New Medical & Life Sciences Programme

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Joint Venture between David Game College and Clinical Network International (CNI) to provide a new Medical and Life Sciences Programme

David Game College is pleased to announce a new Medical Programme for 2017 with Clinical Network International (CNI). The joint venture will ensure that David Game College has one of the most robust and effective medical programmes in the country. The opportunity has emerged out of talks between the College and Dr Adeel Iqbal, one of the UK’s youngest consultants. The programme is open for GCSE and A level students of David Game College. Those not enrolled at David Game College can still attend the core medical lectures.

The programme will provide a detailed exploration of what medicine involves. It will also help boost examination grades because it will help deepen the quasi-clinical aspects within the biology specification e.g. atherosclerosis, stem cells, immunology and respiration physiology and genetics.

The course has two key elements:

  1. Core Medical Lectures: Ten medical lectures presented by Dr Iqbal on topics such as cardiology, neurology, radiology, medical physics, endocrinology and gastroenterology. These sessions will take place on Saturdays for 4 hours in our main lecture theatre. In addition to these 10 dedicated sessions, specialist seminars and workshops will be arranged for UKCAT/BMAT as well preparation for medical interviews.
  2. Medical and Life Sciences: The second part is ongoing throughout the academic year, usually occurring late afternoons every few weeks on a Wednesday. This part of the course will include the normal David Game Medical Programme, but largely focusing on non-clinical topics, such as the biology of cancer, new gene technologies, the NHS, how microbes cause disease, as well as various life science topics.

The medical course is actually entitled Medical and Life Sciences because it will also include fascinating and supporting topics related to wider biology. These will include topics such as parasitology, ecological issues, receptors and cell messaging systems, and why plants matter.

Start date:  October 2017

For enquiries, please email: admin@davidgamecollege.com

Profile: Clinical Course Lead Introduction: Dr A. Iqbal

Dr. Adeel Iqbal is a medical consultant at the Medway Maritime Hospital in the United Kingdom. Dr. Iqbal trained in some of London’s busiest tertiary hospitals including St. Mary’s Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital and the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. He graduated from Imperial College London, winning the Rector’s Gold Medal Award as well as multiple academic prizes for the highest performance in undergraduate medical exams – including the Abraham’s Award for medical pathology and a first-class honours degree from the National Heart and Lung Institute in Cardiovascular Sciences.

Dr. Iqbal has extensive experience of the NHS having worked at hospitals including the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Colchester University Hospital, Nobles Hospital, Isle of Man and Whipps Cross University Hospital, London.

Research & Publications

Immunosuppressive Agents Modulate Function, Growth, and Survival of Cardiomyocytes and Endothelial Cells Derived from Human Embryonic Stem Cells. Földes Gábor, Mioulane Maxime, Kodagoda Thusharika, Lendvai Zsuzsanna, Iqbal Adeel, Ali Nadire N, Schneider Michael D., and Harding Sian E.. Stem Cells and Development. March 1, 2014, 23(5): 467-476. doi:10.1089/scd.2013.0229.

Growth and proliferative activity of human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes is modulated in a calcineurin-NFAT-dependent manner. Gabor Foldes, Maxime Mioulane, Adeel Iqbal, Michael D. Schneider, Nadire N. Ali, Sian E. Harding. NHLI, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ, UK.

Immunosuppressants block proliferation and growth of human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes. Gabor Foldes, Maxime Mioulane, Adeel Iqbal, Michael D. Schneider, Nadire N. Ali, Sian E. Harding. National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ, UK. Presented in Hungary 2013.

Key Roles

  • Founder of Developing World Healthcare – UK Charity Number 1170788
  • Formative Examiner for The University of Aberdeen Medical School
  • Surgical Delegations to Asia –  Committee Founder
  • Medical Training Network – Lecturer in General Medicine & Surgery
  • Government of Punjab – Water Sanitation and Provision
  • Program launches of IEF in Nigeria, Kashmir, Algeria and The Western Sahara

Awards

  • Winner of BMA Humanitarian Fund Award for Cleft Palate & Burns work
  • Lord Avebury Award of Excellence in Teaching
  • AKAB International Award for Services to Blind Children
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists – Patrick Trevor-Roper Scholarship
  • Imperial College Trust Award for International Advancement of Education

 

 

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Tips & advice on how to improve your grades

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Have you seen our article in the Telegraph? Tips and advice on how to improve your grades from our Vice Principals. If you are planning to retake your A levels or GCSE’s and are looking for some more advice & guidance, feel free to contact us on info@davidgamecollege.com.

View the full article here; http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/improve-your-grades/ 

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Congratulations to everyone who received their A level results today, we are celebrating an A level pass rate of 96.7% this year! Well done!

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Results Day Reminder

1 day to go… A level results are being released tomorrow. We would like to wish everyone all the best and hope you get the results you deserve!

Prepare yourself for results day. Check out the UCAS blog, where university staff share their advice on how to approach Clearing ow.ly/BtIc30epUf3

If your grades are better than expected, you might be able to swap your course with Adjustment http://ow.ly/nSL6Q 

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Clearing

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The Secret Life of Waves

We recently came across a documentary which we felt we would like to share for our Sciences and Geography students.

“The Secret Life of Waves”

Documentary-maker David Malone delves into the secrets of ocean waves. In an elegant and original film, he finds that waves are not made of water, that some waves travel sideways and that the sound of the ocean comes not from water but from bubbles. Waves are not only beautiful but also profoundly important, and there is a surprising connection between the life cycle of waves and the life of human beings.

You can catch the documentary on BBC Iplayer now here; http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00y5jhx