Heart disease is the leading cause of death globally and kills 17.3 million people every year. How can we use cutting-edge medicine to stop it?

The course

Take this course and you’ll learn how medicine is fighting back against the biggest killer in the world.

You and your team, guided by our expert tutors, will need to come up with an innovative solution to stop this epidemic.

You’ll visit Barts Pathology Museum and the Royal College of Physicians to hear from experts leading the fight against some of the world’s deadliest diseases.

Project based learning

At Oxford Summer Courses we are committed to giving you the best academic experiences to support and advance your understanding and skills within your field of study. Our tutors are all at the top of their field and, for our courses in London, they use a project-based learning method of teaching. This method means that you will have hands-on experience to investigate and engage with your subject, while actively exploring a topic and responding to key issues and questions related to this area. With the support of your tutor, fellow students and industry experts you will begin your journey to become an expert in your field.

Your future

You’ll build your knowledge of what it means to study Medicine at university and get an insight into how leading doctors and scientists work. You’ll get also learn more about the types of skills you’ll need to develop for your future dream career as a doctor or scientist.

Course Lead


Antonio did his graduate studies on Genetics and Biotechnology at the Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD) in Portugal where he took a keen interest in stem cells, cell fate and evolution.

Following that he decided to do a Master's in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology at the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL). For his project he came to the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics in Oxford to work under the supervision of Dr. Shankar Srinivas, doing live-imaging on mouse embryos pre-gastrulation. He stayed in the Srinivas lab where he's currently pursuing a DPhil in Cardiovascular Sciences funded by the British Heart Foundation, investigating early heart development and how cardiac tissue first starts to contract in the embryo. Part of my research involves the use of different organisms to investigate which mechanisms are conserved throughout evolution or how they might have evolved.

He currently also works as a tutor in Anatomy and Development at Balliol College, Oxford.

His interests include microscopy, embryology, epigenetics, cell fate and evolution

Course Location

Experience London's cutting edge healthcare scene and the companies making medical breakthroughs

London has been at the heart of many modern medical advances, and today it is a hub for cutting-edge research. During you will draw inspiration from historical pioneers at the UK's oldest operating theatre and the Royal College of Physicians.

You'll also have the opportunity to visit venues at the forefront of science, such as the collection of biomedical research charity the Wellcome Trust so that you can tackle the heart disease epidemic head-on! (British Heart Foundation TBC)

You won't only get to see the forefront of science and cutting edge medicine, you'll also get the chance to se it's past with a trip to Europe's oldest operating theatre, where medical experiments and presentations were carried out in Victorian times.

Course Experts

KATHERINE MIDDLETON: Artificial Intelligence Medical Expert - Babylon Health

After graduating from Oxford University with a degree in Medicine, Katherine entered the world of healthcare and practiced as a medical doctor with generalist experience, predominantly in Emergency Medicine.

She now works in digital health focusing on developing innovative and clinically valid features for digital health users, using artificial intelligence and cutting-edge systems.

Katherine also has a strong interest in space Medicine, and is the co-founder of Human Spaceflight Capitalisation Office (HUSCO) working to help advance and facilitate UK spaceflight research.

Prices and Dates

2 week courses: £4,195

  • 1st July to 14th July 2018 - London (15-17 year olds)
  • 15th July to 28th July 2018 - London (15-17 year olds)

4 week courses: £7,895

  • 1st July to 28th July 2018 - London (15-17 year olds)

Included in the price is:

  • All teaching, including tutorials and small group seminars
  • Accommodation, breakfast and evening meals every day
  • All activities and excursions

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance.