Medical Case Studies Interactive

Course Synopsis

Are you considering studying medicine at university? Do you have an interest in how the human body functions? By exploring four of the body’s key organs, this course will provide you with knowledge of the logical and progressive approach required by doctors to understand how the body works, how systems can break down, and how to recognise illness and treat it accordingly. Each tutorial will also consider a practical skill that will be vital in your training to become a doctor.

The various case studies encountered throughout this course are designed to get you into the mindset of a doctor, analysing each symptom critically. These case studies will provide useful material for discussions and interviews, which will be of benefit to anyone applying for a medical degree.


What’s Included?

This course consists of 4 X interactive lectures – audio recordings with accompanying presentation material – each taking approximately 1 hour to complete. Our unique, on-demand, interactive delivery system means that students are able to start instantly and work through material at their own pace. The interactive format ensures that the learning process is engaging and enjoyable, with regular quizzes and exams to enable students to check that they are following the topics covered. This courses is available to start instantly online – once enrolled, you can get started straight away.





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Quizzes and Exams



Why Take this Course?

This course is ideal preparation for students thinking of studying medicine at university or medical school, particularly those applying to study medicine in the UK. It provides a mix of academic theory, practical skills training, and applications/careers advice.

Aims and Objectives

  • To understand the basic anatomy of four major organs of the body
  • To learn about the diseases and conditions that can affect these organs, and how doctors recognise them
  • To learn how to think critically to analyse symptoms

Key Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Understand the major functions of the heart, lungs, gut, and eye
  • Consider a series of symptoms and understand how to deal with them
  • Discuss with confidence how each organ is structured so as to perform its function most efficiently


All courses include the following Interactive Tutorial series

Tutorial 1

The Heart

1 - 1.5 hours

This tutorial will explore one of the most important organs within the human body: the heart. It will provide you with information regarding the anatomy of the heart, its functions, and its physiology. The tutorial will end by considering what happens when the heart goes wrong and what the doctor must do in such a situation.

Tutorial 2

The Lungs

1 - 1.5 hours

This tutorial will discuss another organ that is fundamental to life: the lungs. It will take a look at the vital role of the lungs in the process of respiration and the anatomy of the lungs before moving on to discuss their physiology. The tutorial ends with a discussion of lung pathology – the causes, symptoms and treatment of lung disease.

Tutorial 3

The Upper GI Tract

1 - 1.5 hours

This tutorial will take a look at the upper GI Tract which is an essential part of the abdomen. It will consider the GI Tract’s importance in the process of digestion as well as how its functions compliment those of several accessory organs such as the pancreas and liver. As usual, the tutorial will end with a practical consideration of the pathology of the GI Tract and how a doctor should respond to symptoms of anatomical failure.

Tutorial 4

The Eye

1 - 1.5 hours

This tutorial will take a look at one of the most fascinating organs of the human body: the eye. It will cover the eye’s anatomy, physiology and pathology in an attempt to introduce you to the intricate workings of the organ that provides us with our most valued sense.

What’s Included?

All courses contain the following elements:

Interactive Tutorials
Online Quizzes
Access to the discussion forum
Access to all course resources
Certificate of completion

Key Details

Course Pre-Requisites Students should be studying towards their AS/A-level (or equivalent) in at least one science subject
Advanced/fluent level of English
Course Level For students applying to/thinking of applying to university for medicine-related subjects
This course is an area-specific course, designed to expand your medical knowledge
Advanced - not for the faint-hearted!
Fees £29.99
Workload 4 - 6 hours

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