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Two Introduction to Medicine students in a lesson at SBC Canford
  • Course Length: 2 weeks
  • Additional Cost: £145 per week
  • Hours of Tuition: 15 hours per week (2 x 90 minutes per day; 5 days a week)
  • Class Size: Maximum 15 students
  • Age Range: 11 to 15 years
  • English Level Required: Intermediate and above
  • Key Skills Developed: Medical knowledge, research skills, presentation and problem-solving skills
  • Suitable For: Future study in Medicine, Dentistry, and Sports Science.
  • Please note that this course is only available in weeks 1-4.

Download a summary of the Introduction to Medicine course here.

Two Introduction to Medicine students in a lesson at SBC Canford
Two female and one male student sat in an Introduction to Medicine class

Why Choose Introduction to Medicine?

Introduction to Medicine introduces students to the theory and practical skills needed to become a doctor, dentist, sports scientist or other healthcare specialist. Designed for students aged between 11 and 15, this programme provides students with their first step towards a future career in Medicine.

Two students listening to their tutor in an Introduction to Medicine lesson

What You’ll Learn

The Introduction to Medicine programme acquaints students with key considerations in the study of Medicine, such as: what pathologies are and how they are treated; how medicine is applied in emergency situations; what ethical considerations there are in the treatment of patients; and what students need to do in order to study Medicine at university level. As part of the Introduction to Medicine programme, all students will complete in a full first-aid training course.

Two students listening to their tutor in an Introduction to Medicine lesson
Two female students researching on the computer

How You’ll Learn: Time to Shine

The Introduction to Medicine programme is taught through both traditional classroom and learning and Time to Shine teamwork projects. These fun and communicative Time to Shine projects involve students collaborating to research key issues in the field of Medicine (such as innovations in technologies and procedures at the vanguard of Medicine), before turning their research into keynote speeches for presentation in front of their fellow students.

What You’ll Take Way

The objective of Introduction to Medicine is for our students to feel better informed about what it is like to study Medicine in higher education, as well as for them to develop key practical medical skills, including being equipped and qualified to give First Aid response. Students will furthermore develop broader 21st century skills, such as communication skills, collaboration skills, critical thinking skills, research skills and presentation skills.