Oxford College | Ages 15 - 17
Designed for budding medical enthusiasts, our two week Medicine course will expand your horizons and equip you with the knowledge and skills crucial for a future in healthcare. Immerse yourself in the world of medical pathologies, procedures and practices, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the filled. Engage in through-provoking discussions on contemporary medical issues, honing your critical thinking abilities and broadening your own perspectives.
But it’s not just about theory; we focus on soft skills, too! Develop essential qualities like empathy, communication and teamwork, which are fundamental for providing exceptional patient care.
You will also take part in a certified First Aid training course, acquire life-saving skills, and participate in cutting-edge virtual reality medical simulations that take you into the heart of hospitals and prepare you for real-world challenges. Led by experienced medical professionals, our interactive sessions offer you a genuine glimpse into the world of medicine.
Join us at SBC this summer and lay the foundation for a future dedicated to healing and saving lives!
✔ 25 hours of subject-specific academic content per week with an experienced subject tutor, delivered through interactive seminars and hands-on practical workshops
✔ Opportunities to apply and share this knowledge with your peers through dynamic group projects, culminating in the end-of-the-week Time to Shine Ceremony
✔ An action-packed programme of guest speakers and industry experiences each week designed to give you first-hand insight into your chosen field
✔ Dedicated academic coaching sessions designed to support you in applying for a UK university, whether that’s writing a personal statement or preparing for a presentation
✔ Numerous opportunities throughout your academic program to develop your English language skills, whether that’s building vocabulary to talk about your subject, or developing your speaking skills to present your Time To Shine project
Subject + skills + language = success
At the core of our student-centered academic approach is a commitment to nurturing not just your subject knowledge, but also your communication, critical thinking, and collaboration skills through interactive lectures, dynamic seminars, and hands-on practical workshops.
We also emphasise the development of your public speaking and teamwork through group work and our Time to Shine projects. And finally, our programme of engaging guest speakers and industry experiences brings real-world relevance to your learning. This immersive learning journey will empower you with the skills you need for success in the 21st century.
Over the course of this two-week programme, you will:
In this foundational module, students will embark on a comprehensive exploration of the medical sciences. They’ll delve into the fundamental concepts of human anatomy, physiology, and biology. Through interactive lectures and hands-on laboratory activities, students will gain a strong understanding of the human body’s structure and function. They’ll also learn about the principles of medical ethics and the importance of patient care.
Module 2 focuses on clinical skills and patient care. Students will learn essential skills for patient assessment, including taking medical histories, conducting physical examinations, and understanding diagnostic tests. They will also explore the principles of evidence-based medicine and the role of communication in healthcare. Through practical workshops and simulations, students will develop their clinical skills and gain insights into the compassionate and ethical care of patients.
In this module, students will have the opportunity to explore various medical specializations. They’ll delve into fields such as cardiology, neurology, paediatrics, and surgery. Through guest lectures, field visits to medical facilities, and discussions with healthcare professionals, students will gain a deeper understanding of the diverse career paths within the medical field. They’ll also have the chance to participate in medical research projects and presentations, expanding their knowledge and exposure to the ever-evolving world of medicine.
Over the two-week programme, you will participate in two Time To Shine Projects.
Week One: Medical Case Study and Diagnosis
In the first week’s “Time to Shine” project, students will work collaboratively to analyze and diagnose complex medical cases. Each student or group will be presented with a detailed medical case history, including symptoms and medical test results. They will research possible diagnoses, develop treatment plans, and present their findings to their peers as if they were medical professionals. This project not only reinforces medical knowledge but also promotes critical thinking, teamwork, and effective communication in a clinical context.
Week Two: Health Promotion Campaign
In the second week’s “Time to Shine” project, students will design and implement a Health Promotion Campaign focused on a specific health issue. They will choose a topic such as nutrition, mental health, or disease prevention and develop a comprehensive campaign to raise awareness and encourage healthy behaviours within the school community. Students will create informative materials, organise health-related events or workshops, and measure the impact of their campaign. This project emphasizes the importance of preventive medicine and public health while nurturing skills in health advocacy, communication, and community engagement.
Develop your public speaking skills. Share your passion. Inspire your classmates.
Today, giving great presentations are a vital skill for achieving academic and professional success. Our programmes reflect this by having the ‘art of presenting’ at the heart of their content, and allow you to discover new confidence when using English in public situations.
It’s more than just a chance to enhance your public speaking skills, though; it’s an opportunity for you to share your passion and subject knowledge with your fellow classmates. Through your presentations, you will become sources of inspiration, and encourage others to delve deeper into your subject.
|Start Date||End Date||Duration||Price|
|Sunday 30th June 2024||Saturday 13th July 2024||2 Weeks||£5,995|
|Sunday 14th July 2024||Saturday 27th July 2024||2 Weeks||£5,995|
|Sunday 28th July 2024||Saturday 10th August 2024||2 Weeks||£5,995|
Although Medicine is an academically rigorous programme, our compassionate teachers can modify the level of difficulty according to the students’ comfort with English and ability to absorb new information. At SBC we do all we can to keep students on task and to provide a supportive environment.
A minimum level of B2 is advised in order to participate effectively in Medicine.
Every student receives a certificate of completion during the graduation ceremony which we organise at the conclusion of the two-week course.
Students are provided with a great range of SBC materials made by our very own academic team.
Although students needn’t bring notebooks or folders to class, students are urged to bring their own pens.
My experience here has helped me a lot with my academic progress, firstly because medicine is not something I can study in high school and it is what I want to pursue at University and I was able to have an overview of what I want to do in life. I got a deeper knowledge of specific subjects like biology and chemistry. We also had lectures from professors and other med students that helped me understand how my life could be in a year’s time.
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