18-09-2010, 08:17 AM #1
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Dissection at Barts and the London?!??
I have gone through all material provided on the barts and the london medical school including everything in their prospectus...
there is nothing that i can find saying that they actually do dissections! only one student elected component included dissection of the limbs... but that can't be all or can it?!
also: they make east london seem like the best place to be!?!? i thought it wasnt all that great?! any experiences? anyone?!!
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22-09-2010, 03:05 PM #2
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I've not been there or anything, but from what I've read, dissection is possible as a special study module, otherwise its conducted through computer aided learning, anatomical models and already dissected specimins.
As far as the east end goes, its cheaper to live... but I read that its surrounded by "deprived communities" and students have been assaulted.... but I don't know the extent of this, I'm sure its pretty alright really.Physics Graduate, MPhys, 2010
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06-11-2010, 01:45 AM #3
I know this is a little behind, but since this question gets asked every couple of months I figured I'd answer it to save frustration when someone else asks in the near future...
You can do dissection, but as an SSC (student selected component) only. First years can do limbs, 2nd years can do thorax + abdomen. Yes, it's very helpful for learning anatomy, but it's not the be all and end all. Anatomy teaching is mainly done through lectures with pictures/diagrams, 'learning landscape' which is a collection of anatomical models and prosections (pre-dissected body parts showing the relevant structures).
I won't lie though: The best way to learn it seems to be from past papers as they re-use images year on year (although this is well known by the staff and there is always talk of using completely new unseen images to stop people passing like this). The school has admitted it's anatomy teaching could be improved - but this probably applies to most med schools since the demise of dissection. There is a shortage of bodies being donated for this purpose and very few places still offer dissection to every student as a mandatory part of training.
As for the East End... it's pretty grotty, but it has it's gems. People have been assaulted. In the same way that people have been assaulted anywhere else in the UK.2005-2008:
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03-01-2011, 10:29 PM #4
We only do prosection at the moment but I think dissection is offered as a SSC
As for the East End, hm.......it's a bit of a sh*t hole to be honest but yes you do get great variety of characters and medical conditions. Living there is a bit wierd as there are no big supermarkets or shops like Boots, Superdrug, just grotty little corner shops that charge 5x more than the chain shops so can get pricey.
The area where Barts hospital is is much nicer but you only live there for the first year if you're in halls.
It is a good uni and don't let the east end put you off, it's not as awful as they make it out to beBarts GEP student
06-03-2011, 09:08 PM #5
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If you didnt know it before, then you do now....barts is not know for its anatomy teaching. But it sure as hell is known for its clinical teaching and being the best medical school in the world!!!
Also, if you didnt know already, that Whitechapel is on the borders of the city/east end. We really do get the best of both world. The east end is a very diverse and interesting place to live, with olymipcs, the new hospital, and very trendy hoxton/shoreditch and even Stoke Newington all near by. With any areas, there are some grotty, and some nice. But its home!
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