Tuesday, 21 November 2017

The importance of gross anatomy

I've been around quite a while now and heard the arguments come and go for the relevance of gross anatomy teaching, especially when it comes to cadaveric based teaching. We use cadavers at King's and we take our gross anatomical teaching seriously. It may be of interest that the Royal College of Surgeons has just increased its Part A exam from 45 to 75 anatomy questions. This is to address the obvious need for surgeons in training to have more anatomical knowledge and to place the emphasis on the important of anatomical knowledge.

NEW Sports Exercise degree coming soon

A brand NEW degree course starts at King's next year. The Anatomy Department will be teaching the vital anatomical knowledge for students on this course. Working with The Aerospace Department, we will are excited to be delivering anatomy to a sector of learners from ever diversifying disciplines. If you'd like to be involved with he teaching or want any more information then just drop me a line.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

3D Anatomy printing

A new, innovative and exciting course in 3D anatomy printing will start next term. There are already many applications of 3D printing in medicine and surgery and it is a useful adjunct teaching and imaging method too. Students will be on the "journey" of development and reflection on the course. This is exciting I believe and opens the doors of this technology to merge with more traditional methods of anatomical working parts and learning.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

The King's Anatomy Department

Did you know that as well as educating thousands of our undergraduate students every year, that the department is responsible and involved with educating surgeons, doctors, osteopaths, specialist nurses and many many other health professionals. These people travel from all over the globe, literally, for our expertise and facilities. The Anatomy department is now working with the very GP's that teach our undergraduates and teaching those GP's in clinical anatomy. If you want to be involved or know more about King's Anatomy Department external teaching, then contact me. We do far too much to list here.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

New Anatomy Demonstrators

We'd like to give a warm welcome to our new anatomy demonstrator intake. They're an exciting and diverse group of doctors, all eager to teach, with plenty of knowledge to give. See them around campus and in the dissecting rooms.

Drake Vogl lecture KCL Anatomical society

Please note that there is an informative lecture by Dr Drake and Dr Vogl scheduled for Monday 25th Sept at 5:30pm in NHH LT2.  Although aimed at students, it would be beneficial for staff to attend as well.  There will be drinks (wine/tea/coffee) and nibbles served afterwards.   The event is hosted by the KCL Anatomical Society and sponsored by Elsevier.
Please add the date to your diaries.  Please also promote this event to your students wherever possible.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Guardian league table success for Anatomy

King's Anatomy and Physiology has risen to 5th overall in the Guardian University league table for 2018. This follows steady progress up the rankings in the last 5 years (2013; 28th: 2014: 15th, 2015: 11th, 2017:8th)

Friday, 5 May 2017

Lecture in Life Sciences: Animals and their pathologists in London, c1850-1900

Prof Abigail Woods, Head of the Dept of the History of Human and Animal Health. 

This talk uses the surviving records of the once-thriving Pathological Society of London to explore the place of animals in the history of human medicine. These records reveal the many wild, domesticated, farmed and exotic animal pathologies that doctors studied, described and exhibited to each other. They show that in a 19th century world in which doctors lived, worked and played with animals, medicine was far more zoological in character than it is today.

25th May 5.00-6.00 pm

Percy Robert’s Room            
Gordon Museum    Guy’s Campus
Followed by a drinks reception in

The Museum of Life Sciences

Monday, 30 January 2017

Lecture in Life Sciences: How large animals overcome gravity

Professor John Hutchinson

Royal Veterinary College

9th Feb 5.00-6.00 pm

Percy Robert’s Room            
Gordon Museum    Guy’s Campus
Followed by a drinks reception in
The Museum of Life Sciences