the programme students will receive 10 University of Bristol academic credits, suggested as equivalent to 5 ECTS or 3 US semester credits.

Fee info

GBP 3395: The programme fee includes:
- All tuition, teaching materials and a transcript
- Lab consumables, site materials, or community workshop costs when applicable
- Single-room accommodation in a University of Bristol residence
- A half-board meal package (breakfast and dinner) throughout your stay
- An exciting leisure and social programme, including weekend trips
- A team of student leaders and 24/7 welfare support


A 10% discount is available to University of Bristol Study Abroad partners, applicants from International Partnership Universities and any students who apply by the early-bird deadline of 1st March 2024.

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