Summer school is a sizzling success
HSMC has recently hosted a summer school for a party of Dutch medical and health sciences students. The ten second-year students, from Maastricht, successfully completed a five-week course covering the key issues facing health care systems in developed and developing countries. The topics covered are not part of the usual curriculum in the Netherlands and students appreciated the opportunity to broaden their knowledge.
'We got a very warm welcome, the lectures were very interesting and I've learnt a lot.'
'Very well organised. Everyone has been extremely helpful and friendly. The lectures are very informative and have led to useful discussions.'
In addition to taught seminars and group-based learning, the students have also taken part in study visits and organisational placements. Experts on the UK and international health systems from across the University were joined by NHS colleagues and international postgraduate students to take part in teaching sessions. Fellow students from the University's own medical school also played host to the group with a tour and talk on medical education in the UK.