Medicine at Cambridge College
Cambridge College | Ages 15 - 17
In our Medicine course, students will develop practical skills, medical knowledge and English language ability as they start their journey to becoming a doctor, or work in the health industry. Additionally, students will receive practical advice on studying Medicine at university, as well as taking part in full First Aid training during the course. Beyond medical theory and practice, we look at the role of Medicine in a wider, ethical context to develop students’ critical thinking skills and understanding of important issues in public health.
Throughout the course students will run through hypothetical and practical situations, to develop their ability to identify symptoms, analyse findings and diagnose their patients. This includes the completion of a recognised First Aid course, as part of our Time to Shine programme. In addition, our Medicine students will work together to research key issues and trends in 21st century Medicine, draw conclusions, and present their cases to their peers. In doing so, students will develop key skills in presenting their own ideas and forming clear, cogent arguments.
This module looks at two of the most important fields in the study of medicine: physiology, i.e. the organisation of the body, and pharmacology, i.e. how the body reacts to pharmaceutical products. Understanding the effect that a medicinal drug can have on the body, and how the body responds to the medicinal drug, is a core principle of medicine.
Pathology is the study of the origin and influence of diseases and illnesses on human physiology. This module looks at how and why illness occurs, and what contemporary medicine understands to be the best remedies.
First Aid is the immediate response and treatment given to someone suffering a minor or serious injury or illness. During this practical module students will undertake a recognised First Aid course with a specialist First Aid Trainer.
Modules are given for example purposes and are subject to change.