United Kingdom, Oxford

Medicine **Ages 15-18**

when 7 August 2017 - 21 August 2017
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 3895

**Ages 15-18**

Oxford Summer College is a two week university preparation course held in the heart of Oxford at Somerville College.

Oxford and Cambridge continue to be at the forefront of medical research. Our tutors are involved in some pioneering work that is pushing the boundaries of medical science. This course at the Oxford Summer College will cover some of the fundamental areas of medicine such as genetics and anatomy, as well as exploring the difficult questions of medical ethics including euthanasia and stem-cell research. Students will also look at antibiotics and the current issues surrounding bacterial resistance to antibiotics in modern science.

Topics will include:
o Medical genetics
o Physiology at altitude
o Neuroscience
o Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance
o Cancer
o Evidence-based medicine

Target group

Students aged 15-18 wishing to pursue a degree in medicine at a top university

Course aim

This course provides a thorough grounding in the both the theoretical and practical skills that a scientist needs and encourages students to consider the profound questions that medicine poses.

Fee info

GBP 3895: The course fee covers all tuition, accommodation and meals at St Cross College. It also covers all activities, excursions included in the course and airport transfers between Oxford and London. Flights to and from London are not included.