Thursday 19th July: Final Field Trip with Medicine and Anatomy

This morning, the anatomy and medicine major courses set off to Dundee for their final field trip of the programme. The students visited the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID), which is part of the University of Dundee. On a tour of the department, led by Professor Tracey Wilkinson, principal anatomist of the university and head of CAHID, students visited the anatomy museum, explored the embalming facilities, and were given the chance to examine soft-fix Thiel-embalmed cadavers. These cadavers are life-like despite being preserved long term through a new and sophisticated method called Thiel embalming, and can be used for surgical training and dissecting activities alike. The student feedback on this experience was fantastic, and they found their tour very insightful and inspiring.