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Medical Programme

Welcome to the David Game College Medical & Life Sciences Programme. This course is a joint venture between David Game College and Clinical Network International (CNI) run by Dr A. Iqbal, a medical consultant at the Medway Maritime Hospital in the United Kingdom.

University admissions are fiercely competitive. Successful candidates need to have an outstanding academic record as well as demonstrate exceptional commitment when applying for courses such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and scientific related disciplines. A specialist course is being offered to boost your chances of securing your first choice medical or dental school.

In addition to core medical courses, the programme also prepares students who wish to study a life science subject at leading universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, and UCL. Entry standards for life sciences subjects into Oxbridge, Imperial and UCL can be high as those for medical studies.

The Medical Programme also advises on preparing students who may wish to apply to Medical Schools in the United States, in particular Ivy League universities such as Harvard, John Hopkins, Stanford and Yale. Naturally, these institutions are extremely competitive and command significant financial resources. David Game College has experience of placing students in foreign universities, especially in the United States.

Key Features of the Medical and Life Sciences Programme

The programme has two elements:

  1. Core clinical: 10 lectures  are delivered over 6 months on medical topics that also related to the specification
  2. Life sciences: 10 lectures on medically-related topics and other interesting areas of life sciences, such as cell biology & molecular biology, genomics, neurology, immunology and parasitology.

The course will also run special seminars on:

  • Preparation for UKCAT & BMAT aptitude tests
  • Medical Interviews (conventional and MMI)

Core Clinical Lecture Topics:

  1. Cardiology
  2. Respiratory
  3. Neurology
  4. Endocrinology
  5. Gastroenterology
  6. Infection & Antibiotics
  7. Genetics
  8. Radiology & Medical Physics
  9. The National Health Service
  10. Medical Ethics & Law

Duration: 7 Months

Delegates attend one session a month lasting 4 hours in which they are lectured by an expert medical consultant.

Time & Venue: 10am – 2pm. David Game College, Large Lecture Theatre, 31 Jewry Street, London, EC3N 2ET.

Dates

  • Saturday 7th October 2017 – Course Introduction
  • Saturday 25th November 2017 – Cardiology
  • Saturday 16th December 2018 – Respiratory medicine
  • Saturday 13th January 2018   – Neurology & Endocrinology
  • Saturday 10th February 2018  - Gastroenterology, Infection & Antibiotics
  • Saturday 17th March 2018  -  Genetics, Radiology & Medical Physics
  • Saturday 7th April 2018  – The NHS & Medical Ethics

Course Fee: £450.00

Course Benefits
This specialist course has been designed to boost your examination grades, deepen your knowledge of various clinical specialities, re-enforce A-Level knowledge and serves as evidence to demonstrate your interest in pursuing medical and scientific careers.

You will be taught how to exercise your knowledge which will prove vastly beneficial at interviews and higher study. Clinical facets of these topics will be taught to improve your knowledge of human health and scientific advancements. You will gain an insight into cutting edge knowledge and interact with academic papers which will place you at an advantageous position when applying for university.

OUTLINE OF CORE LECTURE TOPICS: Cardiology

Cardiovascular science is a major component of your A-Level syllabus. Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality and a source of huge scientific interest and research. In this session, you will be taught:

  • Anatomy of the heart
  • The cardiac cycle
  • The electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Arrhythmias
  • Ischaemic heart disease
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Valvular disease
  • Key cutting-edge research papers in the field of cardiology

OUTLINE OF CORE LECTURE TOPICS: Respiratory

Respiratory physiology is frequently examined in A-level examinations and is an important clinical topic as more and more people are affected by respiratory conditions in the UK. In this session, you will be taught:

  • Respiratory anatomy and physiology
  • Lung function tests including tidal volumes, vital capacity
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Pulmonary emboli

OUTLINE OF CORE LECTURE TOPICS: Neurology

Neuroscience is a fascinating branch of medicine with complex scientific enigmas yet to be solved. In this session, you will be taught:

  • Brain anatomy
  • Spinal anatomy
  • Action potential
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Stroke
  • Cranial nerves

OUTLINE OF CORE LECTURE TOPICS: Endocrinology

A wide range of endocrinopathies affect patients in many ways. Hormones regulate a multitude of bodily functions and so have systemic effects on the body. In this session, you will be taught:

  • Endocrine axes
  • Hormones
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Diabetes
  • SIADH
  • Sodium regulation

OUTLINE OF CORE LECTURE TOPICS: Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology is a major component of biology examinations. It is important to have a strong grasp of this body system. In this session, you will be taught:

  • The gastrointestinal tract anatomy
  • GI physiology
  • Oesophageal disorders
  • Stomach disorders
  • Intestinal disorders
  • Liver pathology & alcohol-related liver disease

OUTLINE OF CORE LECTURE TOPICS: Infection and Antibiotics

Immunology is a remarkably fascinating field of medicine. The innate and acquired immune systems are commonly examined in exams and frequently tested in academic interviews. In this session, you will be taught:

  • Immune system physiology
  • T cells & B cells
  • Inflammation
  • Antibiotics & antibiotic resistance
  • Bacterial structure
  • Tuberculosis
  • Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

OUTLINE OF CORE LECTURE TOPICS: Genetics

Our understanding of genetics has rapidly expanded in the last couple of decades. It is a heavily tested component in exams and topical in interview questions. In this session, you will be taught:

  • The genetic code
  • Mitosis
  • Meiosis
  • Genetic inheritance
  • Genetic conditions
  • Advances in human genetics
  • Mutations
  • Cancer
  • Stem cells

OUTLINE OF CORE LECTURE TOPICS: Radiology and Medical Genetics

Clinical decisions are increasingly dependent on radiological guidance and interventions. In this session, you will be taught:

  • Chest x-rays
  • Abdominal x-rays
  • CT scans
  • MRI
  • Medical physics
  • Nuclear scans

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