Medicine stream GSS

The Faculty of Medicine

Department of Life Sciences

The Medicine and Life Sciences stream aims to provide insights into degrees and careers within medicine and the life sciences, whether as a doctor or as a researcher, through a series of lectures 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. You will also be taught clinical skills at one of Imperial’s affiliated hospitals.

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.

Typical Programme Content

The programme is taught Monday to Friday from 09.30 to 16.30, including one hour for lunch.

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

*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.