Medicine 3 (Pandemics and Emergency Medicine)

This two-day course will look at how the medical profession deals with outbreaks of pandemic diseases, from ebola to coronavirus. We will discuss how such diseases start, how they spread, and what measures can help to contain them. In terms of longer term solutions, we will look at how vaccines are developed and administered.

Looking in particular at COVID-19, we will look at what happens when someone is admitted to hospital with a suspected case of serious COVID which is making it difficult for them to breathe. We will look at how serious cases are treated in the ICU, how ventilation works, and at the steps which hospitals take to prevent the further spread of infection.

On the anatomy side, we will look in particular at cardiac issues, from mild arrhythmia to massive heart attacks. Students will discover how to assess heart health, how to diagnose particular conditions, and what treatment options are available. 

All of our online courses consist of small seminar groups, with lots of opportunities for discussion and debate with peers as well as learning from our expert tutors. This will be a fully live and interactive event, with summary notes and a certificate of attendance issued upon completion of the course.

This style of learning is an excellent preparation for further study, and should give participants a real taste of economics as an academic subject, enabling students to make a more informed choice about future study or career options.

For currently available dates, full practical details, and a link to the booking form please scroll down to the bottom of the page.

‘This course is great! If you love debating the current corona crisis with your family members, you’ll have great fun widening your knowledge and learning new information with this course. There are many opportunities to interact with the teacher and other students, and the breakout rooms allow you to work in smaller teams on specific tasks. I have learnt much more things whilst doing this than I could have ever expected.’

‘The course was highly informative and will help you expand your knowledge on the high intensity part of a doctor’s job.’

‘It was very informative and interesting to learn about what hospitals are really like. It definitely helped my decision to move towards a possible career and future in the field of medicine’

‘This course was very informative, engaging and worthwhile. It helps to widen your knowledge in different aspects of medicine that may not have come to mind before, for example the ethical issues doctors have to deal with on a day-to-day basis. Also the various techniques and methods the doctors use in emergency situations (EABCDE and SOCRATES) are described in detail. The most useful part was probably practicing taking a patient history and improving from the feedback given.’

‘This course is great! If you love debating the current corona crisis with your family members, you’ll have great fun widening your knowledge and learning new information with this course. There are many opportunities to interact with the teacher and other students, and the breakout rooms allow you to work in smaller teams on specific tasks. I have learnt much more things whilst doing this than I could have ever expected.’

Practical Details

The Medicine 3 (Emergency Medicine and Pandemics) course is an online event for students aged 15-18.

This is a two-day course, running on 31st October – 1st November.  Teaching hours on each day will run from 10am till 3.30pm, with a break for lunch, and an independent study task.

This is a live online event, with small seminar groups offering fully interactive classroom discussion and debate (much as you would normally expect from our in-person courses). The event will not be recorded, so it is essential that you are able to attend during the course hours, and that you have a reliable audio and video connection.

The cost of the two-day Medicine 3 (Emergency Medicine and Pandemics) course is £180 per student. As class sizes are small, places are very limited, and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

You can see our full booking terms and conditions here.

You can book online using the link below, or if you have any further questions, please call us on 0800 8101058, or email info@debatechamber.com