Pick up the fundamentals of medical science – and how to innovate beyond its boundaries – as you develop and pitch your own solution to a real-life medical problem.
Project Based Learning
13-15 year olds
14 days commencing:
Could you be the reason someone’s heart keeps beating? What an incentive to study medical sciences with us! By learning key concepts and considering recent breakthroughs in areas such as genetics or emergency medicine, the potential is real.
Build solid industry knowledge, develop the teamwork essential to succeeding in this field and learn how to draft, develop and pitch your ideas to experts. Our Medical Sciences course mixes theory with interactive project work for an engaging, enriching experience.
Whether it’s visiting institutes like the Wellcome Trust or presenting to industry experts, you’ll leave with the skills and aptitude to succeed in a range of careers from epidemiology to clinal medicine and beyond.
On our project-based courses, you will work on a group project which is defined by your tutor and based on a complex real-life problem. Each course will have a theme which connects all subjects, to encourage collaboration between groups and peer feedback. In taught sessions, your tutor will equip you with the practical subject knowledge required to address the problem you have been assigned, and you will take ownership of your project during group work facilitated by teaching assistants. To learn from industry experts, you will also visit companies, innovators, and experts to immerse you in the current issues defining your subject area and the overall course theme. Your course will culminate in group presentation to peers, staff and external experts.
Discover the best of British culture and beyond to find out what makes Great Britain so great by visiting all of its wonderful landmarks on foot, by bike or via the tube. Hop on to London’s infamous tube system, and explore trendy Shoreditch (with its delicious eateries and boutique shops), visit Camden market for some vintage finds, or stroll along the Thames and watch the sunset behind the London Eye. Wherever you choose, you’re sure to be captivated by the city’s atmospheric charm.
Our programme of social events and excursions are designed to really integrate you into London life and introduce you to the most significant sites in Britain. But don’t worry, you’ll have free time to explore the sites that appeal to you as well, or just find a cosy cafe to enjoy a coffee with new friends.
"My tutors were amazing! They gave us advice but they let us do whatever we wanted in our project (they are super cool with super cool ideas) – thanks Anne and Max."
"The best thing about the Medicine course was the interactivity of the lectures. My tutor was really interested in the subject, so I always felt like I could go up to her and ask her questions, whether they were about what we were learning or about other areas of biotechnology."
"Meeting different kinds of people in Oxford Summer Courses, and actually finding the familiarity of home in each and everyone made realize that I could have a future outside my home country. "
"The teachers are very inclusive as the teaching groups are small. It is also refreshing to see everyone in the class as passionate as I am."
London calling! What’s not to love about the capital- you can cruise down the River Thames, learn about high fashion history at the V&A, and eat at some of the country’s top restaurants all in one day. London is home to a plethora of cultures and industries, with start-ups from around the world making it their office address. It is the perfect place to get a head start in your area of interest, while experiencing all that a multicultural capital city has to offer. The fun doesn’t end, and neither does the learning.
You will be staying in Garden Halls, in modern single rooms occupied by university students during the academic year. It is right in the centre of London, at walking distance from King’s Cross Station, which means that countless attractions, museums and restaurants are at an easy reach.
You’ll experience some of London’s best local restaurants and cafes, as well as a lovely formal dinner on the last night of your course.
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