How you learn
Our aim is to give you a thorough understanding of how the body works to prepare you for the realities of clinical practice.
Experience and evidence shows the best way to achieve this is by combining body dissection with specialist prosections, imaging, pathology, surface anatomy and ultrasound. We supplement your learning with the latest technology including the use of IPads, Podcasts and 3D printed material that you can take home.
From the beginning of your course, you will be encouraged to actively participate in all dissection and living anatomy sessions. You’ll also be taught imaging skills, including how to understand x-rays, ultrasound and MRIs.
Dissection takes place in our modern, fully-equipped anatomy laboratory, where our faculty and demonstrators are on hand to teach and support your practice. Each teaching group has on average eight students per cadaver to ensure you all take an active role. Working in small groups also helps with the development of your communication and team-building skills.
To help you in each dissection session you receive detailed notes to guide you and provide you with a clear understanding of structure and function within the body and how this forms the basis of clinical medicine.
Dissection is only one element of our approach to anatomical teaching. You also take part in living anatomy sessions, interactive lectures and small group tutorials, and use prosections, plastic models, 3D printed and online resources to help your understanding.
Another key part of your learning is through interactive imaging sessions. There are opportunities to explore imaging further through additional student selected components and our on-campus Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre facility.