Custom Health sciences in Great Britain (now with paris too!)
Check out the newly updated STEM ITinerary here: Health Sci in Scotland, England, and france
This was a Custom made health sciences-themed itinerary built with the input of Texas Health Sci teachers and the Texas Health Occupations Association following concepts built throughout HOSA and inspired by the immersive teacher classrooms.
Day 1: Overnight flight
Board your overnight flight to London!
Day 2: London
Theme: Introduction to London
Arrive in London Prepare to observe the stunning architecture, vibrant street life and royal majesty of this bustling metropolis. Ride the London Eye Built to celebrate the millennium, the world's largest Ferris wheel offers you the chance to take it all in at once. In its short existence the London Eye has become the most popular UK visitor attraction, with over 3.5 million visitors a year.
Day 3: London
Theme: History of medicine in London
Medical-themed guided walking tour Hit the streets on a medical-themed walking tour that will help you understand the past and present of medicine in London. Participate in a workshop at the Old Operating Theatre Transport yourself back into a time when surgery was entertainment during a workshop at the Old Operating Theatre. Learn about the history of medicine as well as social norms and customs surrounding health and healthcare. Attend an evening theater performance Participate in London's vibrant drama scene as you attend an evening theater performance in the West End.
Day 4: London
Theme: British healthcare today
Visit the Centre of the Cell Visit the Centre of the Cell, located in Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Here you will learn about medical research in a unique location - inside of a pod suspended in the middle of a working biomedical laboratory! While here, you will also participate in a health sciences-related workshop. (Pending availability) Meet with a medical professional Take part in an informative question-and-answer session with a local registered nurse or other medical professional who can share insights into Britain's healthcare system.
Day 5: London
Theme: Applications in health sciences
Forensic Outreach Workshop Learn about the history of forensic investigation and discover how the health sciences can be applied to solving crimes. Visit the Florence Nightingale Museum Located at St. Thomas' Hospital in central London, this museum honors the woman credited with founding modern nursing in the United Kingdom. Jack the Ripper guided walking tour Responsible for several murders in the late 1880s, Jack the Ripper remains a source of great controversy. As you retrace the steps and witness the sites of the murders, imagine a London with dark, narrow, over-populated streets, shrouded in fog and racked by poverty.
Day 6: London
Theme: Medicine, science and culture
Walking tour of the Westminster Area Start by strolling by the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. The House of Commons and the House of Lords reside in the former royal Palace of Westminster, which was the king's residence until Henry VIII moved to Whitehall. Next, you'll come across Westminster Abbey, one of the greatest Gothic churches in the world. Your tour will finish in Trafalgar Square, where you're sure to meet the world's most famous pigeons. Visit the Wellcome Collection Explore the intersections between medicine, art and everyday life as you visit the Wellcome Collection. Visit the Tower of London The history of London comes to life at this complex of 20 towers surrounding Tower Green. The Tower buildings have had many uses over the years; perhaps the most infamous was as a jail for political prisoners, not to mention two of Henry VIII's wives.
Day 7: London | Edinburgh
Theme: Introduction to Edinburgh
Board a train to Edinburgh Travel to Edinburgh and admire the rolling hills and dazzling seascapes that surround the Scottish capital. Visit Edinburgh Castle Situated atop an extinct volcano, the castle is the enduring symbol of Scotland's capital and home to many of the nation's storied events. Enter the castle through the Esplanade and see the Stone of Scone, the coronation stone that was returned to Scotland in 1997 after 700 years of English possession. You'll also see tiny St. Margaret's Chapel, the oldest part of the castle, dating back to the 11th century. Visit Mary King's Close Once a bustling area with traders and shops, Mary King's Close is now shrouded in ghost stories and tales of murder and plague.
Day 8: Edinburgh
Theme: History of medical teaching
Medical-themed guided walking tour With a local guide discover Edinburgh, home of one of the oldest medical colleges in the English-speaking world. Visit the Surgeons' Hall museums The oldest pathology museum in Britain contains human anatomical and pathological specimens from the late 18th century. Other objects, images and artworks trace surgery's fascinating history from Roman times to the present including the breakthrough discoveries of antisepsis and anesthesia, the curious development of false teeth and the chilling Burke and Hare murders.
Day 9: Depart for home Transfer to the airport for your return flight Your Tour Director assists with your transfer to the airport, where you'll check in for your return flight home. Itinerary is subject to change
The NEW itinerary includes Paris and some important modifications made to the days and flow after myself and many Health Sci teachers traveled on it.
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