Work Experience UK

Hands-on Courses

With our hands – on practical sessions students will benefit by acquiring transferable skills, enhancing their work experience, academic knowledge, build their CV, personal statement and UCAS application, foresee their future in real life work environment, meet prospective employers and build their career profile.

Students are sure to feel inspired, motivated and aim higher with our work experience courses.

These hands -on – courses are run during term – time, half – term, Easter, Summer and Christmas.

Kindly refer below on full description on the types of our hands – on sessions.

I) Title : Advances in Medical Sciences

Learning outcomes:

Sessions will include: Laboratory automation, Full blood count, Blood typing & Blood cell microscopy, Culturing, staining and antibiotic sensitivity testing of micro-organisms, DNA extraction and PCR, Sickle cell and malaria screening, Diabetes and Homeostasis.

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

  • have an hands – on approach to learning various techniques employed as a biomedical scientist at the NHS.
  • describe the principles of various blood tests and the methods employed in laboratories at the NHS.
  • perform hands – on experiments in understanding the extraction and the amplification of DNA.
  • use of various media in culturing of micro-organisms and performing antibiotic testing to analyse their resistance profiles.
  • understand the homeostatic mechanisms in the regulation of blood sugar and the role of liver and the methods employed in clinical setting.
  • complete small assessments that will evidence the understanding and justify the accreditations.

II) Title : Advances in Genetics & Forensics

Learning outcomes:

Sessions will include: Extraction of DNA and Gel Electrophoresis, Designing of primers and PCR, Sequencing and use of restriction enzymes, to analyse the similarities between organisms & evolutionary relationships.

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

  • understand the chemicals used in the extraction of DNA and principles of Gel Electrophoresis
  • practice the use of computers to design primers and perform amplification of DNA using PCR
  • understand the restriction enzymes used to obtain fragments of DNA to produce sticky ends and blunt ends and the various methods employed in research setting in the understanding of the phylogeny and evolutionary relationships.
  • complete small assessments that will evidence the understanding and justify the accreditations.

 III) Title : Advances in Advances in Biochemistry

Learning outcomes:

Sessions will include: Measuring blood samples for bilirubin levels, measuring blood glucose concentrations, extraction of enzymes & ELISA plates, understanding the latest biotechnological advances and nanotechnology to understand the drug chemistry.

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

  • understand the liver profile
  • extraction of enzymes and to understand the enzyme – substrate reactions using ELISA.
  • measuring of blood glucose concentrations
  • complete small assessments that will evidence the understanding and justify the accreditation.

 IV) Title : Advances in Microbiology

Learning outcomes:

Sessions will include: Aerobic and anaerobic culturing of micro-organisms, Staining and microscopic analysis of bacterial cell , Antibiotic sensitivity profiles of organisms.

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

  • understand the culturing of aerobic and anaerobic organisms
  • practice the antibiotic sensitivity profiling
  • understand the structures of a prokaryotic organisms using gram staining
  • complete small assessments that will evidence their understanding and justify the accreditation.

V) Title : Advances in Biology & Environmental Sciences

Learning outcomes:

This course aims to provide students with :

  • A real – life exposure of field work in statistically analysing flora and fauna.
  •  Students undertaking field work to collect data on marine life near flood zones
  •  Students undertaking field work on collecting data of marine life near flood zones.
  • Hands – on practical sessions on various cells in the body, their life cycles, microscopically analysing of tissues and cells of the human body.

 VI) Title : Advances in Cosmetic Science

Learning outcomes:

This course will enable students in:

  • Obtaining a hands- on practical session in the formulation of creams with free samples
  •  Analysing various lipsticks from different cosmetic brands in the UK
  • A thorough understanding of the skin types using various tools in cosmetics.
  • Preparations of shower gel and shampoos from natural ingredients.

 VII) Title : Advances in Biotechnology

Learning outcomes:

This course will enhance students with:

  • Understanding of the various bacteria employed in the companies hands – on use of fermentors to grow cultures of bacteria.
  • Hands – on experiences in the mass production of insulin and a visit to pharmaceutical companies within the UK.

VIII) Title : Advances in Psychology

Learning outcomes:

This course will enhance students with:

  • Understanding of the mind and emotions
  • Hands – on experiments conducted in the field of Psychology.
  • Exposure to the latest techniques employed by surgeons in understanding the brain

 IX) Title : Pathway to studying medicine

Learning outcomes:

This course aims to provide students with:

  • A real – life exposure of practising as a Doctor
  • Experience what medical school will be like with hands – on sessions in handling patients’ data, diagnosing diseases and using various medical instruments.
  • Demonstrations from practising doctors & surgeons.

Course Details

Time : 09:00 – 18.00

Event type :Hands – on Work experience

Location :Oxford and London

Cost :£195.00 inclusive VAT Home/EU

£450.00 inclusive VAT International

Aimed at : Students aged 13-24

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