Medicine and Life Sciences

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The Medicine and Life Sciences stream aims to provide insights into degrees and careers in medicine and the life sciences, whether as a doctor or as a researcher, through a series of laboratory, computer and practical sessions.

The classroom-based programme is accompanied by hands-on sessions in our labs and workshops, where you will use real equipment and learn a range of relevant practical skills, under the supervision of our teaching staff and academic mentors.

In 2018, students spent two days focussing on epidemiology with the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, learning vital research and programming skills. Students spent a day at one of Imperial’s affiliated teaching hospitals, learning clinical skills from leading health professionals; and a day studying the physiology of the urinary system through case studies and practical experiments.

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Find out more about the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial

Faculty of Medicine

Find out more about the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial

Department of Life Sciences

2019 programme

On this stream, you will*:

  • Learn the basics of the computer programming language ‘R'
  • Conduct practical experiments, collect and analyse data
  • Learn real clinical skills at a teaching hospital
  • Encounter new concepts and systems in lecture-led teaching sessions
  • Work as part of a team to analyse case studies and construct a genogram

See here for a Sample timetable

Teaching days (Monday – Friday) typically run from 9:30 to 4:30 with one hour for lunch.

*Please note the above information is meant as a guide and applicants should be aware that the academic programme is subject to change from year to year.  We are currently in the process of organising the academic sessions for the 2019 Global Summer School. Please email us if you have any questions about the academic sessions or any other aspect of the programme. 

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