Year 2 Day 49 - Anatomy Day Teaching (28/10/2018)

I went on a lot about how good the anatomy days were last year - directed by the Surgical Society, they’re a chance for first year students to learn from their older colleagues and be taught from a ‘what you need to know’ perspective.


Myself and my housemate Ollie (convenient, right?) volunteered to teach the Inguinal Canal, a connecting tunnel between the anterior abdominal wall and the scrotum in males and the labia majora in females. I remember finding this topic extremely difficult to get my head around in first year, and as such have spent a lot of time trying to work out how best to teach it.

We managed through a series of drawn diagrams, analogies and 3D simulations - it’s complex and there are a lot of layers involved, but we got there eventually.