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Pre-University Summer School Human Body (Module)

Module description

This course explores the relationship between our human physiology and anatomy and several medical conditions. You will build your 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 module you 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.

Ideal if you are considering undergraduate study within biomedical and life sciences or medicine, the course comprises approximately 30 contact hours with teaching taking place from Monday to Friday. 

Learning outcomes and objectives

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

Staff information

Taught by the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, King’s College London

Teaching pattern

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Group activities
  • Assignments
  • Private study

Module assessment - more information

Assessment will consist of a written and oral component.

Key information

Module code 0ZSS0166

Credit level 4

Assessment coursework presentation/s

Credit value Students who complete this course will receive a certificate of participation rather than course credits.

Semester summer session 2

Study abroad module No