The Summer School in Women's Health and Child Health is a three-week course intended to give medical students 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. This is an example timetable for the two-week Women's Health course. Please note that content and timings are subject to change.
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
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.
- Lectures and tutorials
- Practical training
- Visits to key institutions
- 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.