First Chances Summer School

Monday 20 June 2016

On Wednesday the 8th of June Emma Stewart, Ruaraidh Stewart and Muiz Shariffuddin organised an introductory session on Medical Ethics for pupils attending the First Chances Summer School.  The ethos of the project is to enhance the pupils’ chances of being offered a place at a competitive university.  Those attending were in S4, and from Fife, Argyll and Bute and Highland and Island communities.

The pupils were given a short lecture outlining the key principles of medical ethics, and then took part in small group tutorials where they participated in tasks that encouraged them to discuss the allocation of limited NHS resources, and criteria for organ transplantation.  The pupils all gave very positive feedback, with several reporting that they hoped to read more about the topic.

With thanks to Emma Stewart, Ruaraidh Stewart, Muiz Shariffuddin and special mention to Morven Shearer whose teaching materials were adapted for use in the session.

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