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Foundation Medical Course
657 students

Students skin-prepping

The Foundation Medical Course

Master Medical Skills Used by Medical Professionals Daily

 

Perform more than 50 fun practical projects at home and gain dozens of medical skills.

After completing the Future Doctors Academy Foundation Medical Course, students should have a good understanding of:

  • The basic principles of conducting a medical examination
  • An understanding of how to use several medical instruments and items
  • The basic human anatomy and physiology of the eleven bodily systems
  • The systematic approach in diagnosing diseases
  • An understanding of medical ethics
  • The importance of taking a thorough medical history
  • The meaning of multiple medical terms (medical terminology)
  • Various careers in medicine and healthcare

In addition to this, the student will have the following healthcare/medical skills:

Hand Hygiene

  • Hand washing
  • Applying alcohol hand-rub
  • Donning and doffing gloves

Distinguish between normal and abnormal bodily sounds

  • Heart sounds
  • Gastro-intestinal sounds
  • Respiratory sounds
  • Joint sounds

 The student will be able to assess a patient’s vitals

  • Heat rate
  • Body temperature
  • Respiratory rate
  • Blood pressure

 The student will be able to examine various bodily parts

  • The eye
  • The ear
  • The skin, hair, and nails
  • The mouth
  • The abdomen
  • etc.

 The student will be able to elicit neurological reflexes

  • The Patellar Reflex
  • The Babinski reflex
  • The Pupil-light reflex

Other medical skills (perform and interpret)

  • Urinalysis
  • Pulse Oximetry

The student will have a working understanding of the following topics

  • The body’s water balance
  • The basic principles of airway management
  • Emergency medicine and trauma
  • Burn injuries
  • Growths (tumors)
  • Several metabolic diseases
  • Many infectious diseases

 

Who Should Enroll In This Course?

– High School students in Grade 10 to 12

–  Students at premed years 1-4 levels.

Setting

Home-based learning

 

Time Allowed

Thee months are allowed to complete the course.

 

Duration

+-60 Hours (including practical projects).

The Future Doctors Academy recommends that the student not rush through the course (not more than 3 hours per day) to allow for consolidation of the information. The course could be done in less than a week with full-time study; however, it is recommended that you not rush and instead allow the information to consolidate in your mind.

From the date of enrollment, you have 12 weeks to complete the course, failing which you will need to re-enroll.

Furthermore we recommend that you briefly review the previous day’s work before continuing each day. This will also consolidate the knowledge in your mind.

Requirements/Instructions

— Register with Future Doctors Academy

— Enroll in Course

— Simulation Kit (optional but recommended to complete the practical projects and practice the techniques you learn)

Click here to order your Apprentice Doctor® Foundation Simulation Kit

 

Certified Credits

Sixty extracurricular credit hours

— IMPORTANT: If you wish to receive formal certification there is a $29 accreditation fee payable. This certification is valid for two years but the certificate will remain a valuable addition to any job or academic application long after.

 

Warnings

– The Apprentice Doctor® Foundation Course and accompanying Simulation Kit (including all items and instruments in the kit) are exclusively intended for educational and training purposes. No instrument or item may be used in a real clinical medical setting (emergency or otherwise).

– Without a formal medical qualification you may open yourself to medicolegal litigation if applying these techniques on the public.

The surgical gloves contain latex. We do supply latex-free gloves as an alternative on request.

– The Apprentice Doctor® Foundation Course and Simulation Kit is suitable for students over 13 years of age. Adult supervision is recommended for students below the age of 18 years.

  • First Things First
  • Section 1 - Introduction
  • Section 2 - Basic Principles of a Medical Examination
  • Section 3 - Systems of the Human Body
  • Section 4 - Diseases Fact File
  • Section 5 - Assessments and Final Thoughts

Instructor

Anton Scheepers Anton Scheepers

About the Course Author


Dr. Anton Scheepers is founder of The Apprentice Doctor® and the Future Doctors Academy. Dr. Anton, as he is fondly known, is a Specialist Maxillofacial and Oral Surgeon with more than 35 years experience in the medical field.

He has completed rotations in General Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery. He is president of The Apprentice Corporation which he founded in 2002 with a dream to helping future medical professionals reach their dreams.

Dr. Anton has had a colorful career which includes exploits such as treating leprosy patients in a large leprosarium, treating soldiers and civilians in a bush war in Africa, rendering medical services to prisoners – including death-row prisoners, and working with classified and dangerous psychiatric patients.

He started a medical sciences section in the largest Science Center in Africa – the Sci-Bono Discovery Science Center - and was involved with medical research in collaboration with Dr. Sandy Marks Jr. from the University of Massachusetts.

He is the head of the Premedical Sciences Department at the Solid Rock Community and Virtual Schools based in Tampa, Florida.

Authored Books Include:


- The Apprentice Doctor® - For Future Doctors Medical Course

- The Apprentice Doctor® - How to Suture Wounds Course

- The Apprentice Doctor® - Venipuncture Course

- The Apprentice Doctor® - Orthopedic Fracture Reduction Training Course

- The Apprentice Doctor® - Surgical Aseptic Technique

Awards and Commendations Include:


- P Grant Smith Gold medal for Maxillofacial Surgery

- The College of Medicine Silver Medal in Maxillofacial Surgery

- The Michael and Janie Miller Prize Final Year Surgery

- Commendation for excellent service rendering by the Director of the Department of Health

- Commendation for excellent service rendering by the director of Prison services

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