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Days in the Dissection Lab

Date Location Price
19 May 2014 London Bridge £150 

Advance your anatomy by leaps and bounds...
in only one day! 

How? By joining us in the Dissection Lab to explore a variety of cadaver dissections to show key anatomy we need to know for bodywork. 

We offer them with a variety of focuses - the next two are: 

A Musculoskeletal Day in the Dissection Lab

The nub of the day is that you get the chance to see and feel, examine and explore real, pre-dissected structures of the body. Focusing on the musculoskeletal system we will explore the structures you know about and treat. Seeing them in true 3-d, in relationship to each other and at different depths of dissection, deepens your understanding in a way little else could, and with a little supportive theory we hope to really make it stick. It is specifically designed and tailored for Complementary Therapists and is also  good for some of the more unusual CPD points available!

What will you see?  

  • the skeleton, major muscles of the upper and lower limbs
  • the main nerves and blood vessels
  • a variety of other ‘pot’ specimens showing detailed aspects of joints, ligaments and other relevant structures

Next class - 19 May 2014 from 10am - 4pm. 


A Cranial Anatomy Day in the Dissection Lab

This is really day 3 of Inside the Cranium, but there are some people who have have done the first two days in a different location and not had the chance to do this section, and others who have that level of understanding but have not seen the anatomy for real. 

So what will we do?

We will explore an excellent variety of pot specimens and pre-dissected crania (pl?!) to: 

  • See the membranes, dural tube, brain and spinal cord Trace pathways of nerves and vessels through the different foramina and fissures in the cranium
  • Compare the features you know of all the bones of the skull on many real skulls and specimens and fill in the any gaps
  • Appreciate the muscles of the jaw, hyoid and neck 
  • Ask questions, consider, ruminate and help guide the journey so your personal anatomical knowledge is rounded out.

All this and as much more as we can fit in! 

Next class - 19 May 2014 from 10am - 4pm. 


What did others think?

Apart from commenting that it is helpful to do some preparatory review before you come, past students of various types of Dissection Days have also said:

  • Your enthusiasm was really motivating. Well worth the money!'
  • 'The opportunity to explore the Gordon Museum was excellent'
  • 'I think the course is very well laid out - I thoroughly enjoyed it and felt it was a very valuable experience'
  • 'An excellent 4 days! I am now much clearer in 3D terms and have much more inspiration for finding ways to learn this stuff.'
  • ‘You were a delight to be with as usual. I love your approach to teaching, you deliver your stuff with no fuss and a sense of much needed humour.’

This course will be presented by Caroline Barrow at the London Bridge, Guy’s campus of King’s College University. Please note the course is not affiliated to the university in any other way.


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