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.
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.
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