An Introduction to Medicine Interactive

Course Synopsis

Do you have an interest in health and the human body? Are you considering a career in medicine? Or are you just curious and want to find out exactly what doctors do? The scope of medicine is extremely broad and varied – no two jobs in medicine are the same.

If you’re wondering whether to study Medicine at University and want to know a bit more about what a medical degree involves, as well as the different career paths that can be followed, then ORA Prep’s Introduction to Medicine course is for you.

This 4-tutorial programme is designed to give you an overview of the different disciplines involved in studying for a medical degree, helping you to make an informed and careful decision on whether or not to apply for Medicine. You will be introduced to the major topics that are likely to be covered in a first year university course as well as the major areas of medicine in which you can specialise later on in your studies, offering an insight into what studying medicine is like as well as giving you material to bolster your application. You will also take a closer look at the respiratory system, using it as a case study for medical analysis. See below for a detailed breakdown of the topics covered in the different tutorials.

 

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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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 develop an insight into what studying Medicine at university is like
  • To gain an understanding of the type of work carried out by doctors and medical practitioners
  • To gain useful material to help you in university applications and interviews

Key Learning Outcomes

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

  • Understand the various pathways that a medical degree can take
  • Talk with confidence about why you want to do a medical degree
  • Gain an insight into fundamental concepts of Medicine

Syllabus

All courses include the following Interactive Tutorial series

Tutorial 1

Medicine, Health, and Disease

1-1.5hrs

This tutorial will address the major questions that you, as a potential doctor, will be asking: Is medicine for me? What is involved in studying medicine? What are some of the common specialities and careers? It will then move on to tackle the broader questions that have challenged doctors since the advent of medicine itself: what are health and disease?

Tutorial 2

Communication, Cultural Consideration, and Ethics

1-1.5hrs

There is always a huge emphasis on the ‘science’ of medicine, but we also cannot underestimate the importance of the ‘art’ of medicine, such as being sensitive to a person’s needs and concerns, gathering a comprehensive understanding of their situation and giving clear information about diagnosis, treatment options and management. This tutorial will therefore provide you with an understanding of the importance of good communication in medicine, get you to appreciate the framework for approaching an ethical issue, and will increase your awareness of social and cultural differences.

Tutorial 3

The Respiratory System and Asthma

1-1.5hrs

In the past 24 hours, you breathed in and out about 200,000 times. In a lifetime, you will have taken more than half a billion breaths. But have you ever stopped to wonder how our bodies keep breathing? Breathing is a basic human need which we tend to take for granted, unaware of its utmost importance in the body, until we experience problems with it. This tutorial will guide you through the respiratory system and its potential problems and will teach you some of the key components of a basic medical examination.

Tutorial 4

Anatomy and Surgery

1-1.5hrs

This tutorial will focus on a common case that you might see in a general surgical ward: a patient who comes to the doctor with abdominal pain. The tutorial will lead you through how a doctor would go about helping the patient by examining the anatomy of the abdomen, looking at the symptoms and diagnoses of abdominal pain, and by considering the appendix and its related illness: appendicitis.

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 Fluent/Advanced Level of English
General interest in science and the desire to learn more!
Course Level Aimed at: Students applying/thinking of applying to university
This course is a taster course, designed to introduce students to the topic of Medicine
Difficulty level: Moderate
Fees £29.99
Workload 4 - 6 hours

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