WHATS IN STORE?
INSIDE THE DISSECTING ROOM
To begin with students will cover the basics of the anatomical position, key terms used in navigating the body and referencing the body as well as an overview of the anatomical cavities in relation to the 11 systems of the human body.
In this session students will learn the basic principles of anaesthetics, how to prepare solutions when converting between mass & volumes as well as using patient data to calculate dosage. They will work with Propofol, the gold standard when it comes to induction, learning its mechanism of action at the synapses.
Neurology -brain & eye dissectioN
In this session students will undertake a complete brain & spinal cord dissection, they will examine the cranial meninges to form a solid understanding of nervous system disease states. They will dissect the eye and optic nerve to discover how the brain sends and receives impulses maintaining core sensitivity and motor control.
gastroenterology -gastric tract dissection
In this session students will open the abdominal cavity to see and dissect a real digestive tract. Getting hands on with a real liver, gall bladder, pancreas, stomach, large intestine & anus they will see first had the world of gastroenterology. How the digestive tract is suited to digestion and how both the digestive & accessory organs function to keep the body nourished. A favourite on the course.
medical ethics & judgement
Applying to medicine requires a raft of wider skills beyond those developed in the classroom, these skills form the basis of the medical school interview. Critical thinking, situational judgement and decision making are all vital skills that a future doctor must have. To develop these skills we introduce the 4 pillars of medical ethics and how to use them in the decision making process.
IT GETS BETTER...
Pulmonary-THORACICs -airway DISSECTION
In this session students will undertake a dissection of the airway, structures include the larynx, trachea, carina, primary bronchi, lung lobes and pleura, they will observe the main anatomy that allows for gas exchange and systemic oxygen disassociation at the wider tissue level.
CARDIO-THORACIcs -heart DISSECTION
The heart dissection showcases the heart as a pump, students will skilfully deconstruct the heart organ to see the valves and main components that allow it to move over 5 litres of blood through the body to keen every cell perfused with Oxygen. Students will also practice chest examinations and interpreting ECGs. We will examine the underlying mechanism behind disease states such as myocardial infarction and angina.
Infection control in the clincal setting is a main priority. How do we prevent the spread of infection clinically, what vectors serve in the spread of disease and what are the common observations to look out for in vulnerable people who may succumb to poor infection control policies.
CLINICAL WORK EXPERIENCE
The main part of your medical application will be the experiences you encounter on your clinical work experience placement. To maximise this opportunity we will give you a clinical work experience journal to complete while on your placement. This is a highly targeted 40 page booklet to complete that will laser focus your time in the key areas that will enhance and broaden your academic studies, applying them to real life situations as well as focus you in decision making and reflective practice to really polish your interview style. Our Clinical Work Experience Journals have been a crucial part of our medical training programme since 2015 and they have helped thousands of students write winning UCAS applications and gain places on a medical degree.