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Contagion

One-Week Summer Medicine Program

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From understanding disease to the vaccination process, we’ve gone behind the curtain of infection diseases.  In this course, students will take a step back and dissect the various elements, players and communication involved in a global pandemic.

Students will look to the past, exploring the diseases that shaped the world of medicine today. They will simulate disease transmission and learn the history of epidemiology through hands-on lab work and concrete examples.

This one-week summer program is designed for teens interested in pre-med.

Summer 2024 Dates:

June 24 – 28, 2024 | Gann/Bentley

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Students will learn about the various kinds of infectious diseases that exist and how they are transmitted.  Students will also learn how to differentiate between viruses, pathogens, worms, and bacteria. They will observe how these diseases have evolved over the course of time in terms of severity, resistance to methods of eradication, and become familiar with different strains and species of these diseases. Students will acquire knowledge valuable not only in scientific fields such as medicine and epidemiology, but analyze the effect on public safety and health on a global scale.

Student Comments

‘Our teacher explained each concept clearly and answered each of our questions thoroughly. I really enjoyed the program; from the labs, discussions and to watching the videos! I believe that the one week program contagion was very informative and educative and I loved every aspect of it.’

‘In our class we learned about a wide variety of topics from smallpox epidemics to how the antibodies work. There was a lot of information presented during each class period… Contagion is a very interesting topic, so class was automatically better than most other classes. Mr. Alwan is friendly, engaging and is extremely knowledgeable.’

‘The program was really fun and I learned more in a week here than I would in 2 months at school! The teacher was great and you could tell he knew what he was talking about.’

‘It was amazing. The classes were super interesting and fun. We watched a lot of cool videos and movies, learned a lot from interesting lectures and we played a game at the end that tested our knowledge. Mr. Alwan was very nice, included the class in a lot and he talked about what we wanted to learn about. The labs were really interesting and fun and very informative I would definitely attend again.’

Student Comments (Continued)

‘I liked the program a lot. I learned a lot of interesting information and wish I had more time to learn more. The program is definitely a highlight in my summer. The program helped broaden my knowledge of pathogens and epidemics.’

‘The program was very informative and interesting. The personal stories from the teacher helped add a bit more depth to the study of viruses instead of being limited to simply what textbooks and case studies say. The bacteria experiments were also fun as a sort of basic introduction to the study of microorganisms.’

‘The teacher was very helpful, interactive and clearly passionate about what he was teaching which created a fun, intelligent and open atmosphere where in we were fully able to digest all of the information and enjoy learning. The program itself was also very good. I was able to learn a lot about infectious disease in a fun manner.’

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