By Meg Carter, Postgraduate Education Administrator, Imperial College London
The Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London is taking its successful summer school online for 2021. This July brings the best of Imperial teaching home to wherever you are in the world, whilst earning optional study credits (7.5 ECTS).
The academic theme this year is Pandemic Imperial and each week, students will explore in depth the different dimensions of a pandemic from populations, point mutations to patients. Imperial’s scientists and doctors will share their approaches to this pandemic (and the next one) through an interactive and active learning experience.
Most live online teaching sessions will take from 9am until 1pm (BST) and will use a range of activities to promote active learning and will include scenario-based learning, workshops, demonstrations, walk-through exercises, presentations, interactive panel talks, team challenges and curated discussion forums.
In addition to the teaching sessions there will be guest lectures carried out by some of our world-renowned academics who have been at the forefront of Imperial’s COVID-19 research, including Professor Wendy Barclay, Professor Neil Ferguson, and Professor Robin Shattock.
To be eligible to attend, students must be at least 18 years or have recently completed their undergraduate degree. They also need to have a certain level of English and that they have passed at least one undergraduate module in a bioscience subject. There is no specific requirement for their grades; however, an enthusiasm to learn more about the subject is a must! Places are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.
As a special incentive, all LKCMedicine students who would like to attend will receive a £500 ($926) discount on the tuition fee. To find out more please visit the Revolutions in Biomedicine – Online Summer School website.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more about this year’s Summer School please email Meg Carter – [email protected].