MEDICINE: APPLICATIONS

SAMPLE PROGRAMME:

Each programme is bespoke and specifically tailored to the needs and interests of the individual student; however, the modules below will provide a general picture of a typical programme created for a sixth form student applying to study medicine.

 

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UNIVERSITY APPLICATIONS PATHWAY

The aim of this module is  to provide some insight into the medical course, while also preparing students for the trickiest interview questions.

Rigorously academic institutions (esp. Oxbridge) will expect you to appreciate  the material covered by all the courses listed below.


It is difficult to anticipate the breadth of material admissions tutors may spring upon students, but this might include: data interpretation, neuroscience, genetics, circulation, respiration, immunity, and evolution. 

University Selection

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Anatomy

 

Often overlooked in A-Levels syllabi, anatomy is a key part of your interview arsenal. These sessions will focus on the head and neck, in particular on cranial nerves and muscles of the face.


Useful expansions may include a deeper understanding of the heart and chest cavity as a link with current studies;

 

Medical science

 

These sessions would provide you with an insight into recent breakthroughs in cancer research, tissue engineering, biomechanics, and integrated technology.

You will also be introduced to the theoretical approach behind a range of laboratory techniques in your field of interest.
 

Pathology 1: Immunology

 

You will develop a deeper understanding of the defences our body has to protect against infection, such as:

- Lymphocytes in detail

- Complement cascade

- the roles of cytokines such as interleukins
 

Pathology 2: infectious disease

 

You will gain an in-depth understanding of diseases which are superficially  mentioned in your A-Levels syllabus.

 

 but with a much greater level of detail. Material may include HIV, TB, malaria, creutzfeldt jakob, ringworm/aspergilloma,
prions, and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy.

 

Pharmacology

 

In these sessions you will learn about key pharmacological concepts. 


How can we treat diseases of interest? What is the BNF?  What do we do in cases of overdoses, anaphylaxis, and asthma? How do different drugs work?

 

At the end of the sessions, there will also be the option to learn more about the biochemistry behind different drugs.
 

Data Interpretation

 

You will practice blind graph interpretation, including:

 

- Dose-response curves, oxygen-saturation curves inc. decreasing affinity in Bohr shift  and higher affinity in foetal haemoglobin);

- Inspection of medical charts, ECGs, X-Rays, fundus photography (and other test results)  


- Interpretation of genetic pedigrees to determine a pattern of inheritance;

 

ACADEMIC PATHWAY

The aim of this module is  to provide some insight into the medical course, while also preparing students for the trickiest interview questions.

Rigorously academic institutions (esp. Oxbridge) will expect you to appreciate  the material covered by all the courses listed below.


It is difficult to anticipate the breadth of material admissions tutors may spring upon students, but this might include: data interpretation, neuroscience, genetics, circulation, respiration, immunity, and evolution. 

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All of our programmes​ are entirely bespoke: what you saw above was just an example. 

 

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