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Psychology: The Mind & Body

Key information

Subject area:

Summer School


Course type:

Summer


Credit level:

4


Duration:

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?

This module will give you a deeper understanding of the complex bi-directional relationship between the mind and the body. We will explore how different parts of the body, such as the gut, influence the development and function of the brain, and in turn, how the brain exerts influence over the body. We will focus on a range of psychological and medical conditions, including autism, Parkinson's, chronic pain, depression, and more.

You will learn how to design research projects to study the brain-body connection and what novel discoveries have recently been uncovered in this fascinating and fast paced field of study.

What will I achieve?

By the end of the module, you should have: -Broadened your understanding of the dynamic between the brain and other organs, including the gut, microbiome and placenta. -Gained knowledge of how brain-body interactions may play a role in a variety of psychological and medical conditions -Gained knowledge of research and clinical methods used in exploring brain-body connections in preclinical models and humans. 

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?

Assessment for the module will consist of:

  • One essay 1,500 words (50%)
  • Group presentation (40%) 
  • Multiple choice questions (10%)

What is the teaching schedule?

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

Course status:

Places available

Full fee £2400

Application Fee £60

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