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Pre-University Medical Science (Session 1)

Key information

Subject area:

Summer School

Course type:


Credit level:

Not for credit


1 week

Available course dates:

From: 03 July 2023 To: 07 July 2023
Application deadline: 31 May 2023

Course overview

Pre-University Summer School courses help prepare students for university. The course offers an in-depth exploration of a subject area at degree-level and improves 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.

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.

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 before the start date of their course.

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?

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

Course status:

Places available

Full fee £2900

Application Fee £60

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