London, United Kingdom

Pre-University The Human Body Online Summer School

online course
when 13 July 2020 - 24 July 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 2300

**For ages 16-18**

This course explores the relationship between our human physiology and anatomy and several medical conditions. You will build your awareness and understanding of how the body functions, looking at the cardiovascular, pulmonary, musculoskeletal and neuroendocrine systems. Health history, diagnostic procedures and current treatments of diseases will be discussed, as well as the management of medical emergencies.

The adaptation of body systems to different environments, such as temperature extremes, mountain altitudes, airplane cabins, hostile conditions of space will also be presented.

During the module you will be exposed to research that seeks to monitor and promote the medical and psychological wellbeing of humans, including the state-of-the-art innovations in telehealth and virtual and augmented realities.

Ideal if you are considering undergraduate study within biomedical and life sciences or medicine, the course comprises approximately 30 contact hours with teaching taking place from Monday to Friday. An indicative timetable will be available shortly and a detailed timetable will be available on KEATS in June 2020.

Course leader

King's Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

Target group

The King's College London Pre-University Summer School is a unique academic and social experience designed for high school students who are enrolled in their final two years of study (typically 16 and 17 years old).

Course aim

By the end of the module, you should have:

1. experienced a variety of learning activities typical of first year undergraduate study

2. built relevant knowledge to support future study in the field of Biomedical and Life Sciences

3. carried out independent research on a given topic and produced a structured and well supported response to an assignment brief

4. worked collaboratively in diverse groups to produce a presentation

Fee info

GBP 2300: Also a one off application fee of £60