What the Course Covers

We will spend the day exploring pre-dissected specimens, that have been exposed to different extents, to enable us to see many of the structures we learn about as we study but that can be hard to visualise precisely.

We will see the major bones and muscles of the limbs and trunk, the main blood and nerve supplies and the visceral organs, individually and in situ.

There are also many beautifully prepared ‘pots’ – dissections showing specific structures – that have been shared by many lecturers and students over the years and we are honoured to be able to show you too.

You will have the chance to ask questions, explore the structures for yourself and guide the day to suit yourselves as a group. It really is the most amazing opportunity and we are extrememly priviledged to have this access.

Program for the Day

09.45am Meet

10.00am Dissection room: Exploration of the back and lower limb

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm Dissection room: Exploration of the upper limb

2.50pm Break (flexible timing)

3.05pm Dissection room: Exploration of visceral organs & ‘pots’

4.00pm Finish. Participants may visit to Gordon Museum if they choose for an informal look around


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 way.