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Women's Health and Child Health (Module)

Module description

Seize the opportunity to explore the fields of obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatrics as potential career choices. Through their interactions with consultants, junior doctors, nurses, therapists, specialists and families, students will experience what it is like to work in pioneering health and research centres. The use of simulation facilities enables students to learn important practical skills prior to their clinical attachments in medical school.

This Summer School will consist of a minimum of 45 contact hours with teaching taking place between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday.

The 2019 programme can be found here.

A detailed timetable will be available on KEATS in June 2020.

Learning outcomes and objectives

By the end of the course, you should have:

  • learnt about effective communication including history taking skills and examination techniques
  • practised clinical skills by rotating amongst various simulated experiences and learnt on simulation mannequins
  • engaged in some of the day-to-day hospital activities by being allocated to a variety of clinics throughout the Evelina Children's, St Thomas' and Guy's Hospitals

Staff information

The Women's Health course is two weeks long, and is taught by members of the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and Consultant Gynaecologists at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

The Child Health course is one week long, and is supported by Consultant Paediatricians at Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

Teaching pattern

  • Lectures and tutorials
  • Seminars
  • Practical training
  • Visits to key institutions
  • Simulations
  • Clinical attendance

Module assessment - more information

Students will have the opportunity to present their work in front of a panel at the a final presentation and feedback session.

Key information

Module code ONCO1ZSSSBC

Credit level 5

Assessment coursework practical/s presentation/s

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

Semester summer session 1

Study abroad module No