With only 6 UK universities now operating cadaveric dissection labs and many using preserved pro-sections for observation the skills of intricate dissection have been greatly lost. We have worked over the last 7 years to fine tune and pioneer dissection methodology to showcase anatomy using the dissection of fresh specimens. The Operating Theatre Live team have invested over £30,000 into research and development to pioneer teaching methods in anatomical dissection. There is nothing more real then exploring the visceral pleura of the lungs with a scalpel and syringe to better understand a pneumothorax. There’s no better way to visualise the damage of endocarditis (bacterial infection of the heart) than sectioning a specimen to visualise the chordae tendinae (heart strings).
The cranial meninges are made up of three layers, the Dura Mater being outermost layer directly under the skull. A bleed outside of this layer (between the Dura and the skull) is called an extradural bleed or haemorrhage. An extradural bleed will cause blood to form in a bubble between the Dura and the cranial bone which is very visible on a CT scan!
At Operating Theatre Live not only will you develop a deep understanding of anatomy using our incredibly designed anatomical workbooks (included) you will begin to be able to map out diagrams to 3D specimens, something all advanced clinicians must be able to do.