Tuesday promised to be an incredibly informative day for our students at Merton. With the prospect of practical workshops and excursions, everyone was eager to get going with their day. This cohort have shown true commitment to their programmes and all of our campus staff are looking forward to see their diligence pay off at graduation on Friday.
International Medical Research and Practice students had a busy afternoon as they were treated to a dissection workshop. This was an excellent way for them to gain some more in-depth knowledge about anatomy. They were talked through the functions of this important organ as they went about putting some of the theory they have learnt over the past weeks into practice.
After being talked through the processes of the heart by their teacher, they got into groups of two or three to start the dissection in full. This gave them a good insight into using a scalpel, and everyone was properly scrubbed up which made the whole thing feel very professional! Although many of the students had done this before, it was much more detailed as there was plenty of time to ask questions and discuss any challenges with their classmates and tutors.
In other classrooms across Merton the rest of our students were also enjoying a more practical day, as they got the opportunity to take part in workshops relating to their area of expertise. Following such a busy day, the group were a little tired and several of them returned to their rooms to relax before dinner.
Students shared their meal together before heading off to the Bodleian library to get on with their homework. Given that their final presentations and assignments are due imminently, everyone worked hard to perfect their final pieces of work!