NHS Hot Topics Online Course Series 1

NHS Hot Topics Series 1 overview

One of the most important facets of a career in medicine is staying current. This is reflected in the medical school admissions process, as NHS Current or recent events are common medical school interview topics. That’s why we’ve dedicated 2 whole courses to help you learn about hot topics in healthcare in the UK… so you’re prepared for any interview questions that might arise. Series 1 covers a variety of topics from the last couple of years, discussing each issue and its effect on the medical field. Our goal is to show you how to structure your answers and properly respond to questions in your medicine interview. 

What's included?

  • Professionally filmed for a better learning experience 
  • Hours of interactive footage featuring high quality videos ~20 minutes long
  • Created by real doctors and interview experts with over 15 years of experience
  • Fully mobile and tablet responsive, so you can access the videos from anywhere
  • Set your own goals along the way

Hot NHS Topics covered in this course:

  • Antibiotics Resistance - what's the problem?
    • The current situation of Antibiotic Resistance and should we be worried about it?
    • Anti-Microbial resistance
    • Antibiotic Resistance: Managing the challenge
  • Should the vaccination programme be compulsory for all children?
    • Background & Schedule of vaccinations
    • Vaccines for special groups & Herd Immunity
  • Can the Sugar Tax make a difference in limiting the obesity epidemic?
    • Why do we need a sugar tax?
    • Taxation & Behavior Change
    • Advantages & Disadvantages of Sugar Tax
  • How might Brexit impact the NHS?
    • Impacts of leaving the EU
    • What have we learnt about Brexit & the NHS
  • Should parents have the right to experimental treatment? What have we learnt from the Charlie Gard case?
    • The Charlie Gard Case: Background
    • The Charlie Gard case: Decisions
    • The Charlie Gard Case: Implications
  • Biological and genetic treatments - is this the next healthcare revolution?
    • Definitions
    • Advantages & Disadvantages of Biological and Genetic treatments
    • Discussion & Summary
  • Why is youth mental health on the rise and what can we do about it?
    • What is mental health?
    • Why is mental health important and what increases the risk of mental health problems?
    • Why are mental health disorders on the rise in children and young persons & what can we do about it?
    • Tackling the interview
  • How can we attract more doctors to become GPs, psychiatrists or work in A&E?
    • The extent of doctor shortages
    • The main causes for Junior doctor shortages
    • How can we attract more doctors?
  • What is your opinion on the current use of virtual reality in modern medicine?
    • What do we mean by virtual reality? How is it used in modern medicine?
    • Advantages of using VR in medicine
    • Disadvantages of using VR in medicine
    • Potential future uses of virtual reality
  • What do you think about the incorporation of robotics into surgical practice?
    • History and development of robotics in surgery
    • Examples of robotics in surgery
    • Advantages & disadvantages to robotics-assisted surgery
    • The future of robotic surgery & conclusion

Who is this course designed for?

This course is for students preparing for medical school interviews in the UK. This course is designed to help students stay up-to-date on current hot topics in healthcare. During your medicine interviews you will likely be asked questions based on current NHS Hot Topics and it is important that you show you are up-to-date on the subject and that you are able to answer any questions regarding these issues. Our course prepares you by educating you on current NHS hot topics in medicine, questions you might be asked regarding them and how to answer these challenging questions during your interviews! 

Our guarantee 

Essential content: We have separated the videos into important topics that we feel are fundamental to interview success. We begin by teaching you how to structure your answers. We go through the common types of interview questions that you may come across. Extra quizzes and info will also become available for you to put your knowledge into practice.

Interactive features: Being interactive is the key to our teaching success! So, you will find our team members asking you questions and asking you to pause the video. We may ask you to write something down. Or we may recommend that you look up some extra info to enhance your learning.  

Unlimited playbacks and mobile responsive: Each module offers unlimited replays with flexible playback features. This allows you to learn at your own pace and track your progress, to make it a more personalised learning experience.



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  • I have paid for the course now how do I get access to it?

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  • Can I save videos on my hard drive?

    Unfortunately, because of copyright, you cannot save videos. However, you are more than welcome to replay videos as many times as you need!

  • Can I access the videos from my phone?

    Absolutely! You can access our videos via your mobile web browser or the Thinkific app.

  • My video won't play!

    Technical issues can happen to the best of us. Go to our technical helpdesk/tutorial and we’ll get you back online and ready to ace that medical school interview!

  • What if I don't understand part of a video?

    No problem! Add your questions into the comment box below the videos. A dedicated team member will get back to you with an answer as soon as possible.