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Summer Advanced Anatomical Skills Course, a Resounding Success!

27 Sep 2013

The teaching staff and students on completion of the module. Pictured from left Dr. André Toulouse, module coordinator; students Muhammad Danial Adnan, Maria O’Callaghan, Cillian Lineen, and Charles Leahy; and Mr Michael Cronin (Technical Director of FLAME Lab) and Ms Margaret Arnold (Senior Technical Officer, FLAME Lab).


In the summer of 2013, UCC’s Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience launched a new module, AN3000 – Advanced Anatomical Skills, intended to complement its current anatomy teaching to undergraduate medical students. The new course, offered as a special student-selected module, is aimed at medical students who have completed their second year.

The Advanced Anatomical Skills module which took place in the FLAME (Facility for Learning Anatomy, Morphology & Embryology) Lab  in the Western Gateway Building saw students prepare a dissection plan, perform the dissection to prepare a teaching cadaveric specimen and prepare a written report based on their work. The staff also delivered basic surgical-skills training to the students. In addition, to offering a perfect complement and consolidation to other anatomy courses, this new module provided the students with a unique perspective in the tri-dimensional relationship of tissues and organs within the human body. Feedback from the students was overwhelmingly positive. “This module allows students to really appreciate Anatomy in a relaxed manner and is ideal for students with an interest in surgery, radiology or other anatomically-oriented disciplines of medicine” said Dr André Toulouse (Module co-ordinator).


Building on this experience, the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience is planning to increase the number of students to 10 in July 2014. For further information, please contact Dr André Toulouse, Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, School of Medicine, University College Cork.


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Room 2.33, 2nd Floor, Western Gateway Building, University College, Cork, Ireland