From body snatching to computer simulation: a celebration of 200 years of anatomy teaching in Manchester
Host: Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences
About the event:
This free public event is being run by the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences in the University of Manchester to explore how one of the earliest anatomy schools was established and how different medical teaching is now.
In 1814 Joseph Jordan, a local doctor, set up an anatomy school on Bridge Street in Manchester. This was the first anatomy school in England outside London. Eventually this school became part of Thomas Turner’s Medical School, which went on to form part of what is now the University of Manchester Medical School. Since Jordan’s days medical education has changed dramatically.
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jordan’s school join The University of Manchester’s Museum of Medicine and Health in a discussion of the development of anatomy teaching in Manchester.
Professor Anthony Freemont, Head of Undergraduate Medical Education at the University of Manchester and Dr Sam Alberti, Director of Museums and Archives at the Royal College of Surgeons of England will discuss the story of Jordan’s anatomy school and the how the way students were taught in the early 1800s compares to 2014.
Everyone is welcome to our event. No background knowledge or expertise is required.
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Dr Sam Alberti
Organisation: Museums and Archives, The Royal College of Surgeons of England
Professor Anthony Freemont
Role: Professor of Osteoarticular Pathology & Head of Undergraduate Medical Education
Organisation: University of Manchester
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