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The University of Southampton
International Summer School


How do we prevent common health issues of major socio-economic concern both locally and globally? How should we engage with young people to educate them on these issues?


LifeLab aims to introduce students to common health issues such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, some forms of cancer and the science that explains how lifestyle choices at an early age can drastically affect young people’s health and the health of their future children. Students will have the opportunity to explore cutting edge DNA research through hands on practical science and understand how it applies to their future health and that of future generations as well as developing their communications skills through ‘Healthy Conversations,’ a method of using open discovery questions to encourage people to explore their own solutions to lifestyle changes.

The academic organising this topic is Dr Kathryn Woods-Townsend, LifeLab Programme Manager.

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