Medical education and the forensic pathologist

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

The author documents his quest to find the original source of a surprising “fact” about scholarly publishing.

Publishing

Why you should donate your body to science

In order to solve what could be called a worldwide shortage of dead bodies, researchers at Montpellier university’s medical school in France have created a virtual cadaver using 3D scanners. The process involved dissecting the chosen area of a real cadaver down through eight levels, and taking a 3D …

Body Fat

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 …

3D Scanners

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Animated Cell

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.

The first professor whom students encounter in a discipline, evidence suggests, plays a big role in whether they continue in it.

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” …

Mental Health

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> …

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 …

Higher Education

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 …

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> …

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. …

Medicine

Platform

Edinburgh University lecture recordings used against strikes

A teaching union has accused Edinburgh University of preparing to use old recordings of lectures to break the ongoing strike over pensions.

College & University

Objective structured clinical examination "Death Certificate" station - Computer-based versus conventional exam format.

2018 Apr;55:33-38. doi: 10.1016/j.jflm.2018.02.010. Epub 2018 Feb 10.<p>1Dorothea Erxleben Learning Centre, Medical Faculty of the Martin Luther …

Medical School

Establishment of two forensic medicine OSCE stations on the subject of external post-mortem examination.

2018 Jan;132(1):311-319. doi: 10.1007/s00414-017-1630-6. Epub 2017 Jun 21.<p>1Institute for Forensic Medicine, Martin Luther University of …

Medical School

Tuition fees for medical school: what is the effect on students?

How much are tuition fees at the moment?Students who started at university in this academic year are being charged £9250 (€10 500; $13 000) a year …