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Pre-University Summer School Medicine (Module)

Module description

This course is designed to provide high school students with a valuable insight into life as a medical student and a doctor. King’s Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine is one of the largest and most successful centres for research and education in the UK. This course offers students the chance to broaden their understanding of the study of medicine and the wide variety of career options within health and healthcare. 

This course will consist of approximately 40 contact hours with teaching taking place from Monday to Friday. This is the 2018 timetable but please note that content and timings are subject to change.

Learning outcomes and objectives

By the end of the module, you should have:

  • experienced a variety of learning activities typical of a first year undergraduate degree in Medicine
  • built on your existing knowledge of core elements covered in a first year undergraduate degree in Medicine
  • 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

Dr Virginia Kamvissi-Lorenz, Specialised Internist & Senior Research Associate, Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, King's College London 

Teaching pattern

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Practical training
  • Course excursion
  • Group activities
  • Private study

Module assessment - more information

Assessment will consist of a written and oral component.

Key information

Module code 4ZSS9004

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