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Pre-University Medical Science (Session 1)

Key information

Subject area:

Summer School

Course type:


Credit level:

Not for credit


2 weeks

Available course dates:

To be confirmed

Course overview

Our Pre-University Summer School courses help prepare you for University. The course offers an in-depth exploration of a subject area at degree level, and improve students’ understanding of university study. Our courses provide insight into the key debates, themes and cutting edge research areas of a subject. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate on group assignments and experience social learning which are central elements of undergraduate study.

The full fee includes 11-nights in King's accommodation.

What does this course cover?

This course explores the relationship between our human physiology and anatomy and several medical conditions. Students will build their 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 course students 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.

There will also be Academic Skills sessions which are designed to equip students with some of the skills that they will need at university, as well as to help them to prepare for their own assignments that they need to pass to complete the course. In addition, all students will participate in the Global Challenge. This interdisciplinary project is structured to help students further in developing essential academic skills (critical, academic reading, independent research skills and writing for different audiences) needed at university. It is also designed to foster students’ collaborative research skills.

What will I achieve?

By the end of the module, you should have:

  • experienced a variety of learning activities typical of first year undergraduate study;
  • built relevant knowledge to support future study in the field of Biomedical and Life Sciences;
  • carried out independent research on a given topic and produced a structured and well supported response to an assignment brief;
  • worked collaboratively in diverse groups to produce a presentation.

Who is this for?

The King's College London Pre-University Summer School is open to high-achieving students who are about to start or who are enrolled in their final two years of high school, and are typically aged 16 and 17. Students must be aged 16 as of 1 September 2022.

How will I be assessed?

Coursework will consist of a written and oral component. Students are required to complete the coursework to be eligible for a certificate.

What is the teaching schedule?

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Group activities
  • Assignments
  • Global Challenge Conference Day
  • Experiential learning in the city
  • Private study

Further information

Our Pre-University Summer School is designed as residential experience, with students living in King’s College London accommodation throughout the course. Students on the residential programme can check into accommodation on the first day (Monday) and will check out on the final day (Friday). This course can be taken on a non-residential basis. Please email for more details.

Course status:

Places available

Full fee £3675

Application Fee £60

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