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Human Anatomy & Physiology

Key information

Subject area:

Summer School

Course type:


Credit level:



2 weeks

Available course dates:

From: 03 July 2023 To: 14 July 2023
Application deadline: 31 May 2023

Course overview

Summer School modules are designed to be intensive, intellectually-stimulating short courses. They are taught by King’s academics in academic disciplines where King's has expertise. Classes are very international with students from all around the globe learning together.

Each module is 150 study hours comprising intensive teaching, independent study and group work and is examined to university standards. Comparable to an in-semester 15-credit King’s undergraduate module and therefore typically awarded 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS, many summer students ask their home institution to award them external credit for their King's summer module to use towards their degree programme when they return home.

What does this course cover?

The module will provide the students with an understanding of the basic human anatomy and physiology. The students will learn the coupling of structure with function through a series of lectures, tutorials and practicals.

The use of computer-assisted learning (Anatomy & Physiology Online, Primal Pictures) during tutorial sessions will enable the students to learn using virtual 3D representations taken from the Visible Human data set. Furthermore, the Anatomy & Physiology Online software will allow self-assessment in preparation for the final module examination. There will be 2 sessions in the dissection room to facilitate learning about the skeleton and the cardiovascular system. 

What will I achieve?

On completion of the course the students should be able to demonstrate basic anatomical knowledge of the human being with particular detail in the musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems. Students should be able to demonstrate understanding of systems physiology with particular detail in muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems. 

Who is this for?

The King's College London Undergraduate Summer School is open to students who are currently, or have been, enrolled in an undergraduate degree programme. We also welcome applications from professionals who have substantial relevant experience in their chosen subject area.

You should ensure that you are eligible to apply before you submit your application by checking our academic and English language entry criteria.

How will I be assessed?


  • In class multiple choice test (50%)
  • Essay 1500 words (50%)

What is the teaching schedule?

Taught on-campus 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday

Course status:


Full fee £2400

Application Fee £60

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