Medical education and the forensic pathologist

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Rachel Day died of sepsis 10 days after diagnosis

<b>Rachel Day's mum Bernie had been trying to get hold of her all morning.</b><p><i>When she finally did, instead of relief all she felt was terror.</i><p><i>Her daughter was screaming uncontrollably and begging for help.</i><p><i>As Bernie rushed to help, not knowing what she would find, 29-year-old Rachel was rapidly succumbing</i> …

Immune System

Reflective practice

Medicine is a lifelong journey, immensely rich, scientifically complex and constantly developing. It is characterised by positive, fulfilling …

Medical School

Survivorship bias

<b>Survivorship bias</b> or <b>survival bias</b> is the logical error of concentrating on the people or things that made it past some selection process and …

The Hospital CT Scanner

Scanners

Medical students are skipping class in droves — and making lectures increasingly obsolete

The future doctors of America cut class. Not to gossip in the bathroom or flirt behind the bleachers. They skip to learn — at twice the speed.Some …

The Medical Examiner: What does this mean for junior doctors?

Recently the government announced that it plans to introduce a new system of Medical Examiners in the NHS starting from 2019 (see here). This comes …

CIR Keynote 2018: Depression and Suicide In Residency

Can It Really Be True That Half of Academic Papers Are Never Read?

Why you should donate your body to science

Researchers have created a virtual cadaver using 3D scanners to help combat the global shortage. But while synthetic alternatives are useful, they can’t compare to the real thing<p>In order to solve what could be called a worldwide shortage of dead bodies, researchers at Montpellier university’s …

Scanners

This virtual cadaver could help solve the medical shortage of dead bodies

The virtual cadaver goes eight layers deep<p>At Montpellier Medical University in France, researchers are using 3D scanners to create “virtual cadavers” in hopes of solving the worldwide shortage of dead bodies.<p>Cadavers have long been in high demand, but in recent years, the shortage has worsened. The …

Supporting Blended Learning with Digital Curation Tools

Welcome to week three of our series on Education Innovation Fund projects. This week Duncan Coles in the School of Medicine is reviewing his …

Mad Magazine's clout may have faded, but its ethos matters more than ever before

Mad Magazine is still hanging on. In April, it launched a reboot, jokingly calling it its “first issue.”<p>But in terms of cultural resonance and mass …

Journalism

Interactive app demonstrating the structure of the human skull. The app allows to see the skull from different angles, highlight individual bones and read their description.

We have developed a web application demonstrating the structure of the skull. Human skull is a complex structure that includes 23 bones of different …

Anthropology

Heart & Lungs Pulmonary Blood Circulation - 3D model by INTERVOKE

Pulmonary circulation is the portion of the cardiovascular system which carries deoxygenated blood from the heart, to the lungs, and returns …

Cardiovascular System

Anatomy Next

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Head And Neck - 3D model by Anatomy Next

Latest model of head and neck by Anatomy Next.<p>The region of head and neck is considered to be the most complex part of the human body. Head provides …

Human Anatomy

Animated Cell

Hips

In the Era of Precision Medicine and Big Data, Who Is Normal?

Viewpoint<p>May 15, 2018<p>JAMA. 2018;319(19):1981-1982. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.2009<p>The definition of “normal” values for common laboratory tests often …

It Matters a Lot Who Teaches Introductory Courses. Here’s Why.

I am a burnt out doctor. This is why it matters

The shocking number of physician suicides indicates a culture and system that fails to value the profession<p>The clinic is running late. My last patient walks in. Her scan report, printed in front of me – bad news. The cancer has grown. I’m experienced at this, I take it slowly. I use the “right” …

Hit the Mark: Make Complex Ideas Understandable

6 ways to communicate challenging concepts to an audience.<p>Think back to the last time you had that “what the…?” moment when you were listening to …

David Oliver: Moral distress in hospital doctors

The concept of “moral distress” in nurses was described by Andrew Jameton in 1984.1 He has defined it as occurring when one knows the right thing to …

'Before this happened I thought I was immune'

<b>Paramedics are only ever a 999 call away from an experience that could change their lives forever. While some might have the good fortune never to have to respond to an emergency like the Grenfell Tower fire or the Manchester Arena bombing, others will have to live with the consequent mental</b> …

Good educations are being lost in the futile quest for value for money | Kenan Malik

Students who sue universities because their degrees didn’t lead to well-paid jobs forget they were there to learn how to think<p>Sam Gyimah is very taken by Moneysupermarket.com. Seven years ago, the newly elected Tory MP for East Surrey wrote an article for Conservative Home, bemoaning the fact that …

The Science of Expertise

We are a product of both our genetic makeup and our environments, as well as the complex interplay between the two.<p>Decades of research on human …

Fake News

Are Experts Born or Made?

Why do some people learn complex skills with apparent ease, and ultimately reach expert levels of performance, while others struggle to move beyond a novice level? What distinguishes novices from experts in music, science, sports, and professions? Over a century ago, Sir Francis Galton, the founder …

Seeing Theory

Chapter 1<p>Basic Probability<p>This chapter is an introduction to the basic concepts of probability theory.<p>Chapter 2<p>Compound Probability<p>This chapter …

Data Science

Also Human: The Inner Lives of Doctors

<b>'Written with perceptive sympathy for the wounded healer, it is necessary reading for both doctors and patients.' Hilary Mantel</b><p><b>'Crucial and timely.'</b> …

Panic, chronic anxiety and burnout: doctors at breaking point

As the system piles on the pressure, who is looking after the medics?<br>• Scroll down for an extract from psychologist Caroline Elton’s book about her work with NHS doctors<p>All of us become patients, sooner or later, and there is no shortage of literature about our experience of the medical profession. …

Mental Health