Medicine Course | Varsity Education


An introduction to the fundamental basics of studying medicine

Our Medicine programme gives students a comprehensive insight into undergraduate medicine at Oxbridge. The course covers a broad range of topics from physiology to neuroscience, ensuring students further their understanding of what is required of a top medical student.

Our programme is designed to provide both breadth and depth of knowledge whilst giving students an introduction to studying clinical medicine. Whilst on this course, students explore the complexities of human genetics and the malfunctions and diseases associated with genetic mutation.

They then move on to physiology and pharmacology classes to learn more about how the body works. This knowledge is then applied to real-life situations such as the effect of high altitude on the body and the advances and limitations of antibiotic use.

Medical undergraduate degrees are never taught solely in a classroom. Our medicine students have practical lab time to see first-hand a dissection demonstration and later carry out their own lab experiment independently. During their time with us, students will meet doctors and clinicians who can share their experiences of both studying and practicing medicine.

As well as covering some key medical concepts, students are introduced to the principles of bioethics and discuss key ethical debates that dominate medical discourse. These may include placebos, euthanasia or stem cell research.

On our medical programme, students will develop their theoretical and practical knowledge and will develop key study skills for medicine such as critical thinking and close analysis. Our interactive programme ensures students will be confident that they have a solid foundation for pursuing a career in medicine.

Topics may include:

  • Medical genetics and mutations
  • Neuroscience
  • Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance
  • Cancer
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Physiology at altitude
  • Psychology
  • Medical ethics

“My favourite class was medicine, as although the class started off with subjects such as genetics which I had not come across before, the environment of the class made it easy to follow and understand even if I found things difficult.”

– Samara